Charles Stephens

. The brother of Robert; he was brought up to medicine, in which faculty he took his doctor’s degree at Paris; but in 1551 he also set up as a printer. His speculations, particularly the “Thesaurus Ciceronis,” proved his ruin, and he died in prison in 1564.

Taken from Gesta Typographica by Chas. Jacobi, 1897, page 23.

Robert Stephens


Henry Stephens

Some Numerals

John Gutenberg


The first work printed in Germany in the Roman characters

John Fust, or Faust

The first work in the English language

The Length of Literary Copyright

The letters in the alphabets of the different nations

Henry Stephens, Stephanus, or Étienne

Robert Stephens

Charles Stephens

Henry Stephens

Robert Stephens

Francis Stephens


The Stationers’ Company

Benjamin Franklin

The paper duty

The first book printed in Europe

The Stanhope Press

Laurence Coster or Laurent Janszoon Koster