These unusual napkins, which quote the Nativity from, the Gospel According to Luke in the New Testament, are a real eye-catcher on the dinner table. Reading about the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem we begin to feel some of the true meaning of Christmas: light and warmth, hope and joy, love and comfort.
Gutenberg Bible napkins. Reproduced as a five-colour print. 20 serviettes in a packet.
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Gutenberg Bible, II/?: Lucas
A traditional and meaningful gem: This is the Christmas story as related by St Luke the Evangelist from one of the most precious books in the world: the first printed Bible created by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz in c. 1450-1455.
Our Bible prints are produced at the Gutenberg Museum in their original format on historical machines. Unlike Gutenberg we print the individual pages in three colours, with red and blue display type, headers and beginnings of lines and the outlines of the ornamentation, lending even our uncoloured pages a very decorative appearance. The Bible page is available as a three-colour press print and in a hand-coloured and a gold leaf version. Applying the fine, raised gilt decoration is a skill which very few artists still master. Here, a base material is applied to the paper layer by layer in an elaborate and time-consuming process to form a platform for the 22-carat gold leaf.
Versions and formatsThree-colour press print on deckle-edged paper. Format: 42 x 30 cmPress print illuminated by hand on deckle-edged paper. Format: 42 x 30 cm (also available in a simple airtight and dustproof gold frame. Frame format 48 x 36 cm)Handpress print illuminated by hand with gold leaf on handmade paper with a watermark. Format: ca. 45 x 32 cm (also available in an airtight and dustproof gold frame with the glass raised from the surface of the print to provide optimum protection for the gold leaf. Frame format: 54 x 43 cm)
This beautiful necktie is woven in pure silk with the Latin excerpt from Song of Songs 1, 1-17:
"Ecce tu pulcher es dilecte mi et decorus"
– How lovely you are, my precious, my beauty. This modest message, woven with the lettering from the Gutenberg Bible letterpress, is a perfect gift for every beloved man.
stainless steel with gold coating
Miniature painting in a locketOur hand painted initials "en miniature" are declarations of love from an old time. The beautiful painting is based on a French alphabet from the 16. Centuries.The locket is made out of stainless steel.Diameter 2,5 cm
We now have “The Smallest Book in the World” as jewelery!The “Smallest Book” – 3,5 x 3,5 mm – is a unique piece of craftsmanship: it has been printed using a type with a shank length of less than half a centimeter, thread sewn, handbound in leather and decorated with genuine gold blocking. It is the first book of this size printed as an edition of a complete text. The editions with the Lord's Prayer and 'I love you' are both available as jewellery now!One book contains the Lord’s Prayer in seven languages: British and American English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish.The book is placed in a stainless-steel gold-plated locket.
A scarf for letterpress maniacs!Our elegant letterpress scarf is adorned with a shower of letters – hiding the name “Johannes Gutenberg.” On one end of the scarf, a “G” depicts the written history from the textura font of Gutenberg to the DIN standard font.This soft scarf is made from 100% pure combed, organic cotton and is a perfect match for our Gutenberg wool knit hat. The print colours are water-based and conform to the environmental standards (GOTS).Size: approx. 77 in. x 13 in.
Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol. Hard cover in a slipcase, 512 pages, 38 x 53 mm, Miniaturbuchverlag Leipzig 1998. English edition.
The decoration is only for view and not part of the offered product.
This book of Christmas stories fits under every tree and in every luggage.
This edition contains:
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry Letter from Santa Claus by Mark Twain The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
The Miniature Book of Classic Christmas Stories, 2nd edition. Hardcover in a slipcase, 286 pages, 38 x 53 mm, Miniaturbuchverlag Leipzig 2019. English edition.
Winter Wonderland in Mainz with Gutenberg Standing in
front of the renaissance-building "Römischer Kaiser", part of the
Gutenberg-Museum, is the statue of Johannes Gutenbergs in a winter
wonderland scenery. Format 8 x 6,5 cm