Bewijzen voor de echtheid en gelijkenis der oude afbeeldingen van Coster. Ter wederlegging van het IETS van den heer Van Westreenen. Ten voordeele van het fonds voor de oprichting van het standbeeld.
Haarlem, A.C. Kruseman, 1847, 48pp. original softcover paper binding, lettering on front vignette of "boekdrukkunst" on back. Treatise on the history of printing and its inventor Coster from Haarlem. Laurens Janszoon Coster, Coster also spelled Koster, (born c. 1370, Netherlands-died 1440?, Haarlem?), Dutch rival of Johannes Gutenberg as the alleged inventor of printing.Little is known of this early printer, whose last name means “sacristan,” his title as an official of the Great Church of Haarlem. He is mentioned several times in records between 1417 and 1434 as alderman, tax assessor, and treasurer and is presumed to have died in a plague that struck Haarlem in 1440, when his wife is recorded as a widow.
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