Printed Calendar Leaf

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Creator

(Unknown)

Title

Printed Calendar Leaf

Date

c. 1500

Coverage

Low Countries or Germany

Description

This single paper leaf from an early printed book demonstrates the ways in which early print attempted to emulate medieval manuscript layout, from the larger initials and paragraph marks to the marginal annotation. In a classroom, gently feeling the impressed texture of the printing helps students understand relief printing and the fluid and intertextual progression from manuscript to print.

Source

From the collection of Alisa K. Beer

Format

29x27.3 cm