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1584: Richard Schilders
Title: ‘The artes of logike and rethorike easie to be learned and practised together with examples for the practise of the same, for methode in the government of the familie, prescribed in the word of God.’
Falconer Madan (1895, page 239): ‘1584. In this year R. Schilders of Middelburgh used a re-engraving of No. 12 without the frame, with very slight alterations, except that .PRELUM> : | R. Schilders : .’ is now the inscription, and some details fo the original are obscured.’ (On the title-page of [Dudley Fenner’s] Artes of Logice and Rethorike. It is reproduced in Thomas Frognall Dibdin Bibliographical Decameron, 1817, volume 2, page 120). [Scan]
Thomas Dibdin (1817, page 120) states: ‘The press - was adopted by a number of printers. By Vascosan, Roigny, and others; see note (e) in Maittaire, vol. ii. p. 77. This adaptation was of course tolerated among his relatives; but they sometimes stole Ascensius’s name; and in the ‘avant propos’ to his Calepini Dictionarium, of 1516, folio, Badius warns his readers ‘not to pay attention to works in which his name is surreptitiously introduced, but to look well after his device of the Press. It was certainly natural that printers and publishers should adopt so appropriate an ornament in the frontispieces of their books. We see it thus - in the Artea of Logike and Rethorike, &c. by M. Dudley Fenner (8vo) without date, but apparently at Middleburgh, in the middle of the sixteenth century.’
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall (1817) The bibliographical decameron; or, Ten days pleasant discourse upon illuminated manuscripts, and subjects connected with early engraving, typography, and bibliography. London: Shakespear Press. [Scan]
Falconer Madan (1895) ‘Early representations of the printing-Press with especial reference to that by Stradanus.’, Bibliographica. Volume 1, page 499-502. (Illustration 23).
Nigel Roche (2000) The iconography of the printing office to 1700. Unpublished MA thesis. Library and Information Studies, University College London. (Illustration #O1).