501 x 420 mm




Xylography, from the Greek word xylon meaning wood, is a term applied by some specialists to printing from wood blocks. In addition to providing a word beginning with x, it has the advantage of embracing the two major forms of printing from wood: wood-engraving and woodcut.

20th-century restrike from a much older woodcut block (perhaps 18th-century) of a partial set of playing cards