etallic types till the year 1462.
Faust gave his daughter in marriage to Schoeffer, the former servant of Guttenberg and himself, and the inventor of cast metallic type.
The most ample testimony in favor of Schoeffer is given by Jo. Frid.
Faustus, of Aschaffenburg, from papers preserved in his family:—
Peter Schoeffer of Gernsheim, perceiving his master Faust's design, and being himself ardently desirous to improve the art, found out (by the good providence of God) the method of cutti
Aldus introduced italics, 1476.
The Pentateuch in Hebrew, 1482.
Homer in folio, by Demetrius of Florence, 1488.
The Complutensian Polyglot of Cardinal Ximenes, in 1517.
The exact conformity of different copies of the book taken by Faustus for sale in Paris gave rise to the report of his being in league with Satan, and was the origin of the popular story of his attendant demon.
The Mentz printers, in order that the art might not be divulged, administered an oath of secrecy to a