image of page from the Gutenberg Bible. The Gutenberg Bible was the first major work printed using moveable type.

SCANNING: This text reads from left to right. There's also beautiful illumination of the margins to scan and distract you from your scripture reading (assuming you read the Bible in Latin).

Gutenberg Bible. Earliest full- scale work printed using the Gutenberg printing press. 1455 British Library

Earliest full- scale work printed using the Gutenberg printing press.

postage stamp honouring Gutenberg printing press and book printing, Gutenberg Bible, Germany

postage stamp honouring Gutenberg printing press and book printing, Gutenberg bible, Germany

The John Rylands Library, Manchester, England, UK. The library opened to the public in 1900. Since 1972 it has been part of The University of Manchester Library, holding it’s special collections (which include a Gutenberg Bible and The Rylands Library Papyrus P52, believed to be the earliest extant New Testament text). The library is open for readers and visitors. The architectural style is primarily neo-Gothic.

The John Rylands Library, Manchester, England, UK. The library opened to the public in Since 1972 it has been part of The University of Manchester Library, holding it’s special collections (which include a Gutenberg Bible and The Rylands Library Pap

1455 vellum copy Gutenberg Bible at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA.  One of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

1455 vellum copy Gutenberg Bible (note the Richard P. Feynman quote behind :P)

Gutenberg Bible, detail from the Old Testament. Digitised by the HUMI Project, Keio University, July 2005; © National Library of Scotland.

Gutenberg Bible, detail from the Old Testament. Digitised by the HUMI Project, Keio University, July © National Library of Scotland.

Gutenberg Bible: View the British Library's Digital Versions Online

Two editions of the Gutenberg Bible. View the British Library's two copies of Johann Gutenberg's Bible and find out about Gutenberg's life.

The Gutenberg Bible

The Gutenberg Bible, printed with movable type in the The first such western book.

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