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Title Pages

The first printed books had no title pages. Books sometimes began with a mere phrase, such as "Here beginnith." The first printed colophon appeared on "The Mainz Psalter" printed by Fust and Schoeffer in 1457. The colophon was a signature at the end of a work which described the author and date, as well as the share in the work’s production by illuminators or printers. The first title page was created by Schoeffer in 1463 after the the colophon in the final pages of books became too busy. The concept of a printer’s device, bearing a design much like a modern logo, spread rapidly and became more decorative and advertorial. In the 16th century, bookmakers preferred a long-winded title page bearing a wealth of borders, embellishments, and boldly-scripted typefaces.

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Bauhaus - - Schlemmer, Oskar. Die Bühne im Bauhaus. Titelblatt von Oskar Sc

June 4, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

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Joannes Le Francq van Berkhey

June 6, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Atlas Title Page from Cellarius Harmonia Macrocosmica

June 11, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (1 bid)

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THOMAS à KEMPIS, Saint / WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT. Of the Imitation of Christ.

June 14, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

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BOOK, TITLED WHAR' THE HAND O' GOD IS SEEN AND

June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

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