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Thread #31121   Message #407362
Posted By: Don Firth
27-Feb-01 - 03:08 PM
Thread Name: Help: Greensleeves the real composer?
Subject: RE: Help: Greensleeves the real composer?
Thanks for the info, petr.

My understanding about the use of wooden type in Europe, predating Gutenberg, was that it was sort of a first feeble attempt, and probably didn't really make that much of a blip on the history of printing. Too painstakeing to carve, too delicate for much use, and the technology (if it can be called that) was not actually used in anything like a letter press. It was more in the nature of a do-it-yourself rubber stamp, only with wooden letters. Amazing and amusing at the time, but not much practical application.

Don Firth