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Month: January 2014

Marvelous Medieval Books

My new favorite Tumblr is from Erik Kwakkel, a medieval book historian at Leiden University.

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The first book printed in Italy

During my research for an upcoming book* on the life and work of German Renaissance typographer Erhard Ratdolt, I spent quite some time looking at the introduction of printing to Italy (Ratdolt worked in Venice from 1476 to 1486, thereafter returning to his native Augsburg). The first printers in Italy were, unsurprisingly, from Germany, and […]

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