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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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100 Jahre Carl. Das Altfrankfurter Spezialhaus. 1830-1930. Jubiläumskatalog. 1930

January 28, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Alt-Frankfurt. Vierteljahrsschrift für seine

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Ansichten von Frankfurt. Neueste Sammlung

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Rund um Frankfurt. Ein Heimatbuch mit vielen

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Die neue Altstadt. Jahrbuch 1926 des Bundes

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Die angenehme Lage der Stadt Frankfurt

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Alexander Dietz. Alt-Sachsenhausen. Aus dem

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Festbuch zur Stadionweihe Frankfurt a. M

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Johann Fichard. Der Statt Franckfurt am Mayn

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Johann Fichard. Der Statt Franckfurt am Mayn

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Frankfurt am Main und seine Bauten

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Reclams Universum. Frankfurt und der

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Johann Heinrich Hermann Fries. Abhandlung

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Anton Kirchner. Ansichten von Frankfurt am

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Anton Kirchner. Ansichten von Frankfurt am

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Vollständiges Diarium, alles dessen was vor, in

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Karl VII. - Vollständiges Diarium. Von den

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Achilles August von Lersner. Der Weit

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Privilegia et pacta des Hl. Röm. Reichs-Stadt

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Raths-und Stadtkalender Fankfurt. Des

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Heinrich Voelcker. Die Altstadt in Frankfurt am

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