Francofordiense emporium ….

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Creator

Estienne, Henri.

Title

Francofordiense emporium ….

Publisher

[Geneva]: H. Estienne,

Date

1574.

Description

In the 1570s Henri Estienne (1531–1598), heir to the great printing tradition begun by his grandfather Henri (d. 1520), was in search of new markets for his books. A successful and profitable visit to Frankfurt caused him to write and publish this encomium of the city and its famous trade fair. Estienne ends his work by praising one of Germany’s favorite sons, Gutenberg, the inventor of printing, who “was unwilling to cherish that invention in his own bosom, but shared it with all the world to the highest good of the human race."

Source

Gift of Leonard L. Mackall.