The Invention of Printing PDF


A collection of facts and opinions descriptive of early prints and playing cards, the block-books of the fifteenth century, the legend of Lourens Janszoon Coster, of Haarlem, and the work of John Gutenberg and his associates.


The Invention of Printing has always been recognized by educated men as a subject of importance: there is no mechanical art, nor are there any of the fine arts, about whose early history so many book have been written.

The subject is as mysterious as it is inviting. This book invites you to explore some of the mysteries surrounding the Invention of Printing.