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In honor of the new school year

It’s time for BYU students to hit the bookstore (physical or online) to buy their textbooks. Here are some 500-year-old books in our History of Printing collection that may have been used by Renaissance university students (the newest editions for 1513, of course)! This textbook of Greek grammar has been very well annotated by an …

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The Estiennes

One of the most distinguished families of printers in 16th century Europe was the Estiennes. Henri Estienne I was a printer and bookseller who was active in Paris from 1502-20.  His sons Robert and François carried on the family legacy, printing in Paris and Geneva, as did his grandsons. In fact, there were Estiennes printing …

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Recent acquisitions

Special Collections has added a number of books to its holdings in the last month, but I wanted to highlight one very important book. This is an edition of Renaissance scholar Jacques Lefèvre d’Etaples’ paraphrase of Aristotle’s Ethics, dated May 1502. This book marks the first appearance of the name of Henri Estienne (or Henricus …

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