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Anton Koberger

Koberger, Anton (änˈtōn kōˈbĕrˌgûr) [key], c.1445–1513, German printer. He established in 1470 the first printery in Nuremberg. In 1483 he produced a German Bible and in 1484 the first book printed in the Hungarian language. Koberger was primarily a publisher. He had agencies in many cities, employed traveling salesmen, and issued one of the first advertising circulars.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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