Author: Dan Williford

  • The Venetian Printing Press, 1891

    The Venetian Printing Press, 1891

    The Venetian Printing Press: An Historical Study Based Upon Documents for the Most Part Hitherto Unpublished, By Horatio Forbes Brown · 1891

  • Persian Saddlebags Chair

    Persian Saddlebags Chair

    St. Stephen’s Review, October 1, 1887, Pg. 26

  • Aldine Virgil, 1501

    Aldine Virgil, 1501

    The Aldine Virgil: the First Book Completely Printed in Italic Type and Model for the Portable Printed Book Format The John Rylands Library copy of the Aldine Virgil, printed on vellum, and illuminated with the coat of arms of the Pisani family of Venice. In the poem on the left page facing Virgil’s text Aldus…

  • Aesthetic Book Bibliography

    Walter Pater Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy, By Kate Hext Edinburgh University Press 2013 The Book Beautiful: Walter Pater and the House of Macmillan, 2014, Bloomsbury Publishing. Robert M. Seiler, ed. “Symbolism in British ‘Little Magazines’: The Dial (1889–7), The Pageant (1896–7), and The Dome (1897–1900),” David Peters Corbett 101–119, Published: May 2013

  • Albrecht Dürer

    Albrecht Dürer

    Albrecht Dürer 21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528), sometimes spelled in English as Durer, was a German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Dürer established his reputation and influence across Europe in his twenties due to his high-quality woodcut prints. He was in contact with the major Italian artists…

  • The Gutenberg Bible, 1454

    The Gutenberg Bible, 1454

    Gutenberg Bible view Biblia latina, commonly known as the Gutenberg Bible. (Mainz, Germany: Johann Gutenberg and Johann Fust, between 1454 and 1456) In Mainz, Germany, in the mid-1450s, Johann Gutenberg and his partner Johann Fust published more than 150 large-format copies of the Bible in Latin. This is the book known today as the Gutenberg…

  • Recyell of the Histories of Troy, Caxton, 1473-4

    Recyell of the Histories of Troy, Caxton, 1473-4

    LE FEVRE, Raoul (fl. 1464). Recuyell of the Histories of Troy. Translated from French into English by William Caxton (c. 1420-1491). [Bruges:] William Caxton, [1473 or 1473-early 1474]. Chancery 2° (268 x 191 mm). Collation: [1-1410 158 (1/1 blank removed, 1/2r title printed in red hEre begynneth the volume intituled and named the recuyell of…

  • De civitate dei. Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 1470

    De civitate dei. Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 1470

    AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius (354-430, Saint). De civitate dei. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 1470. Super-median 2o (370 x 240 mm). Collation: [1-28 3-510 6-88 9-1110 12-148 15-1810 19-208 21-2310 24-268 27-2810 2912 3010 318 3210]. 290 leaves (of 294; without the 4 blanks). 46 lines. Roman type 2:115. Rubricated in alternate red and blue, initials with delicate pen-flourishing, book numbers supplied in red in upper margin. FLORAL-PAGE BORDER incorporating 15-line initial…

  • Anton Koberger

    Anton Koberger

    Anton Koberger[1] (c. 1440/1445 – 3 October 1513) was the German goldsmith, printer and publisher who printed and published the Nuremberg Chronicle, a landmark of incunabula, and was a successful bookseller of works from other printers. In 1470 he established the first printing house in Nuremberg. Koberger was the godfather of Albrecht Dürer, whose family…

  • Peter Schöffer

    Peter Schöffer or Petrus Schoeffer (c. 1425 – c. 1503) was an early German printer, who studied in Paris and worked as a manuscript copyist in 1451 before apprenticing with Johannes Gutenberg and joining Johann Fust, a goldsmith, lawyer, and money lender.[1] Among his best-known works are the 1457 Mainz Psalter, the 1462 Bible or Biblia pulcra,…