At present, the NDL owns 13 titles of incunabula (two additional titles are currently in preparation), as well as 307 titles of incunabula leaves (a leaf is a single page of an incunabulum). These are original printed materials, but the Library also owns full-size facsimiles. Including the facsimiles, about 400 incunabula can be viewed at the NDL, some of them only partially. Of these, 300 were printed in Germany or Italy with nearly the same number for each country. Some 50 were printed in France, 20 in England, and 30 in other areas. Many of the facsimiles are of originals printed by William Caxton or Wynkyn de Worde of England. We also have many incunabula (including leaves) printed by Anton Koberger of Nuremberg, Michael Wenssler of Basel and Franciscus Renner of Venice.
The lists of incunabula shown below indicate the authors and titles of the incunabula, incunabula leaves and their facsimiles owned by the NDL, as well as the printers, printing cities and year of printing, source in which the leaves are included and the call numbers. The authors, titles, cities and printers follow the forms used in the IISTC and Goff. Therefore, the city names are written in English. Basically, the year of printing, including estimates, does not include the month and day. The lists are classified according to the areas where the printers were active and are arranged in the following order: (1) Germany, (2) Italy, (3) France, (4) Low Countries, (5) England and (6) Spain and Portugal.
Within each area, the incunabula are arranged in alphabetical order by city, printer and year in the stated order. Those printed by the same printer are listed with the earliest item appearing first.
You can view images of the incunabula whose titles are displayed in blue.