The Bodleian Library's collection of incunabula is probably the fifth largest in the world, and the largest held by a university library, with over 7,000 volumes and 5,600 distinct editions. Some volumes were donated to the library in the 17th and 18th centuries, but the vast majority were purchased by the library in the 19th century, thanks to the driving interest of Bulkeley Bandinel, Bodley's Librarian from 1813 to 1860. The dissolution of many monasteries in Germany under Emperor Joseph II meant that large numbers of German incunabula were available for purchase during this time; these formed the core of the Bodleian's collection of early printed Bibles. In order to provide a close link with the Vatican, the Bodleian will be focusing on digitizing incunabula printed in Italy. Among the books digitized by the Bodleian for the launch of the project is Douce 244 (the Malermi Bible), one of the first Bibles printed in Italian, which features lavish woodcut illustrations.