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date: 30 March 2020

Stern(i)locked

  • Theodor Wohnhaas

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German family of printers and publishers. The bookbinder Johann Stern (d 1614) set up a printing and publishing business in Lüneburg, where it is still active. His sons Johann (d 1656) and Heinrich (1592–1665) established a branch at Wolfenbüttel which became one of the most important publishing concerns during the Thirty Years War; they received royal privileges and were ennobled in recognition of their achievements. The founder’s grandson Johann (1633–1712) published particularly interesting imprints of H. Rist and his circle, including works by J.W. Franck, Friedrich Funcke, F.E. and J. Praetorius, Thomas Selle and J.J. Weiland.

H. Dumrese and F.C. Schilling: Lüneburg und die Offizin der Sterne (Lüneburg, 1956)J. Benzing: Die Buchdrucker des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts im deutschen Sprachgebiet (Wiesbaden, 1963, 2/1982)H. Walter: Musikgeschichte der Stadt Lüneburg: vom Ende des 16. bis zum Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts (Tutzing, 1967)...

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