Robert Stephens

. He was a brother of the second Henry. He adhered to the Catholic religion, for which his father disinherited him. He became king’s printer, and died in 1571. He had a son of both his names, who was also king’s printer; he died in 1629.

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

Henry Stephens


Francis Stephens


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

John Baskerille