De Chalcographiae Inventione Poema Ecomiasticum

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Joannes Arnoldus Bergellanus, "De Chalcographiae Inventione Poema Ecomiasticum." Mainz, Franz Benem, 1541. This woodcut illustration of a printing office includes several interesting features. Note the one-sided (for effect) compositor's case showing twenty-three characters. The j, u and w are not present since these characters were not then in common use.

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hand presses, 16th Century