Johann Amerbach

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Johann Amerbach (1440 in Amorbach, Germany; 25 December 1513 in Basel, Switzerland) was a celebrated printer in Basel in the 15th century. He was the first printer in Basel to use the Roman type instead of Gothic and Italian; he spared no expense in his art.

He was the father of Basilius Amerbach ("the Elder", 1488–1535) and of Bonifacius Amerbach [de] (1495–1562, father of Basilius Amerbach the Younger).

Further reading[edit]

  • Alfred Hartmann (editor), Die Amerbachkorrespondenz, vol. 1, Verlag der Universitätsbibliothek Basel, Basel 1942, ISBN 978-3-7965-1832-4, ISBN 978-3-7965-1847-8
  • Barbara C. Halporn (editor), The Correspondence of Johann Amerbach, University of Michigan Press, November 2000, hardcover, 400 pages, ISBN 0-472-11137-X