A small book of great value: Jean Guyot’s Minervalia. It is one of the oldest comedy books printed in Maastricht. Worldwide only five copies are known. In 1554, the printer Jacob Baethen produced something unique: a Maastricht-printed book with a special, humoristic story!
A good home for a special bookWe want to make sure that the Minervalia can travel through this region. In this way, we make sure that the cultural heritage is available to everyone - including to you. Moreover, we want to dedicate this beautiful book to students and researchers of Maastricht University. The Maastricht University Library can offer it a good home. The Minervalia would be the oldest piece of the Special Collections of the UM.
Getting the Minervalia to MaastrichtUnfortunately, the Minervalia is no longer present in Maastricht. Only with your help, we can bring it back via the antiquarian ASHER Rare Books, for the price of 12.500 euros. Do you agree that the Minervalia should go back to its roots? Then help us bring it back to Maastricht!
“As the curator of the Special Collections of Maastricht University, I think it would be fantastic if we succeed in getting Baethen back to Maastricht. We want to make sure the book is made available to students, researchers and those who are interested."- Odin Essers
Culture from Maastricht belongs in Maastricht!