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Title: Typographia: of Betoog, dat de Boekdrukkunst eene uitvinding der Duitschers is. Uitgegeven, bij gelegenheid van de viering van het vierde eeuwfeest dier kunst, te Haarlem. Uit het Hoogduitsch. Met een ophelderend naschrift van den Nederduitschen Vertaler.
Description: Franeker, Bij G. Ypma, 1823. 8vo. End of the 19th early 20th c. full polished private clf. binding, spine some gilt. (Original blue printed wrs. preserved and bound in.). (Upper wr. a few foxed spots.). (IV (Half title and title), VIII, 55, I (blank) pp.). (Half title some soiling, a few spots.). (Else a clean and uncut copy.). Dutch translation of the originally German booklet in which the author tries hard to convince the reader that the Germans were the true inventors of printing w. moveable type. At the end a 'Naschrift' or postscriptum by the Dutch translator [Delprat?] in which the arguments are strongly in favour of Haarlem. A nice and early 'Costeriana' item. Very good copy with the original blue printed wrappers bound in.

Keywords: typefounding specimen printers history founding types typespecimen Coster Legend Gutenburg

Price: EUR 125.00 = appr. US$ 135.86 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 7288