Gutenberg Bible "proof sheet"

Title

Gutenberg Bible "proof sheet"

Description

These two conjugate leaves, one of which is blank, contain the text, from the Gutenberg Bible, of Exodus, chapter xxxii, verse 25 to chapter xxxiv, verse 20. This sheet contains textual errors not found in other copies of the Gutenberg Bible, as well as other typographical variations. There has been some scholarly speculation as to the role of this sheet in the production of the Bible, but no conclusive judgement has been rendered. (From: Joel Silver, The Bible in the Lilly Library, 1991.)

Creator

Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468, printer.

Publisher

Mainz : Printer of the 42-line Bible (Johann Gutenberg and Peter Schoeffer?)

Date

ca. 1454-1455, not after Aug. 1456

Contributor

Poole, George Amos, 1907-1990, former owner.

Format

[2] leaves ; 40 x 30 cm., in cloth slip case 44 x 31 cm.

Identifier

Lilly Library BS75 1454a vault
PURL: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/general/VAB8633