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Author Fuhrmann, Otto W. (Otto Walter)

Title Gutenberg and the Strasbourg documents of 1439; an interpretation by Otto W. Fuhrmann. To which has been appended the text of the documents in the original Alsatian, the French of Laborde, and modern German and English translations; sketches by Fritz Kredel.

Imprint New York, Press of the Woolly Whale, 1940.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Reference, Storage    R 655.1    Available
Description x p., 1 ℓ., 260 p., 1 ℓ. incl. illus., facsims. 26 cm.
Note Illustrated lining-papers.
Gutenberg's seal on t.-p.
"The facsimiles 1 to 13 [p. 147-151] and the watermarks [p. 153] have been reproduced ... from the lithographic tracings in Count Léon de Laborde's book Débuts de l'imprimerie à Strasbourg, Paris, 1840. Facsimile 14 [p. 152] has been taken from a pamphlet entitled Gutenberg, lithographed by students of the Strasbourg Industrial school, 1840 (from the copy in the library of the Grolier club, New York) All are shown in the exact size of the originals, preserved by the tracings."--Author's note, p. [146]
"Published in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the invention of printing from movable types. The body matter is hand set in Bruce Rogers' 14-point centaur ... Only 600 copies have been printed."
Bibliography Bibliography: p. [237]-253.
Subject Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468.
Printing -- History -- Origin and antecedents.
Printing -- History -- Strasbourg.
Printing -- History -- Celebrations of invention.
Added Author Laborde, Léon, marquis de, 1807-1869.
Kredel, Fritz, 1900-1973, Illus.

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