The first Arabic press in the Middle East

John Hudson's picture

Pascal has a post about the Deir Mar Youhana press in his blog, with some wonderful photographs of Arabic punches, type moulds, etc.

http://29letters.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/the-first-arabic-press/

Saad Abulhab's picture

Just to clarify, I have am posting part of Pascal's post to ATypi list here:

"after this debate about the dates i have changed the title of the article from

The First Arabic printing press in Lebanon & The Middle East

to

The First Arabic printing press in Lebanon

referring to pages 65-67 in the "Arabic Typography" book.

1702 Aleppo press

1706 first book printed in Aleppo by "AL Zakher"

1727 turkish arabic press in Istanbul

1733 "Al Zakher" printing press in lebanon, who moved from aleppo and came to found the press ..."

-Saad

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