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Johann Fust

(c. 1400—1466)

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catalogues of books, MS and print

catalogues of books, MS and print  

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Catalogues record ownership, usually availability, sometimes noting donations or provenance, and are compiled with the purpose of publicly imparting this information. Catalogues of books, whether in ...
Gutenberg Bible

Gutenberg Bible  

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The edition of the Bible (Vulgate version) printed by the German printer Johannes Gutenberg (c. 1400–68). He was the first in the West to print using movable type, introduced typecasting using a ...
initial

initial  

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Deriving from the Latin initium (‘beginning’), the term ‘initial’ means the very first letter in the first word. This letter is that most likely to be engrossed or decorated in ...
Johann Gutenberg

Johann Gutenberg  

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(c.1396–1468), inventor of printing. He was a native of Mainz. In 1448 he borrowed money, probably for developing his printing process. He printed the Mazarin Bible (q.v.) and other works.
Karl Dziatzko

Karl Dziatzko  

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 (1842–1903) German librarian and bibliographer.As university librarian at Breslau (1872–86), he revolutionized cataloguing by introducing principles that adumbrated the influential ‘Prussian ...
Mainz Psalters

Mainz Psalters  

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The first independent works (1457 and 1459) of Gutenberg’s former associates. Their imprints include dates and the names of Fust and Schoeffer. The 1457 psalter exists in two issues, the ...
Missale speciale

Missale speciale  

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A smaller version, containing selections from the complete missal, drawn up for special needs. The best known is that which came to be called the Missale Speciale Constantiense (of Constance) ...
Peter Schöffer

Peter Schöffer  

(c.1425–c.1503),German printer. He was born in Gernsheim (Rhine) and by 1449 was working as a scriptor (i.e. manuscript copyist) in Paris. He later married Dyna (or Christina), the daughter ...
printer's device

printer's device  

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A form of trade mark used by early printers (and subsequently by publishing booksellers) to establish their identity. The first recorded printer’s device consisted of two heraldic shields interlinked ...
printing

printing  

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Any automated or mechanical process of reproducing multiple copies of written text, pictures, and/or photographs, through the controlled application of inks or dyes onto a surface, or in the case of ...
Schoeffer II, Peter

Schoeffer II, Peter  

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 (c.1475×80–1547) Printer and punchcutter.Son of Gutenberg’s and Fust’s partner, he worked in Mainz, Worms, Strassburg, Basel, and Venice, probably cutting roman, italic, Greek, Hebrew, and music ...
Ulrich Zell

Ulrich Zell  

(d. 1507),German printer who established the first printing workshop in Cologne in 1464. In the course of his career he printed more than 200 titles, mostly works of theology ...

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