What is the first book printed in Xylography?
We have then a book, the Doctrina Christiana, in Spanish and Tagalog, corrected by priests of more than one order—and this is important in tracing the authorship of the work—and printed by the xylographic method with license at Manila at the Dominican Church of San Gabriel in 1593.
Who write the first book printed in the Philippines?
The author of the Tagalog text was probably Franciscan friar Juan de Plasencia, a missionary who founded several towns in the Laguna area. Both doctrinas were recently republished in facsimile form by the UST Library and, as far as I know, they still have copies.
Was the first book printed in the Philippines in 1593 in Xylography?
Oldest Known Book Printed in the Philippines. The Doctrina Christiana (Christian Doctrine) is widely accepted as the oldest surviving book printed in the Philippines. This publication of Catholic teachings was printed in 1593 using the xylographic method in two editions.
What is the first alphabet in Philippines?
When most of the Philippine languages were first written in the Latin script, they used the Spanish alphabet. This alphabet was called the Abecedario, the original alphabet of the Catholicized Filipinos, which variously had either 28, 29, 31, or 32 letters.
When was the first book published in the world?
The oldest printed book in the world
The world’s earliest printed book is the Diamond Sutra and although the exact date it was made is uncertain, it has been thought to have been created between the 2nd and 5th centuries CE.