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Block-book.

Early type of illustrated book m which both text and ills were cut from the same wood block. No existing b.-b. s can be dated before c. 1455, i.e. after the invention of movable type, and they continued into the 16th c. Although produced in large numbers in Germany and the Netherlands they included only a few titles. The best known are Ars moriendi and Biblia pauperuui.


Biblia Pauperum or "Bible of the Poor", woodcut illustrations with manuscript text
 

 

 

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