Privilege granted to João Pedro de Cremona , Lisbon (1514)

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Privilege granted to João Pedro de Cremona , Lisbon (1514), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Letter ordering the delivery of parchments to João Pedro de Cremona so he could print a second edition of the royal ordinances

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Carta ordenando a entrega de pergaminhos para que João Pedro de Cremona fosse responsável pela segunda impressão dos cinco livros das Ordenações Manuelinas

Letter ordering the delivery of parchments to João Pedro de Cremona who in turn is ordered to print a second edition of the royal ordinances further, it is stated in the letter, to a printing privilege. The Italian printmaker had set up shop in Portugal in 1501 where he pursued his printing activity until 1517. It is said that Cremona started out by replicating Valentim Fernandes’ «Grammatica Pastranae», which the German printmaker had produced in 1497 and was successfully used by the General Schools of Lisbon. Whatever happened between the two printmakers, by 1504, Valentim Fernandes and João Pedro de Cremona jointly print a religious work. By Patricia Akester

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Author: King D. Manuel I

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Year: 1514

Location: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

Source: National Archives, Lisbon, Portugal

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