Pfister, Albrecht

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Albrecht Pfister (äl´brĕkht pfĬs´tər), c.1420–c.1470, printer, of Bamberg, Bavaria. He is believed to have been the first to print illustrated books (c.1460) and to have been the printer of the Latin Bible called Pfister's Bible or the Bamberg Bible, in double-column pages of 36 lines. His type indicates that his work is related to that of Gutenberg. The illustrations he used are woodcuts.