Institución, y origen del arte de la Imprenta, y reglas generales para los componedores
Alonso Victor de Paredes's manual of printing has been described as "the first handbook on printing composed in a vulgar [i.e. non-Latin] language." Although the title page provides no imprint, the book was likely printed in Madrid, sometime around 1680 (making it a predecessor to Joseph Moxon's 1683 handbook). This copy was once in the personal collection of Daniel Berkeley Updike, and it is one of only two copies now known to exist (the other is located at the University of Valencia). There is speculation that the book's handwritten annotations were made by Paredes himself, planning revisions or corrections for a future edition.
Paredes, Alonso Víctor de
6 x 9 inches
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