[Haebler Incunabula Plate 60]

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Plate 60 - Westminster, Wynkyn de Worde, 1497. Type 3 & 5.

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1 leaf ([1] p.) ; 25 x 17 cm., on mat 53 x 42 cm.

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De Worde, Wynkyn & Haebler, Konrad 1497.


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  • Weiss & Co.
    Publisher Info: 1928
    Place of Publication: Munich, Germany

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Plate 60 - Westminster, Wynkyn de Worde, 1497. Type 3 & 5.

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1 leaf ([1] p.) ; 25 x 17 cm., on mat 53 x 42 cm.


Printer Wynkyn De Worde [d.1534] emigrated from his supposed home in the region of Alsace-Lorraine and began printing in England toward the end of the 15th century with William Caxton. After Caxton’s death in 1492, de Worde took over his printing press in Westminster in 1495. De Worde's style leaned toward the heavier use of woodblock illustrations (only about 20 of Caxton's editions contained woodcuts while 500 of Wynkyn de Worde's editions were illustrated). De Worde was the first to use italic type (1528) and Hebrew and Arabic characters (1524) in English books, and his 1495 version of Polychronicon by Ranulf Higden was the first English work to use movable type to print music.

De Worde was the first printer to set up site on Fleet Street, (moving Caxton's print shop from Westminster in 1500) which for centuries became synonymous with printing. He was also the first printer to build a bookstall in St Paul's Churchyard, which soon became a center of the book trade in London. The site of his press is marked by a plaque on the wall of the hall of the Worshipful Company of Stationers off Ludgate Hill and Ave Maria Lane, near St Paul's Cathedral in London.

West-European incunabula: 60 original leaves from the presses of the Netherlands, France, Iberia and Great Britain

Issued in portfolio. The plates are mounted and inlaid in paper mats, with mounted descriptive labels. The text consists of a list of plates, arranged under country alphabetically by place of printing, with a short history of the early printing in each country followed by descriptive notes on each specimen, giving information about the printer and the character of the types. Purchase; 2018. Housed in publisher's tan cloth-covered portfolio, with black titles. Libraries' copy is number 79 of 100.



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  • Accession or Local Control No: UNTA_Z1033-L4-H343-1928-060
  • Call Number: Z1033.L4 H343 1928
  • OCLC: 4574260
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 33021035
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1836053

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De Worde, Wynkyn & Haebler, Konrad. [Haebler Incunabula Plate 60], text, 1497; Munich, Germany. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1836053/: accessed December 10, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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