Paredes, Institución y origen del arte de la imprenta

Alonso Victor de Paredes's manual of printing, the Institución y origen del arte de la imprenta, y reglas generales para los componedores, has been described as "the first handbook on printing composed in a vulgar [i.e. non-Latin] language." Although the title page provides no imprint, the book was likely printed in Madrid, sometime around 1680 (making it a predecessor to Joseph Moxon's 1683 handbook).

The Updike Collection copy was once in the personal collection of Daniel Berkeley Updike, and it is one of only a handful of copies now in existence. There is speculation that the book's handwritten annotations were made by Paredes himself, planning revisions or corrections for a future edition.

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