Department of Early Printed Books


During its history, the Staatsbibliothek separated special materials from the ever-growing holdings. This was and still is also the case in the main print collection where parts were and are selected because of their value or rarity. Added are scholarly and bibliophilic libraries which are preserved as collections in their own right due to their historical relevance.

These special collections are unique treasures, are accordingly conserved and may be consulted in the Rare Books Reading Room only.


A-C | D-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-R | S-U | V-Z


The Aldines PDF version
The Archives of the Decker Court Printing Office PDF version
Artistic Books PDF version
Book Fair Catalogues PDF version
The Collection of Bindings PDF version
The Collection Libri impressi rari PDF version
The Collection Libri in membrana impressi PDF version


The Diez Library PDF version


Historical Pamphlets PDF version


The Kaiser Library PDF version
The Luther Collection PDF version
The Lynar Collection PDF version


Occasional Personal Writings


Pamphlets of the Reformation PDF-version
The Rara Collection PDF version
Russian Artist's Books PDF version


The Savigny Library PDF version
The Sixteenth-Century Collection PDF version
Secular and Sacred Songs from the Meusebach Collection PDF version


The Varnhagen Library PDF version