Un taccuino per gli inizi della tipografia mantovana

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] A notebook for the beginnings of Mantuan typography

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Abstract

This essay deals with the early years of book printing in Mantua. After a rather productive period (1472-1481), the few printing firms ceased their activity, probably due to severe problems in distributing the books and in competing efficaciously with the bigger companies (such as the ‘Compagnia di Venezia’). Neveretheless the first decade remains quite interesting under many respects, even because some foreign printers and traders came to Mantua and became Mantuan citizens, spending there the rest of their lives. New documents are published; one of them, dated 1476, provide new evidences wich allow to reconsider the whole printing and commercializing process of Problemata Aristotelis (comm. Petrus de Abano), Mantua, Paul Butzbach [for Stefano Illari], 1475 (IGI 846-A).
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] A notebook for the beginnings of Mantuan typography
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa tipografia a Mantova nel Quattrocento
EditorsANDREA CANOVA, Pasquale Di Viesti
Pages11-28
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • History of Typography- 15th century
  • History of book trade - 15th century
  • Mantova
  • Mantua
  • Storia del commercio librario - XV secolo
  • Storia della tipografia- XV secolo

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