Lot Archive


№ 165


1 June 1994

Hammer Price:

Netherlands, 1934. Netherlands. Federation of Book Publishers and Binders, 25th anniversary, a large bronze medal signed v.d.V, bust of Laurence Koster in cap left, reverse rampant lion, 60mm, extremely fine; together with "A New Dawning", 1945, a large iron medal commemorating the end of the Second World War, signed MK and K-B V, depicting a map of Holland, 71mm, extremely fine, as made (2)

Laurence Koster (1370-1440), is claimed to be the first European printer to have used movable wooden type, c. 1426.