La Science Pratique de L'Imprimerie.

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Creator

Martin Dominique Fertel

Title

La Science Pratique de L'Imprimerie.

Publisher

Published by the author

Date

1723

Coverage

Saint Omer

Subject

Quarto

Description

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.

Relation

LENDER: Jerry Kelly