Privilege granted to Germão Galharde, Lisbon (1530)

Source: National Archives, Lisbon, Portugal

Privilege granted to Germão Galharde, Lisbon (1530), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Letter ordering the granting of general printing privileges and freedoms to Germão Galharde

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Carta ordenando a atribuição genérica de privilégios e liberdades que gozam os oficiais mecânicos ao impressor Germão Galharde

Grants general printing privileges and freedoms to German Galharde or Germão Galharte, a French printmaker who settled in Lisbon in 1519. That same year Galharde printed «Missale secundum consuetudinem» using a mechanical device which had been sold to him by the heirs of Valentim Fernandes. In 1530 he was awarded by the monarch all privileges and freedoms that benefitted the «mechanical officers» of the Royal household. In 1536, Galharde printed the first Portuguese grammar book,«Grammatica da lingoagem portuguesa», authored by Fernão de Oliveira, of which there is a very rare copy purchased by the Portuguese National Library in 1867. By Patricia Akester

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