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Printer Mark and Skylight

Printers’ marks were a type of self-protection similar to a trademark or copyright today.
Sometimes they stood for protected privileges granted by kings or religious leaders.
Often they incorporated mottoes and were based on the names of kings or religious leaders.
Mottoes were often in Latin and sometimes in Greek or Hebrew. There are fifty-six printers’
marks around the ceiling on this level.

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Nikhil Bahl25-Feb-2009 19:25
Very well done. Perfect symmetry. v
Guest 21-Feb-2009 16:31