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Printing Press

Printing office, London

There are a number of interesting features about this woodcut depiction of a printing office illustrated in the Ordinarye of Christians, printed in London ca. 1548 by Anthony Scoloker. The bar of the press is curved, the platen is almost as big as the bed of the press, and unlike earlier wooducts, there is a typefounder at work in the room beyond.
16th Century | Cary Collection