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16th Century

From Aldus to Plantin


Bookmaking Technology

Portraits of Printers

Typographic Exemplars

  • John Day, printer. Hugh Latimer, The Seven Sermons. (London, 1562)
  • S. Feyerabend, printer. Livy, Titi Livii Patavini, Romanae Historie . . . . (Frankfurt, 1568)
  • Simon de Colines, printer. Orance Fine, Orontii Finaei . . . In sex priores libros Geometricorum . . . . (Paris, 1544)
  • Jean de Tournes, printer. Claude Guichard, Fvnerailles, & diuerses manieres d'enseuelir des Rommains . . . . (Lyon, 1581)
  • Henri Estienne, printer. Plato, Platonis opera quae extante omnia. (Paris, 1578)
  • Michel Vascosan, printer. Plutarch, Decade, contenant les vies des emperevrs . . . . (Paris, 1567)
  • Ludovico Arrighi, printer. Palladius, Coryciana. (Rome, 1524)
  • Aldus Manutius, printer. Horace, Works. (Venice, 1501)
  • Initials, from an album of excised initials (original source unknown)
  • Initials, from an album of excised initials (original source unknown)
  • Initials, from an album of excised initials (original source unknown)
  • Initials, from an album of excised initials (original source unknown)
  • Initials, from an album of excised initials (original source unknown)


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