Plantin, a man of many words
This book offers a selection of the letters that most capture the imagination and reveal the publisher annex businessman in full action: while recruiting authors, starting up a Bible edition, solving staff problems and much more. The collection of letters thus offers more insight into Plantin's personal life as well as into the sixteenth-century zeitgeist, exploring themes that are still relevant today, such as international trade, war, censorship, reputation, father-daughter relationships...
Fifty annotated letters, with clear location and fascinating comments
Unique insight into the ins and outs of one of the most important printer-publishers of his time
On the occasion of the exhibition around the 500th anniversary of Plantin
- available in the museum shop and for sale online