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Printer’s device

Printer’s device

In the Palais, in the Île de la Cité of Paris, on the fringes of the royal courts, booths occupied by traders were to be found, above all, stalls of purveyors of fashion and books. The booksellers specialised not only in legal publications but also in French literature. In Britain, Westminster Hall was similarly crowded. ‘La Cefalie’ was presented to the Library by Professor Leonard Forster, one of the foremost experts on European literature of the baroque era, and rejoices in an uplifting printer’s device in addition to a fascinatingly precise printer’s address.