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Buscando una nueva definición del incunable

Universidad Ricardo Palma
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In relation with the beginnings of printing using movable types, the name incunabulum was used for the very first time in the third decade of the XVII century by Bernard von Mollinckorodt. Fourteen years later Philippe Labbé, in his Nova biblioteca librorum manuscriptorum was who established the arbitrary concept that is in use nowdays to determinated if a printing is defined as an incunabulum or not. The purpose of this work is to redefine this, leaving aside the year of printing as a determining factor, try to considerate the evolution of the typographical art in each place.

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