Early Arabic Printing: Movable Type & Lithography
The Arabic and Persian books displayed in this exhibition are samples of early printed books in the Arabic script. Some of them are printed by the movable type method which was invented by Johann Gutenberg ca. 1439, others are lithographs, i.e. they were produced by a later method of printing called lithography (from the two Greek words lithos “stone” + graphio “to write”).
An Exhibition Presented by the Near East Collection April 1 to June 30, 2009