History of Printing: Bulaq Press

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina
History of Printing: Bulaq Press contains early machines of the first Egyptian press, along with several old printing presses and their accessories. The Bulaq Press formed under the rule of Mohamed Ali in 1820. Its first publication was an Arabic-Italian dictionary in 1822. More than just mere machinery, the Bulaq Press served as a beacon that guided Egypt by providing a much-needed source of knowledge in the form of printed books. 
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