Printing and the book in fifteenth-century England a bibliographical survey by Walter Leo Heilbronner

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Published by Published for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia [by] the University Press of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Printing -- History -- Great Britain -- Bibliography,
  • Books -- History -- Great Britain -- Bibliography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementby Walter L. Heilbronner.
GenreBibliography.
ContributionsUniversity of Virginia. Bibliographical Society.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 105 p. ;
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17372519M

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PRINTING & THE BOOK IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND on *FREE* shipping on qualifying cturer: UNIVERSITY PRESS OF VIRGINIA. Printing and the book in fifteenth-century England. Charlottesville, Published for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia [by] University Press of Virginia [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Walter L Heilbronner; University of Virginia.

Bibliographical Society. This page documents the evolution of printing and publishing during the fifteenth century.

The main event from this era is Gutenberg’s invention of a printing press that works with movable type.

It revolutionizes the production of books and pamphlets. By the end of the century printing presses can be found in more than cities around Europe. An interesting chapter in the history of the early printed Hebrew book is the study of the role played by Christian hebraists.

Beginning sometime in the third quarter of the fifteenth-century, the study of the Hebrew language and especially biblical studies including rabbinic commentators increasingly became the focus of Christian scholars.

William Caxton and Early Printing in England takes a fresh approach to the first sixty years of printing in England by placing Caxton, his contemporaries, and other early publishers in the broad context of the history of book production between the middle of the fifteenth century and the Reformation.

Although many of the early printers in 5/5(2). William Caxton (c. – c. ) was an English merchant, diplomat, and is thought to be the first person to introduce a printing press into England, inand as a printer was the first English retailer of printed books.

Neither his parentage nor date of birth is known for certain, but he may have been born between andperhaps in the Weald or wood land of Kent Notable work: Recuyell of the Historyes of.

Books shelved as 15th-century: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory, The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory, The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant, The Kingmaker'. Printing is a process for mass reproducing text and images using a master form or template. The earliest non-paper products involving printing include cylinder seals and objects such as the Cyrus Cylinder and the Cylinders of earliest known form of printing as applied to paper was woodblock printing, which appeared in China before AD.

Solid ink printing: Book and text in the fifteenth century, Wolfenbütteler Abhandlungen zur Renaissanceforschung, 2, Hamburg Hind, A.M. (), An introduction to a history of woodcut, with a detailed survey of work done in the fifteenth century, 2 vols., London.

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