The Palaeotypography of the French Renaissance: Selected by Hendrik D. L. Vervliet

By Hendrik D. L. Vervliet

This number of 13 essays examines sixteenth-century sort layout in France. Typefaces built in this interval have been to persuade decisively the typography of the centuries which undefined, they usually proceed to steer an outstanding many modern typefaces. The papers' universal aim is to set up the paternity of the typefaces defined and severely to appraise their attributions, a lot of that have formerly been inadequately ascribed. Such an process may be of curiosity to style historians and kind designers looking better-documented attributions, and to historians, philologists, and bibliographers, whose examine of ancient imprints will make the most of extra actual variety descriptions. The papers and illustrations specialise in crucial letter-cutters of the French Renaissance, together with Simon de Colines, Robert Estienne, Claude Garamont, Robert Granjon, Pierre Haultin, and in addition comprise a couple of minor masters of the interval.

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The face reappears from 1531 onwards in imprints ascribed by Moreau to Jean Bignon. On the possible relation with a type used by S. de Colines and P. Viart, see above (23). Size╇ Two-line Brevier (Lettres de deux points de Petit-texte); 15/14 Anglo-American/Didot; : 4 mm. First seen in╇ 1523, Paris, S. de Colines (Liber Psalmorum; Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale, BZ 1–20; Moreau, 3: 158, no. 426). Key letters╇ Downward-beaked capital G; splayed capital M with centre above base-line; long-tailed R.

First seen in╇ 20 January 1518 [=1519], Paris, [N. Desprez for] J. I Petit and E. I and J. II de Marnef (Nonius Marcellus, Ad filium; Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine, 74; Moreau, 2: 553, no. 2160). Early appearances╇ Paris: 1519, N. de La Barre, D. Maheu, P. Vidoue; 1520, J. Badius, C. Chevallon, N. Desprez & G. Desplains & G. de Gourmont & E. I & J. II de Marnef & F. Regnault, J. II Du Pré & J. Granjon, D. Higman, M. Lesclencher; 1521, N. Desprez & B. Aubry, P. Gromors; 1523, C. Chevallon, P.

I Petit (Diomedes, De arte grammatica; Liège, University Library, 15e s. C 35[1]; Polain, 2: 1297; Gesamtkatalog, 7: 8405). Early appearances╇ Paris: 1499, J. Philippi; 1501, A. Bocard; 1514, G. Le Rouge & D. Roce. Key letters╇ Capital A with pointed top; high stem of G; wide H; doubly-seriffed M; unseriffed diagonal of N; tilt-barred lower case e; minute link of g; stroked i. Literature╇ Gf T, 2268, 2391; Haebler, 1905, 31: 4, no. 23; 66, nos. 51–2; Claudin, 1900, 2: 239–40; Catalogue BM, 8: 144, 213 and pls.

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