Masako Takagi: William Caxton and two exemplars

The development of Printing Technique between 1478 and 1480.

The shapes of casting-off marks in Vat. lat. 11441 MS and HM136 MS do not have many traits in common, but detailed comparison of them reveals they both contain a certain amount of unused marks. How did the miscalculation occur? Even more interestingly, were these mistakes the result of the same set of processes or of different ones? This paper seeks to explore the stories behind these blunt marks left on the two manuscripts that were used at Caxton's printing shop.

Tea will be served at 5.00 p.m. with the lecture to start at 5.30 p.m. Members are welcome to bring guests, both to meetings and to the tea beforehand.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 17:30
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London W1J 0BE