Nicolas Jenson, Printer of Venice
- John Henry Nash Book
- Nicolas Jenson, Printer of Venice: His Famous Type Designs and Some Comment Upon the Printing Types of Earlier Printers by Henry Lewis Bullen, Librarian of the American Typographic Library and Museum at Jersey City.
- Henry Lewis Bullen
- John Henry Nash
- Place of Printing:
- San Francisco, CA
- Date of Printing:
Author and Commentators
Henry Lewis Bullen (1857-1938). Librarian of the American Type Founders Company, New Jersey and author.
Nicolas Jenson (1420-1480). Frenchman who set-up a printing business in Venice. One of the most respected early printers.
#184 of 207. Includes an original leaf from Plutarch’s Vitae Parallelae Illustrium Virorum, Volume 2, printed by Nicolas Jenson in 1478.
Discusses Nicolas Jenson’s life, early printing, and how types were made. It also discusses William Morris reviving interest in Jenson’s Roman type as well as Jenson’s influence on Emery Walker, Cobden-Sanderson, Bruce Rogers and John Henry Nash.