Paolo Giovio / Historium svi temporis tomvs primvs.

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Creator

Claude Garamond

Title

Paolo Giovio / Historium svi temporis tomvs primvs.

Publisher

Michael Vascosan

Date

1553

Coverage

Paris

Subject

Folio

Description

Claude Garamond (sometimes known as Garamont) apprenticed with Antoine Angereau (c. 1500–1534). His first roman types began to appear in the 1530s. There was a long and fruitful relationship between Garamond and the Estienne family, though Garamond produced type for many other printers too, including Plantin and Michel Vascosan. Garamond brought exceptional elegance and refinement to the model. Garamond worked primarily as one of the first independent type designers, doing little printing and publishing on his own account.

In the twentieth century, there were probably more types called “Garamond” than any other name.

Relation

LENDER: Jerry Kelly