<p>Woodcut was not the only means of reproducing single-sheet images, and printed images of all types frequently found their way into manuscripts. This metal engraving of Saint Gregory was originally pasted within the binding of a late-fifteenth century Low German devotional manuscript. The insertion of printed images into such manuscripts was a widespread practice, particularly associated with monastic houses. Examples survive which suggest that whole sheets of similar devotional printed images were produced, expressly designed to be cut up and pasted into books or elsewhere.</p>
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