cunabula

cunabula

(kjuːˈnæbjʊlə)
pl n
1. a cradle
2. the place where a thing originated
3. (Library Science & Bibliography) the extant copies of the first printed books
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I was familiar with the word "incunabula," (books published before 1500), and toward the end of the Cs I found "cunabula":