Principia Typographica; Paper-Marks Volume 3

Principia Typographica; Paper-Marks Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...Spencer, and Munich copies of the Ars Memorandi; the British Museum copy of the De Generatione Christi, --are all peculiar to Germany; none of the kind being found in any of the Account Books at the Hague, nor in the Block-Books, or any books printed in the Netherlands. We have numerous tracings of this large head from German Manuscripts ranging in date from 1430 to 1490. It may have been used at a much earlier period. The one at the side was traced by us several years since from a Manuscript intitled " Decisiones Rotce," of about 1376-1381. The works issued from the presses of Albert Pfister, Gunther Zainer, and Bambler, afford numerous instances of the Heads of the Bull of a very peculiar form, of which a few examples are given in plates U and V. Many of those on the paper of the books printed by John Zainer and Bambler assume the most grotesque shapes, as seen in pll. V. Their variety is so great that we could give as many specimens as would occupy several plates. When noticing, p. 59, the mark of the Scales, we stated that the upper part was variously ornamented. We might easily fill a page or more with the description merely of various ornaments that are found on the top of the stem and beneath the nose of the Head of the Bull of the same character as that we are now discussing, as will be readily imagined from the few specimens we have given hi plates R, S, U, and V. The Head of the Bull in the Lea Wilson copy of the Biblia Pauperum, though resembling many of an early period, is yet of peculiar form in respect to the ears, and which we have not met with in any other of the Block-Books. It very much resembles the one at the side, taken from the paper of the Quadragesimale of Caracciolus de Litio, printed by Valdarfer, at Milan, more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603044
  • 9781236603043