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Paganino Paganini

Paganino Paganini (Latin: Paganinus de Paganinis), (c. 1450–1538), was an Italian printer and publisher born in Brescia, working in Venice. He was the first to print of Luca Pacioli’s Summa de arithmetica and De divina proportione. He is also credited with the first printed edition of the Quran in Arabic.* * See Angela Nuovo’s, A […]

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Printing Privileges

In the early days, printing was an especially expensive business. A large investment in the printing equipment itself, the cost of paper, and labor constituted a significant investment that could only be recouped much later on — if at all! Printing privileges (the first in Europe issued in Venice to the printing firm of the […]

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