Historia Romana (Pars II)

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Historia Romana (Pars II)

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Item No: hbp001004
Title: Historia Romana (Pars II)
Additional Title: Historia Romana (Pars II)
Publication Year: ca. 1472
Media Type: Books
Source: Rare Book Department

 The letterform used on this piece closely follows the humanistic hand written in Italy in the 15th century. Note how the lower case a and e still carry the cant of the pen yet the type has the evenness of fine printing.

The de Speyer brothers were awarded a 5 year contract to establish Venice's first printing press. Their first book was Epistolae ad familiares by Cicero (1469). The contract was voided when Johann de Speyer died.

Country: Country:Italy

Call Number: Goff A931
Creator Name: da Spira, Vindelinus - Printer/Publisher

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