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By Bettina Wagner

ISBN-10: 3110253240

ISBN-13: 9783110253245

The papers accumulated during this quantity talk about descriptive equipment and current conclusions suitable for the heritage of the ebook construction and reception. Books revealed in Europe within the fifteenth and sixteenth century nonetheless had a lot in universal with manuscripts. they aren't mere textual assets, but additionally fabric gadgets whose actual makeup and person beneficial properties must be taken into consideration in library tasks for cataloguing and digitization.

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Hans Limburg, Hartwig Lohse and Wolfgang Schmitz (Munich: Saur, 1986), 285-312; idem, “Buchmalerei in Mainz zur Zeit von Gutenberg, Fust und Schöffer”, in Gutenberg – Aventur und Kunst. Vom Geheimunternehmen zur ersten Medienrevolution, ex. cat. (Mainz: City of Mainz, 2000), 574-75. See for example Adolph Goldschmidt, “The Decoration of Early Mainz Books”, Magazine of Art 31 (1938): 579-81; König, “Für Johannes Fust” (see above note 2). 40 Mayumi Ikeda press and the second substantial book in Europe to be printed with movable type.

Konrad Bauer proposed that the six-line initials ‘B’, four-line initials ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘S’ and ‘E’ and the six-line ‘T’ in the Canon missae may have been cut or punched directly onto the blocks using the criblé (Schrotschnitt) technique. Konrad F. Bauer, “Gutenberg in Gesellschaft”, Philobiblon 11 (1967): 277-78. I am grateful to Paul Needham, who kindly shared Bauer’s article with me. The First Experiments in Book Decoration at the Fust-Schöffer Press 43 since engraving the design in intaglio would be much less laborious than producing a relief metalcut of intricate flourishes.

8. MAINZ GROUP: Headlines in alternating red and blue Lombards with dotted serifs; books begin with red and blue divided initials and red rubrics in neat textura script; chapter initials in alternating red or blue; chapter numerals in alternating red and blue unpunctuated majuscules with a second vertical stroke after each numeral I; vertical red capital strokes. I:209 (22/1) = II Chronicles 3-6. Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Library, Inc. 1[3]; see J. C. T. Oates, A Catalogue of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Books in the University Library Cambridge (Cambridge: University Press, 1954), no.

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