CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION
Leaf from a Plantin Loubain Bible
Plantini, Christophori, 1520-1589
The Louvain Bible, edited by Johannes Hentenius, -practically a reprint of R. Stephanus' Bible of 1538-40- was published by Christopher Plantin with the Summa Priviegii of King Philip of Spain. At the time this Bible was being printed, Plantin was issuing not only Bibles, but also popular literature in ten languages: Latin, Greek, Hebrew, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Flemish, Dutch and English. The polyglot staff of editors and compositors were forbidden, by posted notices, to discuss religious questions; probably because Plantin had been accused several times of being a heretic. Later, however, Plantin was appointed censor of the press. Founded in 1555, this famous press was suspended in 1867, whereupon the city of Antwerp converted it into a museum.
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951
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18.5 x 12.6 cm
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Original Leaves from Famous Bibles
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