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Books may also refer to works of literature

A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side.

Books may also refer to works of literature

  • Calligraphers, who dealt in fine book production

  • Copyists, who dealt with basic production and correspondence

  • Correctors, who collated and compared a finished book with the manuscript from which it had been produced

  • Illuminators, who painted illustrations

  • Rubricators, who painted in the red letters

Books may also refer to works of literature

Monotype and linotype typesetting machines were introduced in the late 19th century. They could set more than 6,000 letters per hour and an entire line of type at once.

Selected Teachings of Buddhist Sages and Son Masters, the earliest known book printed with movable metal type, 1377.

- J. Smith

The earliest

printers were

also booksellers