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Journal of Proceedings and Addresses of the Annual Meeting (Volume 38) (Paperback) Loot Price: R238
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Journal of Proceedings and Addresses of the Annual Meeting (Volume 38) (Paperback): Southern Educational Association
Journal of Proceedings and Addresses of the Annual Meeting (Volume 38) (Paperback): Southern Educational Association

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Journal of Proceedings and Addresses of the Annual Meeting (Volume 38) (Paperback)

Southern Educational Association

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE THREE CHIEF ALLIES Of AMERICAN CIVILZA- TION?THE PRINTING PRESS; THE PUB- LIC SCHOOL; AND THE RAILROAD. BY ALEXANDER HOGG, EDITOR OF THE TEXAS PACIFIC JOURNAL. Mr. Chairman: While we are told that the whole economy of nature and art is comprised under the three heads?transmutation, transformation, and transportation?the printing press alone embraces two of these forms. The conception, by transmutation, becomes an idea, by transformation becomes a word, and the printing press fixes the entity and identity of the word, and we have the spoken transformed into the written language. Not to go too far back, nor too much into historic detail, we find that stamping on playing cards, by means of blocks, antedates printing?that this was practiced by the Chinese, the authors of so many other useful inventions; that in 1420 Lawrence Caster, of Harlem, produced the first entire book from wooden blocks, each page being a single engraving. To John Gutenburg, of Mayence, belongs the honor of having invented movable types and casting them in metal. The invention of the printing press follows close after that of movable type (1440). In 1457 the first printed book from movable type, a Latin Psalter, appeared; in 1461 a Latin Bible, and in 1463 a German Bible, were given to the world. Adolph, of Nassau, seeing the influence that would be wielded by this new engine, destroyed the printing establishment of Mayence in 1462. But "the art of all arts preservative" survived. "Thus," says Ridpath, "in the middle of the fifteenth century were the means provided for the emancipation of thought and the universal enlightenment of men. To the trembling Bel- shazzar of Superstition, the shadow of the printing press was the handwriting on the wall which foretokened the subversion of the anci...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Southern Educational Association
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 230
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-49944-6
Barcode: 9780217499446
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-49944-9

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