Eusebius pamphilus / de evangelica praeparatione.

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Creator

Nicolas Jenson

Title

Eusebius pamphilus / de evangelica praeparatione.

Date

1470

Coverage

Venice

Description

Jenson was a Frenchman who worked at the Royal mint at Tours. In 1458 he was sent to Mainz by King Charles VII to learn the secrets of the art of printing. He moved to Venice in the late 1460s, establishing himself as the first non-German printer in that city.

Jenson’s roman inspired many of the typefaces of the private press revival as well as several commercial fonts of the twentieth century, including Centaur and Adobe Jenson.

Relation

PROVENANCE: The American Type Founders (ATF) library; later Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library