In Principio: The Beginning of Europe”s Printed-Book Trade, a Princeton University Library symposium

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Fri, Nov 15 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Free

399 Ruehl Family Room
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ,


This symposium brings together five perspectives on the exhibition “Gutenberg & After: Europe’s First Printers 1450–1470.” Leading specialists in printing history and book collecting will explore the development of the first European printing types, the publication of church indulgences in the 1450s, the earliest efforts to decorate multiple printed books by hand, the rediscovery of the origins of European printing in the 18th century, and the contributions of American collectors, including the Scheide family, to the study of the typographic achievements of the 15th century. Registration required.