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Lot 54: Printing.- [Ernesti (Johann Heinrich Gottfried)] Die Wol-eingerichtete Büchdrückerey, eng. frontispiece, type specimens, Nuremberg, 1733.(31 views)
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Description: Printing.- [Ernesti (Johann Heinrich Gottfried)] Die Wol-eingerichtete Büchdrückerey, mit...Deutsch-Lateinisch-Griechisch- und Hebraischen Schrifften..., second edition, engraved frontispiece of a printing workshop, title in red and black, 13 engraved portraits of famous early printers in text, type specimens, one engraved of musical notation, a few printed in red and black, contemporary ink shelf-mark on title and on front free endpaper, browned, contemporary boards, a little worn, spine slightly defective, oblong 4to, Nuremberg, J.A.Endter, 1733. ⁂ Comprehensive German printer's manual, first published in 1721, with specimens of fraktur, Greek, Hebrew and exotic types, sizes, music, ornaments and decorative borders. The portraits include Gutenberg, Aldus Manutius, Frobenius and Christopher Plantin.