How to find items in the Fagel Collection
All books and pamphlets of the Fagel Collection are currently being catalogued as part of the project Unlocking the Fagel Collection. All catalogued items can be found in Library’s main online catalogue. This is work in progress that is expected to be completed in 2025. The Dutch books, which make up about half of the collection, can also be found in the Short-Title Catalogue, Netherlands.
Please check the webpages of the Department of Early Printed Books and Special Collections for further information about how to request items for consultation in the Early Printed Books reading room.
TCD Online Catalogue
The classic library catalogue of Trinity College Dublin can be accessed here. Books from the Fagel Collection can be found by shelfmark (prefix ‘Fag.’), or the provenance note ‘From the Fagel collection’. To find all titles entered since the beginning of the project enter the search a:(Fagel Collection)
Short-Title Catalogue, Netherlands
The Short-Title Catalogue, Netherlands (STCN) is the Dutch retrospective bibliography for the period 1540-1800. More information can be found on the website of the STCN. The database can be accessed here. All Fagel copies in the STCN can be found by a search for shelfmark Fag.*
Auction Catalogue (1802)
A copy of the 1802 auction catalogue, Bibliotheca Fageliana, is available to view online in the Library’s Digital Collections Repository. The auction catalogue is divided into two parts and material is listed according to subject. This particular copy of the catalogue is annotated with TCD shelfmarks (which should be prefaced by ‘Fag.’ if you are requesting them).
Printed Catalogue (1872)
Most of the titles from the Fagel collection are listed in the 1872 Printed Catalogue online.