Cu*nab"u*la (k?-n?b"?-l?), n. pl. [L., a cradle, earliest abode, fr. cunae cradle.]
The earliest abode; original dwelling place; originals; as, the cunabula of the human race.
The extant copies of the first or earliest printed books, or of such as were printed in the 15th century.
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