Martin Dominique Fertel
La Science Pratique de L'Imprimerie.
Published by the author
Since its beginnings, printing had been practiced in secrecy in the hope of providing competitive advantage to those “in the know.” Printers jealously guarded the techniques of their craft. Fertel deplored this situation, feeling that good practice should be disseminated far and wide. La Science Pratique de l’Imprimerie is the first printer’s manual in French. It is also the first to show model designs for title pages, complicated two-column setting and annotations.
LENDER: Jerry Kelly