Book collection

Boek collectie

Among the highlights of the collection are rare medieval manuscripts such as the Rijmbijbel by Jacob van Maerlant and a Book of hours by the Master of Catharina van Kleef. Other highlights are an example of the renowned Atlas van Blaeu with hand-coloured maps, archival material including the proofs for typefaces by Jan van Krimpen, and unusual bookcases, such as the so-called Kelmscott bookcase filled with all the publications from the press of William Morris, the Nieuwenhuis bookcase and the Elzevier bookcase.