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Printers' Marks

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The designs at the end of each beam in the Hall of Noble Words are the graphic symbols used by early printers to designate their printing press. These printer's marks were included on all the books printed at that press.


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Fust and Schoeffer, Mainz,
Fifteenth century

Image of Fust and Schoeffer Printer Mark

Image of Caxton Printer Mark

Caxton, London,
Fifteenth century

Froben, Basel,
Fifteenth century

Image of Froben Printer Mark

Image of Pynson Printer Mark

Pynson, London,
Fifteenth century
Plantin, Antwerp,
Sixteenth century

Image Plantin Printer Mark

Image of Rosenbach Printer Mark

Rosenbach, Barcelona,
Fifteenth century
Van den Keere, Ghent,
Sixteenth century

Image of Van den Keere Printer Mark

Image of De La Roca Printer Mark

De La Roca, Valencia,
Fifteenth century
Estienne, Paris,
Sixteenth century

Image of Estienne Printer Mark

Image of Espinosa Printer Mark

Espinosa, City of Mexico,
Sixteenth century

Du Prè Lyons,
Fifteenth century

Image of Du PrČ Printer Mark

Image of Harper & Brothers Printer Mark

Harper and Brothers, New York,
Nineteenth century

Aldus, Venice,
Sixteenth century

Image of Aldus Printer Mark

Image of Houghton, Mifflin, and Company Printer Mark

Houghton, Mifflin, and Company,
Nineteenth century

Giunta, Florence,
Sixteenth century

Image of Giunta Printer Mark

Image of Southwest Press Printer Mark

Southwest Press, Dallas,
Twentieth century

All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been, is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. – Thomas Carlyle

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