The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Pfister, Albrecht

Edition of 1879. See also Albrecht Pfister on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

PFISTER, Albrecht, a German printer of the 15th century, born about 1420, died about 1470. He was a card painter in Bamberg, but about 1455 began to print with movable types. The types of Pfister, although similar to Gutenberg's, are peculiar. He began with the printing of school and prayer books, and fragments of Latin grammars of his work have lasted to our time. Among his productions were indulgences printed with metal types of the years 1454 and 1455, an almanac of 1457, and a Biblia Pauperum. His great work is the Latin 36-line Bible in 3 vols. folio, and consisting of 881 leaves.