Die Gutenberg-Bibel von 1454


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The Göttingen Library edition

As the first major Western publication to be printed using movable metal type, this extraordinary technological and artistic feat heralded the age of the printed book. This meticulous reprint reproduces the Göttingen Library edition, one of the very few surviving complete vellum Latin originals worldwide, listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World program.
A companion book written by Stephan Füssel, Gutenberg-Chair at Mainz University, introduces Gutenberg, his transformative influence, and two important documents of the time: the Göttingen Model Book which was used to illuminate the Göttingen Library edition and the only surviving notary document by Ulrich Helmasperger, which records the history of this unique invention and its product, the Gutenberg Bible.

Die Gutenberg-Bibel von 1454. Published by Stephan Füssel. Hardcover, 2 volumes and companion book in German, English, French or Spanish, 23,5 x 33cm, 1400 pages, TASCHEN 2018.

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