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Daniel Schmatz Publishes "What the Journeyman Printer Needs for Ready Reference"

1684

In 1684 Daniel Michael Schmatz published in the German town of Sultzbach Neu-vorgestelltes auf der löblichen Kunst Buchdruckerey gebräuchliches Format-Buch. This was not a comprehensive printing manual like Moxon's but, "a guide to imposition, different alphabets, Greek and Latin abbreviations, alchemical and pharmaceutical symbols. This is what the journeyman printer needed for ready reference." (Roger Gaskell). It was the fourth printing manual published in German.

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