Gutenberg Bible, New Testament.
The Gutenberg Bible is the first major European printed book, and was produced in Mainz, Germany in the mid-1450s, by Johannes Gutenberg. It was the first printed edition of the Vulgate Bible, and although scholars have disagreed as to the number of copies printed, some estimates have ranged between one hundred eighty and two hundred. A recent census of surviving copies, by Paul Needham, which included both those that are complete and those that are partial, located under fifty copies, with ten copies currently in American collections.
The Lilly Library's volume consists of 116 printed leaves, comprising most of the New Testament. It was part of a Bible reportedly found in a farmhouse in…
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