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Caerdroia 17 introduced its readers to the use of the labyrinth figure as a printer’s device in 15th century Italy. Gian Giacomo Benedetti

Caerdroia 17 introduced its readers to the use of the labyrinth figure as a printer’s device in century Italy.

Dolphin Printer's Mark, William Pickering

From a really old philosophy book, the printer's mark for William Pickering. If I remember right, the dolphin and anchor mark originated with the Italian printer Aldus Manutus (Aldo Manzetti), a AD printer of classical texts.

From the Sennetonios brothers of Lyon in 1555, at the sign of the Salamander. In two colors, no less. From an edition of canon law.

From the Sennetonios brothers of Lyon in at the sign of the Salamander. From an edition of canon law.

German, Andreas Wechel, came from a family of printers. Wechel fled Paris after the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre and moved his business to Frankfort. His name is associated with printing work by Bruno and other European Humanists, but an exact copy of Wechel’s printers mark reappears again, not in Germany but in London, on one of the earliest versions of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, King Lear.

German, Andreas Wechel, came from a family of printers. Wechel fled Paris after the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre and moved his business to Frankfort. His name is associated with printing work by Bruno and other European Humanists, but an exact copy of Wechel’s printers mark reappears again, not in Germany but in London, on one of the earliest versions of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, King Lear.

Woodcut device of Simon de Colines (d. 1546) with the autograph of Ciriaco Strozzi (1504-1565) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Woodcut device of Simon de Colines (d. with the autograph of Ciriaco Strozzi

Mathias Bonhome, printer, Lyon, printer's mark, printer's device, Rev. R.R. Davies, Christ College, Tasmania

Mathias Bonhome, printer, Lyon, printer's mark, printer's device, Rev. R.R. Davies, Christ College, Tasmania

caduceus

Johann Froben's printer's symbol - Caduceus as a symbol of medicine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aldus Manutius, inventor of italics......(Grolier Club, NYC)

Aldus Mantius: The Visionary Who Pioneered Italics

Labore et Constantia ("By Labor and Constancy") the printers mark of the Christophe Plantin

Labore et Constantia ("By Labor and Constancy") the printers mark of the Christophe Plantin

Rebel8 || British Indie Clothing - AcquireGarms.com * Arielle Gabriel who gives free travel advice at The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel writes of mystical experiences during her financial disasters in The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles including the opening of her heart chakra *

Rebel8 || British Indie Clothing - AcquireGarms.com * Arielle Gabriel who gives free travel advice at The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel writes of mystical experiences during her financial disasters in The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles including the opening of her heart chakra *

ENGLAND: William Caxton's Printers Trademark. Caxton was the first English printer, who, as a translator and publisher, exerted an important influence on English literature.

Caxton's printer's device, from Doctrinal of sapience (Westminster: William Caxton,

Collection of early printer's marks in Orlandi: Origine e progressi della stampa (1722)

Collection of early printer's marks in Orlandi: Origine e progressi della stampa (1722)

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