Medieval pop-up book - printed in when printing was just invented - by Johannes Gutenberg, c. As this image shows, the book produced showed the movement of the moon with the help of cut-out “paper wheels”, which hovered in front of the page.
From a really old philosophy book, the printer's mark for William Pickering. If I remember right, the dolphin and anchor mark originated with the Italian printer Aldus Manutus (Aldo Manzetti), a AD printer of classical texts.
The comma’s ancestors have been used since Ancient Greece, but the modern comma descended directly from Italian printer Aldus Manutius. (He’s also responsible for italics and the semicolon!) In the late when Manutius was working, a slash mark (/, […]