Privilege granted to Valentim Fernandes, Lisbon (1503)

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Privilege granted to Valentim Fernandes, Lisbon (1503), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Order by Brás Afonso Correia, at the request of Valentim Fernandes, bookmaker

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Autos feitos por mandado de Brás Afonso Correia, a requerimento de Valentim Fernandes, livreiro

It includes a privilege granted by King D. Manuel I to Valentim Fernandes enabling him to print the books of judgements and laws of the Kingdom. Valentim Fernandes also known as «Valentim Fernandes Alemão» or «Valentim Fernandes da Morávia», was born around 1518/1519. He was a German translator and bookmaker. He may have been awarded the first printing privilege in Portugal. By Patricia Akester

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Author: Ordered by Brás Afonso Correia

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Year: 1503

Location: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

Source: National Library of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal

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Books of judgements and laws of the Kingdom


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