The Performance of the Wooden Printing Press

  title={The Performance of the Wooden Printing Press},
  author={M. Pollak},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  pages={218 - 264}
  • M. Pollak
  • Published 1972
  • Engineering
  • The Library Quarterly
  • The speed at which printing was done during the wooden-press era (circa 1436--circa 1820) is of importance from both the economic and the bibliographic points of view. How many usable printed sheets could be turned out in a day depended upon the nature of the work, the level of quality being sought, the industry and craftsmanship of the pressmen, and certain other considerations, notably the design and construction of the press itself. This study contends that: (1) numerous advances were made… CONTINUE READING
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