15th and 16th Century Printer’s Marks Display at the QE II

There was a display during the Fall Semester of Printer’s Marks, in the First Space Gallery of the QE II Library at Memorial University.   In the early Modern period, printers placed proprietary marks on their work to protect against piracy.  Printer’s marks became elaborate works of art, and were cut from wood or metal.

The Archives and Special Collections in the QE II holds a number of early modern works from the time period.  While the display is now over,  these works can still be  viewed online by clicking on this link.

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