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1548: Conrad Badius
Conrad Badius used four marks that show a printing press:
Auguste Bernard (1909) ‘One mark, which appears on the first edition of Théodore de Bèze’s Poemata (1548); the volume contains also a portrait of the author signed with the double cross. Conrad’s mark, like that of his father, Josse Bade, represents a printing-press. It contains also the words ‘Prelum ascensianum’; but, instead of being inscribed in a cartouche on the press, they are in two cartouches, one at the top, the other at the bottom, of the border (Silvestre, no. 867). When Conrad betook himself to Geneva, Eloi Gibier, a printer of Orléans, bought the mark. It afterwards passed to Fabian Hotot, a printer in the same city, who was using it in 1609; but before using it he had the word ‘Ascensianum’ removed.’ [Scan].
[It is not clear how Jean Le Preux in Geneva (1585 - 1600) (Image 47 in Horodisch 1974) got this same picture??]
Falconer Madan (1895) ‘Early representations of the printing-Press with especial reference to that by Stradanus.’, Bibliographica. Volume 1, page 226-227. (Illustration 11)
Philippe Renouard (1928) Les marques typographiques parisiennnes des XVe et XVIe siècles. Paris: Champion. [Scan], (Illustration 26)
Nigel Roche (2000) The iconography of the printing office to 1700. Unpublished MA thesis. Library and Information Studies, University College London. (Illustration #K).
Louis Catherine Silvestre (1853) Marques typographiques, volume 2, page 497, no 867. [Scan].