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Chinese type

Chinese type  

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The world’s first description of movable type refers to type made of baked clay by Bi Sheng in the 1040s (see 40). The oldest surviving works produced with type date ...
Estienne Roger

Estienne Roger  

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(b Caen, 1665 or 1666; d Amsterdam, 7 July 1722).French music printer and publisher. He moved from Normandy to Amsterdam in 1685 as a result of Protestant persecution, and ...
library education

library education  

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Although trained custodians have managed libraries for as long as libraries have existed, formal library education did not begin until the 19th century. At the ancient Alexandrian Library, caretakers ...
movable type

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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An individual piece or set of pieces of type (see fount; sort). The term is also used

press

press  

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Media studies
1. (printing press) A method of producing written (or illustrated) texts by applying ink to movable type or embossed engravings and pressing these onto sheets of paper, initially using a ...
reglet

reglet  

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A strip of oil-soaked wood used when printing with movable type, placed between lines of letters to create interlinear spacing. Reglets are typically 3 4 in. high and vary in point size from 6- to ...
Samseong Museum of Publishing

Samseong Museum of Publishing  

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Founded in Seoul in 1990 by the Samseong Publishing Co. The museum displays a permanent collection of woodblocks, old and rare books, movable type, and printers’ tools, along with temporary ...
stereotyping

stereotyping  

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The process of making cast-metal copies of a relief printing surface, such as a forme of type or a woodblock illustration. Various methods have been used, all of which result ...

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