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Digital Collections

We have a small but growing collection of digitised books. Currently these consist of rare books which are unique to our collection.

These books are available to download below and are provided under the Creative Commons licence.

Bibliotheca illustris Medii Templi Societatis

Sir Bartholomew Shower


The first printed catalogue of the Library’s holdings. It was commissioned by Sir Bartholomew Shower, Treasurer of the Inn in 1700. 

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Bukvar' iazyka slavenska


The first printed source of the Belarusian language, this is a primer of Church Slavonic produced by a monastery in Ev’e (or Vievis), Lithuania. 

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Carmen nuptiale nobiliis. doctiss. prudentissimoque sponso D. Cornelio vander Milen provincialis Hollandiae senatus praesidis silio

Henricus Nicolaes Mouthaen


This is the only recorded copy of this poetical work listed in the Heritage of the Printed Book database. 

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De Adiaphoris

Gabriel Powel


Printed in London by Robert Barker in 1606 and is bound in a manuscript leaf from the Tables of Toulouse, dated to the 15th century.

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Examen de la composicion theriacal de Andromacho

Liano Licenciado


Another unique copy of a work on poisons and antidotes, with evidence of ownership by Robert Ashley

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Flor de Virtudes


Flor de v[ir]tudes nueuamente corregido, Caragoça, 1539. A unique copy of this medieval conduct of life work printed in Zaragoza.

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Marqués de Santillana, Los proverbios

Iñigo López de Mendoza


A book of didactic poems written at the request of Juan II for his son the prince Enrique IV; a unique copy not recorded in other collections

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