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The shields depict the printers' marks of four early European printers:  William Caxton (England); Berchthold Rembolt (France); Fust & Schoeffer (Germany); Aldus Manutius (Italy).

For more information, see Hammond, Mason. A Carved Tablet Showing Early Printers' Marks on the Widener Library, Harvard Library Bulletin, Volume XXXVI Number 4 (Fall 1988), pp. 373 - 380

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