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Kovarik Readings27-36Art of printingBeneficial to mankindPreserving and transmitting to prosperity the treasures of ancient and modern learning, that is origin has been esteemed divineThe Printing Revolution: 1400s to 1814Invention of moveable type printing involved a combination of old and new techniquesJohannes Gutenberg from GermanyWorked for over 15 years to perfect the Bible, released in 1454People were astonished when they asw the first unbounded pages of the BibleNo blemishes, rubricator marks, or scraped-out ink spotsLinen paper was bright, edge of type was crips30 florins = cost of one-tenth of a manuscript BibleSecond wave of the printing revolutionPopular form of religious book called a psalterTwo editions of works by the Roman poet Cicero“Letter to the Imperial Estates” = describing issues in a war between two contending bishops in Mainz in 1462; one of the first uses of the press to

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