The first book printed in Europe

from movable types was the Bible, printed by Gutenberg, at Strasburg, in 1455. This work is sometimes described as the Mazarine Bible, and occasionally as the “forty-two line” Bible.

Taken from Gesta Typographica by Chas. Jacobi, 1897, page 25.

The paper duty

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The Stanhope Press

Henry Stephens, Stephanus, or Étienne

Robert Stephens

Charles Stephens

Henry Stephens

Robert Stephens

Francis Stephens

Balls

The Stationers’ Company

Benjamin Franklin

The paper duty

The first book printed in Europe

The Stanhope Press

Laurence Coster or Laurent Janszoon Koster

John Baskerille

Foolscap

Joha Baptist Bodoni

The Mazarine Bible.

John Bagford

Printing was introduced into Scotland

William Caxton

The First Edition of the New Testament in Greek