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Froben, Johann (1460 - 1527), humanist printer

Gordon Campbell

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online November 2009 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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German humanist printer. He moved to Basle in 1491 and trained as a printer and scholarly editor in the Amerbach workshop. After the death of Johannes Amerbach in 1513, Froben established himself as an independent publisher with a particular interest in the printing of Biblical and patristic works (notably a nine-volume edition of St Jerome), and engaged Hans Holbein the younger (see Holbein, (3)) and Urs Graf to design decorative initials and borders

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