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date: 06 December 2023

block printing 

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Printing with wooden blocks or xylography (Gk, ‘writing with wood’).

1. Asian

2. Arabic

3. Western

Xylography or woodblock printing...The existence of medieval Arabic block-printed documents has been known in the West since the 1890s, when they were discovered among a collection of Egyptian ...Xylography was introduced into western Europe early in the 15th century. Single sheets with devotional scenes combining text and image originated in South Germany and Flanders, the earliest dated ... ...

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