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Reading Early Printed Books: Printers & Booksellers

A Guide to the Book as Artifact

Selected List of Booksellers

Follow the links to find books using the bookseller's names below. Click on the "EX" link to see visual examples of each term.

Alfaya - EX Allot - EX
Ash - EX Berthelin - EX
Bishop - EX Bostock - EX
Bourne - EX Brie - EX
Brunet - EX Buon - EX
Butter - EX Calcedonius - EX
Comin da Trino - EX Commelinus - EX
Cubero - EX Davis - EX
Dawson - EX D'Ewes - EX
Du Mesnil - EX Du Port - EX
Du Pré - EX Durand - EX
Emmel - EX Ferrari - EX
Featherstone - EX Garrich - EX
Gayet - EX Gelabert - EX
Gomez - EX Gonçalez - EX
Guillemot - EX Harrison - EX
Hering - EX Hongot - EX
Jost - EX L'Angelier - EX
La Noue - EX León - EX
Lownes - EX March - EX
Martín - EX Meredith - EX
Pi - EX Roig - EX
Roussin - EX Royston - EX
Ruland - EX Schönwetter - EX
Stephens - EX Tini - EX
Tomes - EX Torre - EX
Tottel - EX Toy - EX
Zenaro - EX Ziletti - EX

 

Selected List of Publishers

Follow the links to find books using the publisher's names below. Click on the "EX" link to see visual examples of each term.

Allot - EX Del Bo - EX
Escuer - EX Field - EX
Fifield - EX Fugger - EX
Smith - EX Tyler - EX

Printers & Booksellers of Early Printed Books

The earliest printed books identified the persons who printed the book in a colophon on the last page of text and sometimes by a "printer's device" representing the printers shop.

Bozzola
Colophon of Tommaso Bozzola of Brescia in Martino Alfonso Vivaldo's Candelabrum aureum eccl. s. Dei (1593)

Identification of responsibility migrated to the title page, and by the seventeenth century booksellers or other individuals with capital ("publishers") took on responsibility for production. Mention of the printing shop began to disappeared.

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