1st Edition

Early Woodcut Initials
Containing Over Thirteen Hundred Reproductions of Ornamental Letters of the Fiftheenth and Sixteenth centuries, Selected and Annotated by Oscar Jennings, M.D.

ISBN 9781138318182
Published November 26, 2020 by Routledge
302 Pages

USD $38.95

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Book Description

First published in 1908, Jennings collates an extensive compendium of Thirteen hundred reproductions of ornamental letters dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Jennings in this book also provides a history into woodcutting, detailing empirical places that marked important moments in the crafts history.

Table of Contents

1. Block-Books - The Invention of Printing: The Psalter of Mayence.  2. Augsburg.  3. Ulm and Nuremberg.  4 Basle and Zurich.  5. Lubeck and Bamberg.  6. Strasburg and Reutlingen.  7. Cologne and Geneva.  8. Venice.    9. Other Italian Towns.  10. Lyons.  11. Paris.  12. French Provincial Towns.

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