Typographer's Marks

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Hi all,
I'm tying to find a good handful of typographer's marks
I have Jenson's mark

and I'm certain I've seen Garamond sign work with an anchor & fish but I can't find it anywhere.
Did Baskerville have a personal mark? The Didot lineage, Pietro Bembo, Pierre Simon Fournier?

There is no start date and no end date to bookend my request. But I guess I'm looking for the legends of serf development.

Thanks,
Matt

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I'm certain I've seen Garamond sign work with an anchor & fish but I can't find it anywhere.

The anchor and dolphin is the mark of Aldus Manutius and his heirs, not Garamond.

Another famous printer/publisher mark is that employed by the ‘Stephani’, i.e. Robert Estiennes and his heirs, a woodcut depicting a man standing beneath an olive tree from which branches are falling, draped with the motto altum sapere noli (sed time).

Project Gutenberg have produced an online version of Roberts’ Printers’ Marks. As you will see from perusing the table of contents, such marks fell out of fashion after the 16th Century, and did not reappear until the fashion for things mediaeval and renaissance in the later 19th Century.

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whoa, what a huge resource there. this is what I was looking for altogether.
thanks so much!