Antoine François Momoro

In the later 18th century printers made incremental changes to the traditional hand press. In Printing Presses, History and Development (1973) p. 43 James Moran states that the press visible in the lower corner of this portrait of Momoro is that designed by Philippe-Denis Pierres, printer in ordinary to the King of France, and first described by Pierres in Description d'une nouvelle presse de l'imprimerie (1786).

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