Advent of Mass Market Printing, The  LbNA # 61617

OwnerBaqash      
Placed DateMay 2 2012
CountyPima
LocationTucson, AZ
Boxes1
Found ByTarantula Lady
Last UpdateMar 19 2014

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LOCAL HOT NEW RELEASE SCHEDULED WEDNESDAY MAY 2, 2012


Title:-----------The Advent of Mass Market Printing[sound recording]


Author:---------DzrtBxr 2008 -


Publisher:-----LbNAQ 2012


Location--------------------------CALL #-------------------------STATUS
Flowing Wells----------686.2 DzrtBxr 2012 CD flw----CHECK SHELF


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Performer:------Carved and planted by DzrtBxr.


Summary:--------Gutenberg was the first European to use movable type printing, in around 1439. Among his many contributions to printing are: the invention of a process for mass-producing movable type; the use of oil-based ink; and the use of a wooden printing press similar to the agricultural screw presses of the period. His truly epochal invention was the combination of these elements into a practical system which allowed the mass production of printed books and was economically viable for printers and readers alike. Gutenberg's method for making type is traditionally considered to have included a type metal alloy and a hand mould for casting type.


The use of movable type was a marked improvement on the handwritten manuscript, which was the existing method of book production in Europe, and upon woodblock printing, and revolutionized European book-making. Gutenberg's printing technology spread rapidly throughout Europe and later the world.


Subjects:------Gutenberg Press, Mass Market Printing


Notes: Limited availability, To be sought not requested

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