This article considers the conditions under which books were produced in Ghent around 1400 and during the following decades. The question is raised to what extent the so-called 'Comburg-manuscript (Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliotheek, Cod. poet. et phil. 2°22) may have originated there. Special attention is given to the workshop of the scribe and book-trader Jan de Clerc, as well as to the activities of the Ghent poet Everaerd Taybaert. A number of public scribes, united in the course of the fifteenth century in the corporation called 'ghesellen van de Ringhe' appears to have been active in the production of literary texts.
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