Incunabula provenances and other names index

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Alphabetical list of names (surname order) associated with the incunabula, primarily relating to provenance. Including names of former owners, donors, and other names where the exact relationship to the book is unknown. Booksellers are listed in a separate index.

NB! Direct links to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) entries will only work from University of Glasgow IP addresses as this is a subscription database.

See also the institutions provenances index and the booksellers index.


Y., E. -- see E. V., or possibly E. Y.

Yemeniz, Nicolas (1783-1871)
Born Constantinople and subsequently silk manufacturer and bibliophile in Lyon; his library sold for 725,000 francs; see 'Encyclopedia of library and information science', vol. 24 p. 150, and 'Catalogue de la bibliothèque de M. N. Yemeniz' (Paris:  1867).


Young, James "Paraffin" (1811-1883) 
Scottish industrial chemist; see John Ferguson, 'Bibliotheca chemica:  a catalogue of the alchemical, chemical and pharmaceutical books in the collection of the late James Young of Kelly and Durris', 2 vols (Glasgow:  Maclehose, 1906).

Strathclyde U.L. Archives & Special Collections, Praepositus

Young, Thomas Patrick (1727-1778)
D.D., F.S.A., of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge