Jakob Krause Volumes

182 magnificent bindings made by the most important German bookbinder of the Renaissance, Jakob Krause (1532(?)-1585) and his pupil Caspar Meuser (d. 1593), for the library of Elector August. By the end of the Second World War, 1,165 volumes were still verifiable.

In addition, there are the 217 volumes of the binding collection with precious bindings from the 16th to the 20th century (with the exception of the Jakob Krause volumes and the Elector's Library), which is supplemented by the acquisition of contemporary master bindings and is arranged chronologically according to the binding years of the bindings' countries of origin. Until 1945, the binding collection consisted of 1,739 volumes.

Consisting of prints, incunabula and manuscript objects, the volumes are indexed according to content via the SLUB catalogue, the manuscript catalogues and the incunabula catalogues.

Information on this can be obtained from the staff in the Collections reading room or via our contact form.