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Fertel's La Science Pratique de L'Imprimérie , 1723, 1965-2002



  • 1965-2002

Language of Materials

  • English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. 9101/33-MS. 9101/35

Biographical / Historical

In 1723, printer and bookseller Martin-Dominique Fertel (1648-1752) of Saint-Omer issued La Science Pratique de L'Imprimérie, contenant des instructions très-faciles pour se perfectionner dans cet art. This was the first major manual on printing published in French, and the first book on book design in any language. The four parts of Fertel's work cover type and composition, imposition and press correction, accentuated letters and punctuation, and press work.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom