Posts Tagged ‘Wendelin Da Spira’

September 18

The art of printing came to Venice this day in 1469 upon the granting of a privilege to print to a Bavarian printer, Johannes da Spira, by the Senate of the city. The privilege gave Da Spira the exclusive right to print for a period of five years, a practice which became quite common in [...]

May 15

An edition of Cicero’s Letters, from a printing of 300 copies at Venice by Wendelin Da Spira, was presented this day in 1471 to the Dominican convent in Nürnberg, by Friar Peter Schwartz. This volume, set in roman type, is an indication of the spread of the humanist ideas into northern Europe by way of [...]