On May 12, 1472 scribes and illuminators in Genoa, Italy petitioned the city council to restrain "strangers who print volumes" and to enjoin German printers from producing breviaries, missals, books of hours, and grammars, all of which were specialties of the scriptorium of Bartolomeo Lupoto in that city. However Lupoto, a bookseller who had previously specialized only in manuscripts, was able to adapt to the new situation and offer printed books that were decorated and in some cases even illuminated.
Hirsch, Printing, Selling and Reading 1450-1550 (1967) 28.
Liber rationis mei Bartolomei de Lupotis, de Grignasco Novariensis. Inventarium rerum et bonorum repertorum in apotheca condam magistri Bartholomei de Novaria. Edited by Geo Pistarino (1961)