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.