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Aldo Manuzio

Aldo Manuzio  

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(c. 1452–1515)was one of the most influential figures in the early history of printing, and his creative innovations have left a permanent mark on printing and publishing. Born in ...
Alexander Thom

Alexander Thom  

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 (1801–79) Printerfor the Post Office in Ireland (1824); for royal commissions in Ireland (1838); and of the Dublin Gazette (1851). With Dublin’s largest printing works from the 1840s, he ...
Anton Fortunato Stella

Anton Fortunato Stella  

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(1757–1833).Printer and bookseller who worked initially in his native Venice but transferred to Milan in 1810. He was a friend of various writers, including Giordani, Vincenzo Monti, and most ...
Anton Francesco Doni

Anton Francesco Doni  

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(1513–74),Italian popular writer and satirist, born in Florence, the son of a scissors-maker; he entered the Servite Order and then travelled for many years in northern Italy, publishing some ...
Bernardo Bellini

Bernardo Bellini  

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(1792–1876).Poet and lexicographer, who studied at Pavia and then taught literature in various cities, also founding a printing-firm in Cremona in 1820. He wrote narrative poems and tragedies. He ...
Book Trade

Book Trade  

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[see also Libraries; Literacy; Manuscripts; Printing in France until 1600]1. An Unchanging RegimeThe organization of the French book industry changed little between the age of Gutenberg and the ...
censorship

censorship  

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1. Any regime or context in which the content of what is publically expressed, exhibited, published, broadcast, or otherwise distributed is regulated or in which the circulation of information is ...
Children's Books

Children's Books  

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Andrea Immel1 Introduction2 Origins and development3 Children’s texts as printed books4 The MS book5 Defining the children’s book1 Introduction2 Origins and development3 Children’s texts as printed ...
Christopher Plantin

Christopher Plantin  

(b ?Tours, c.1520; d Antwerp, 1 July 1589).Flemish printer of French birth. He was the most important printer and publisher in Antwerp in the 16th century. His printing press ...
composing machines

composing machines  

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Mechanisms for rapid composition, usually from a keyboard (see 11). Although a design was patented in 1822 by William Church, for more than 50 years no machine could perform all ...
cylinder press

cylinder press  

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Printing machine in which the forme is borne on a flat bed under a paper-bearing cylinder, creating an impression where the two come into contact (see 11). The earliest cylinder ...
Dialogues, Renaissance

Dialogues, Renaissance  

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As a genre the dialogue's status was uncertain, since there existed no classical theoretical discussion of the form. It was not until the second half of the 16th c. that ...
dictionaries

dictionaries  

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The origins of the English dictionary are found in the late 16th cent. when people became aware of the two levels of English (‘learned’, ‘literary’, ‘inkhorn’, distinct from ‘spoken’, ‘popular’) to ...
Dolmen Press

Dolmen Press  

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(1951–87),printer and publisher in Dublin, and later Mountrath. It was founded by Liam Miller (1924–87) to provide an outlet for Irish authors.Vincent Kinane
dressing

dressing  

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After type is hand-cast, the jet is broken off; the sort is planed to a uniform height, and the nick is made, if not already cast. The shoulders may also be planed (see 11).[...]
Eroticism and Pornography

Eroticism and Pornography  

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Sex and the body enjoy a distinguished position in Italian literature. From the poesia giocosa of the 13th and 14th c. to the contemporary theatre of Dario Fo, their presence ...
Essay 19 The Electronic Book

Essay 19 The Electronic Book  

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A book that has been digitized and is then sold to a customer via sending it over the Internet. Such books are either read on a computer or on an ereader.
Francesco Tromba

Francesco Tromba  

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(b. late 15th c.)was in the service first of Gentile Baglioni and then of his rival Giovanni at the court of Perugia. His poem (1525) on the siege of ...
Francis Joy

Francis Joy  

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 (1697–1795) Ulster printer and papermaker.He founded Belfast’s first newspaper, the Belfast News, in 1737. In 1740, he leased a paper mill in Ballymena, and two in Ballygrooby near Randalstown ...
George Faulkner

George Faulkner  

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 (1703?–75) Prominent Dublin printer and bookseller.He set up his shop in 1724, but was frequently abroad, establishing connections with the London trade, including W. Bowyer, R. Dodsley, A. Millar ...

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