Programme

Spanish type specimens

Monday 26 October, 11:30 (20 minutes)

Albert Corbeto, Historian, Reial Academia de Bones Lletres

Type specimens have always had a decisive importance in the historical study of typography. However, unlike what happened in other European countries, no efforts had been made so far with a view to studying and cataloguing in a systematic way type specimens printed in Spain. A monography on this subject that is to come out very soon (in which I study and locate all the Spanish specimens that were published until the mid-nineteenth century) provides a good argument to offer an overview on all the progress made in the study of Spanish printing types through the display of a great amount of unknown material.