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GUTENBERG, Johann.

Biblia Sacra [Facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible.]

New York: Pageant Books, 1961 Stock Code: 146771
£10,000.00
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Faithful reproduction of the first book printed from moveable type

Number 6 of 1,000 copies, the first American facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible, in the deluxe binding of full morocco (copies were also issued in half morocco or red cloth).

The Gutenberg Bible was the first complete book printed from moveable type, published in Mainz in 1455. This facsimile was derived from the German Insel Verlgag facsimile - the only facsimile to precede this American edition - which was taken from the copies at Berlin and Fulda, widely regarded as among the most beautiful copies. The facsimile is suitably lavish, the text printed with lithography and the illuminations by sheet-fed gravure, all printed on rag paper and bound by hand.

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Description

2 volumes, large folio. Original brown morocco, spines lettered in gilt, covers stamped in blind incorporating Gutenberg's initials, turn-ins ruled in blind, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Colour illustrations and rubrication throughout, replicating the original.

Condition

A fine copy.

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