Lincoln Cathedral & University of Lincoln

(participating with a facsimile display)

On view at the University library, there will be a facsimile display of Euclidean texts owned by Lincoln Cathedral.
Display dates: 1 June – 31 July 2018
Location: Ground floor of the University Library

Preview of the display


The 17th century Wren Library contains approximately half of Lincoln Cathedral’s early printed books, many of which belonged to Dean Michael Honywood who paid for the building and design of the library. The collection includes 100 “incunabula” or, books printed before 1501. Honywood’s eclectic interests are reflected in the subjects of his books: history, geography, travel, science, nature, literature and even beauty tips for ladies are among the subjects covered. A selection of manuscripts and early printed books is on display throughout the open season.