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Some of the oldest books on earth, incunables are books printed before the year 1501. Taken from the Latin word, incunabulum or “in the cradle,” these are the first books actually printed in movable type. The incunabular age focused on many things, one of which was the past. Many incunables were written about classic literature and theology. In this case, one sees an epic Latin poem about Roman history and a commentary on the Book of Isaiah.