"Re: The King is Dead, ..."
- Hi John
Well this I can certainly agree with.
I have seen two B42s. One on paper, the other on parchment. As well as
the Mainz Psalter. Breathtaking.
Typographically speaking, as far as I can tell, it was all Peter
> We simply do not know what technique Gutenburg used, there are no
> records of that
> at all. There was a lot of secrecy that surrounded early printing.
> Would we have even known
> about Gutenburg, if he never had a quarrel with his associates and
> did not went to court ?
> But all the techniques needed for it, were available in some form
> It's the combination that made it uniqueyou have ever
> Those Gutenburg-bibles, they are at the top of typography, who of
> been able to take a peek at them ? There are not so many around.
> Best wishes
> John Cornelisse
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> So she spoke to him and her word found favour,
> he knew by instinct, he should seek a friend.
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I cut off the last of my post to you by mistake. I think the date of
Schöffer's entry into the project is fairly accurate primarily because
somewhere was a reference to his being in Mainz prior to the fall of
Constantinople (1493), which was of considerable concern to the