Norton (Frederick John), 1904-1986

Italian printers 1501-1520. An annotated list, with an introduction (Cambridge Bibliographical Society Monograph, 3)

London, Bowes & Bowes, 1958
(23 cm), xxxiv (2), 177 (1) pp., illustrations including 2 plates and map. Publisher’s printed blue wrappers. - A useful tool, arranged in alphabetical order of places and under them of printers, so that it is possible to ascertain quickly which printers were at work in any town at any given date between 1501-1520. Norton shows that presses were at work in 49 centres, 19 of which had seen no printing in the previous century. This was a great period for Italian printing, including in it the heyday of Aldus, the beginning of Blado in Rome, Mazzocchi in Rome, and Minuziano in Milan. Reviewed by D.E. Rhodes, in The Book Collector, Autumn 1958, pp.310-314. ¶ Copy inscribed by H.M. Adams, January 1958. Wrapper fatigued.