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copies of the Christian Bible is the Gutenberg Bible. A man named Johannes Gutenberg created it more than 500 years ago. To produce his Bible, he invented a new method of Movable type is a method of printing that uses individual letters ...

Author: Jason Carter (Children's author)

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 9781508103288

Category: Printers

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Few books have had as much of an impact on history as the Gutenberg Bible. Readers will learn how the Bible that Johannes Gutenberg began work on in 1450 resulted in a transformation in the distribution of knowledge and sparked incredible growth in literacy. They’ll find out how Gutenberg’s printing press worked, how books had to be copied out by hand before its invention, and what already extant tools helped inspire Gutenberg. The Gutenberg Bible’s layout and decoration are discussed, while images of the pages from the book itself impress upon readers the importance of consulting primary sources.

Pages from the library's edition are reproduced in full color in this volume, and Martin Davies's text discusses how The Gutenberg Bible was created and published, as well as the role it played in the early spread of printing in Europe.

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: UOM:39015042862147

Category: Bible

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Printed in Mainz in 1455 by Johann Gutenberg and associates, The Gutenberg Bible was the first major work printed in Europe from movable type. More than five hundred years after its creation, fewer than fifty copies of the original now survive. Many copies, including The British Library's lavish example, incorporated painted decoration in order to evoke the feel of a more traditional illuminated manuscript. Pages from the library's edition are reproduced in full color in this volume, and Martin Davies's text discusses how The Gutenberg Bible was created and published, as well as the role it played in the early spread of printing in Europe.
1997 By Martin Davies

Editio princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible is the first book to tell the whole story of Europe's first printed edition, describing its creation at Mainz circa 1455, its impact on fifteenth-century life and religion, its fall into ...

Author: Eric Marshall White

Publisher: Studies in Medieval and Early

ISBN: 190940084X

Category: History

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The Gutenberg Bible is widely recognized as Europe's first printed book, a book that forever changed the world. However, despite its initial impact, fame was fleeting: for the better part of three centuries the Bible was virtually forgotten; only after two centuries of tenacious and contentious scholarship did it attain its iconic status as a monument of human invention. Editio princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible is the first book to tell the whole story of Europe's first printed edition, describing its creation at Mainz circa 1455, its impact on fifteenth-century life and religion, its fall into oblivion during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and its rediscovery and rise to worldwide fame during the centuries thereafter. This comprehensive study examines the forty-nine surviving Gutenberg Bibles, and fragments of at least fourteen others, in the chronological order in which they came to light. Combining close analysis of material clues within the Bibles themselves with fresh documentary discoveries, the book reconstructs the history of each copy in unprecedented depth, from its earliest known context through every change of ownership up to the present day. Along the way it introduces the colorful cast of proud possessors, crafty booksellers, observant travelers, and scholarly librarians who shaped our understanding of Europe's first printed book. Bringing the 'biographies' of all the Gutenberg Bibles together for the first time, this richly illustrated study contextualizes both the historic cultural impact of the editio princeps and its transformation into a world treasure.

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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ISBN: OXFORD:590784987

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Albert Pfister is believed to have been a workman of Gutenberg , who established a press at Bamberg , near which city nearly all the copies of this Bible were found . Mr. De Vinne , in his work on the “ Invention of Printing , " gives ...

Author: George Wendell Prime

Publisher: New York : A.D.F. Randolph

ISBN: UOM:39015068324964

Category: Bible

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Chata 7 THE GUTENBERG BIBLE Gutenberg's Bible was a marvel of technology and a beautiful work of art . It was truly a masterpiece . The letters were perfectly formed , not fuzzy or smudged . They were all the same height and stood tall ...

Author: Fran Rees

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756509890

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Documents the life and times of the goldsmith who revolutionized book printing with the invention of movable type.
2006 By Fran Rees

"On this site you will find the British Library's two copies of Johann Gutenberg's Bible, the first real book to be printed using the technique of printing which Gutenberg invented in the 1450s."--Home page.

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ISBN: OCLC:1066920464

Category: Bible

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Doheny's book collecting and, 114, 120 and Doheny's search for, acquisition, and ownership of Gutenberg Bible, 3, 11, Ho, 124, 126, 128, 131, 136–38, 141, 158, 160 Frere's Gutenberg Bible acquisition and, 144-45 and sale of Doheny ...

Author: Margaret Leslie Davis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698409804

Category: History

Page: 304

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“A lively tale of historical innovation, the thrill of the bibliophile’s hunt, greed and betrayal.” – The New York Times Book Review "An addictive and engaging look at the ‘competitive, catty and slightly angst-ridden’ heart of the world of book collecting.” - The Houston Chronicle The never-before-told story of one extremely rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible, and its impact on the lives of the fanatical few who were lucky enough to own it. For rare-book collectors, an original copy of the Gutenberg Bible--of which there are fewer than 50 in existence--represents the ultimate prize. Here, Margaret Leslie Davis recounts five centuries in the life of one copy, from its creation by Johannes Gutenberg, through the hands of monks, an earl, the Worcestershire sauce king, and a nuclear physicist to its ultimate resting place, in a steel vault in Tokyo. Estelle Doheny, the first woman collector to add the book to her library and its last private owner, tipped the Bible onto a trajectory that forever changed our understanding of the first mechanically printed book. The Lost Gutenberg draws readers into this incredible saga, immersing them in the lust for beauty, prestige, and knowledge that this rarest of books sparked in its owners. Exploring books as objects of obsession across centuries, this is a must-read for history buffs, book collectors, seekers of hidden treasures, and anyone who has ever craved a remarkable book--and its untold stories.
2019-03-19 By Margaret Leslie Davis

It is unclear how much Johannes Gutenberg invented and how much he assembled from other , existing inventions . ... Gutenberg's Bible not only was the first book printed in Europe with movable metal type , it was a magnificent job of ...

Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591582644

Category: Education

Page: 333

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Gutenberg with a pension to live on, which included exemption from certain taxes. Just three years later, however, Gutenberg died in 1468 in Mainz. KATHARINE HABER GUTENBERG BIBLE Completed around 1455, the Gutenberg Bible is the first ...

Author: Frank W. Thackeray

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849011

Category: History

Page: 1912

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This comprehensive five-volume set contains readable essays that describe and interpret the most important global events since the European Renaissance, some accompanied by related document excerpts and primary source materials. * Entries covering 62 major events that changed the world * Contributions from dozens of well-respected scholars from a variety of disciplines * An extensive timeline accompanies each volume * Appendices for subjects such as States Achieving Independence since 1945 and Ruling Houses and Dynasties * An annotated bibliography of many recent works on each subject event
2012-05-31 By Frank W. Thackeray