Block Books

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Block Book
... Block books, also called xylographica, are short books of up to 50 leaves, block printed in Europe in the second half of the 15th century as woodcuts with ... The content of the books was nearly always religious, aimed at a popular audience, and a few titles were often reprinted in several editions using new ... Although many had believed that block books preceded Gutenberg's invention of movable type in the first part of the 1450s, it now is accepted that most of the surviving block books were printed in the 1460s or ...
Block Book - Texts
... A 1991 census of surviving copies of block books identifies 43 different "titles" (some of which may include different texts) ... of texts were very popular and together account for the great majority of surviving copies of block books ... that the Apocalypse was the earliest block book, one edition of which Allan H ...
Block Book - Collections
... Because of their popular nature, few copies of block books survive today, many existing only in unique copies or even fragments ... Block books have received intensive scholarly study and many block books have been digitized and are available on line ... The following institutions have important collections of block-books (the number of examples includes fragments or even single leaves and is taken from Sabine Mertens et al ...

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