Gutenberg Bible, 15th Century

Gutenberg Bible, 15th Century


Author:  Johann Gutneberg

Language: Latin

Date: 1455

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Facsimile Dimensions: 11.75 x 8.75 IN

Price: $399.99

History: "The Gutenberg Bibles" are the first books to be printed using a movable media type. The introduction of the Gutenberg Bible represents the transition from hand-written books and documents to mass production of books and manuscripts, as well as the transition from Middle Ages to the Modern World. Completed in Mainz, Germany in 1455 by Johann Gutenberg, the Bible is made using Noble Gothic type. It's printed with double columns on each page, and 42 lines per page. The capital letters, and headings, are written by hand and in color. This Particular Gutenberg Bible is written in Latin, in three volumes, and dates back to the early 16th century. It was purchased by the Library of Congress in 1930, from the Benedictine Order, located at The Abby of Saint Blasius, in the Black Forest of Germany.

Reproduction Details: The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a 4 oz cowhide, from a small supplier in New York state. The Glue we use to attach the leather to the wood is made at our facility, and is a period correct wheat glue. Along the spine, we use a modern perfect binding, with modern glue, to make the binding last longer. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding, drying in between each layer, a traditional way to make the binding stiff, strong, and resilient.

Note: All of our facsimiles are made to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for notification of shipment.

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