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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 ...
Bible Society

Bible Society  

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The evangelical revival's largest pan‐denominational organization was formed in 1804 to promote the international distribution of the Scriptures. Based in London, with a committee of fifteen ...
bleed

bleed  

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1. n. An image that extends to one or more edges of a printed page.2. v. To print something so that trimming cuts off the edges of a printed area.3. n. and v. In printing, (usually unintended) ...
block book

block book  

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A fairly short-lived phenomenon, blockbooks were mainly produced in the Netherlands and Germany in the 1460s, some time after the invention of movable type, with which they attempted to compete. ...
body type

body type  

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(somatotype) the characteristic anatomical appearance of an individual, based on the predominance of the structures derived from the three germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm). The three types ...
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 ...
books

books  

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Books of the Hebrew Bible were scrolls, wrapped round rollers (Jer. 36: 2) and unrolled for the appropriate place (Luke 4: 17). Two hands were therefore required for reading them. The Christians' ...
bookseller

bookseller  

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A vendor and, until around 1800, a publisher of books. The medieval trade of selling MSS developed during the early modern period into that of selling printed books. Early booksellers ...
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 ...
chapters, Biblical

chapters, Biblical  

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The present division of the Bible into chapters probably goes back to Stephen Langton; he will have perfected it at Paris early in the 13th c. (Robert of Courson used ...
Chicago

Chicago  

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Theatre dates back to the earliest days of the city when, in 1837, Harry Isherwood and Alexander McVicker transformed a tavern into a playhouse. By the 1860s new theatre buildings ...
Children's Bibles.

Children's Bibles.  

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The recasting of the Bible to meet the needs of children has been a topic of increasing interest in the twentieth century. Although children were always included within the concern ...
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 ...
Cologne

Cologne  

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A German city on the Rhine, famous in the Middle Ages for its shrine of the Wise Men of the East, commonly called the Three Kings of Cologne (see the Three Kings).
communication technologies

communication technologies  

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1. Equipment (and associated techniques) directly used to enable interpersonal communication (both synchronous and asynchronous); and/or the mass media. This is not quite synonymous with ‘the means ...

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