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Presentation of the book "Ljudje s črnimi prsti" ("The black-fingered people")

On Friday, 11 October 2019, the book "Ljudje s črnimi prsti" ("The Black-fingered people"), of dr. Igor Presl, the librarian in Piran Maritime Musem, was presented at the Monfort Infocenter. The book is based on the author's PhD dissertation and it was published by the Piran Maritime Museum. The audience was addressed by the author of the book, dr. Igor Presl, dr. Anja Dular, archaeologist and librarian, longtime library manager of the National Museum of Slovenia, book designer Mateja Tomažinčič and the director of the Maritime Museum Franco Juri.

The attractive and richly designed book evaluates the non-textual  elements of a hand-printed book as a primary historical source and presents them systematically through a bibliographic analysis of 16th-century books preserved at the Piran Maritime Museum. During the interesting presentation, participants learned about many secrets of the printing activity in the past. Highly recommended! You can purchase the book in the shop of Maritime Museum Piran.