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Johann Gutenberg

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(c.1396–1468), inventor of printing. He was a native of Mainz. In 1448 he borrowed money, probably for developing his printing process. He printed the Mazarin Bible (q.v.) and ...

Gutenberg, Johann

Gutenberg, Johann (c.1400–c.68)   Reference library

The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009

..., Johann ( c. 1400– c. 68 ) German printer...

Print and Printing

Print and Printing   Quick reference

The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
Length:
1,234 words

...prompted speculation and experiment. The Western invention of printing from movable type is generally ascribed to Johann Gutenberg , a goldsmith from Mainz in Germany. Although scholars dispute the details of the early production of his press, the first dated item is a copy of a 42-line Bible, which a scribe finished rubricating (entering capitals and other matter) on 24 August 1456 . There had been printing from woodblocks before Gutenberg. His genius was to perfect a number of separate but available technologies for printing from type. He appears to...

Bibliography, Selected

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
54,714 words

...Adamic, Louis Laughing in the Jungle (New York 1932) Adam-Smith, Patsy The Barcoo Salute (Adelaide/London 1974) Adams, Andy Cattle Brands (New York 1906) [Internet: www.gutenberg.org ] —— The Log Of A Cowboy (Boston 1903) —— The Outlet (Boston 1905) [Internet: www.gutenberg.org ] —— Wells Brothers, The Young Cattle Kings (New York 1911) [Internet: www. gutenberg.org ] Adams, Bernard Nothing of Importance (London 1917) [Stevenage, UK 1988] Adams, Edward C.L. Congaree Sketches (Chapel Hill, NC 1927) —— Nigger to Nigger (London/New York...

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