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Type and type-founding -- Netherlands

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Koppermaandagsprinten collection

Identifier: CSC-0164
Content Description

Collection of 10 broadsides, dated 1840 to 1861. These were printed in Holland by various Dutch printers for their guild's printers' festival day. The event, called Koppermaandag, or "cup Monday," was usually the first Monday after the Christian "Epiphany" holiday in January. Most of the prints honor Laurens Janszoon Coster (ca. 1370-1439), an early inventor of printing. Each features fanciful ornamented borders printed in multiple colors that surround a printed poem.

Dates: 1840 - 1861