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


On the 24 August 1456, the #GutenbergBible, was produced on a printing press. Gutenberg's 42-line Bible is the earliest full-scale work printed in Europe using movable type.

from The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Gutenberg Bible Online

There are only 21 Gutenberg Bibles left in the world, and I am lucky enough to have seen two of them in person.


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


Detail from Cod. Sim. Heb. 70, fol. 278b

This week's #ManuscriptMonday word is 'Palette'. The range of colours used in a work. The term derives from the name of the flat surface on which paints are sometimes mixed, although shells were more commonly used to contain prepared pigments during the Middle Ages.


Johannes Gutenberg was the man who introduced "Printing" to Europe. He started the "Printing Movement" upon his introduction to movable type printing and is widely known to be the most important invention in the second millennium. His many inventions include the invention of a process for mass-producing movable type, the use of oil-based ink for printing books, adjustable molds, mechanical movable type, etc.

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


Gutenberg Printing Press - the Gutenberg museum in Mainz was the first museum I visited as a kid - made a big impression (no pun intended) on me!


The first book ever printed, The Gutenburg Bible, or the Latin Bible. The John Pierpont, (J.P.) Morgan Library & Museum, located at, 225 Madison Ave. at 36th street, NYC, has three copies of the Gutenburg Bible! ~~ {cwl}