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[Gutenberg, Johann].
[Biblia Latina] A single leaf from the Gutenberg Bible
[ca. 1455]. [Mainz]. [Johann Gutenberg & Johann Fust]. A single paper leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, containing Kings 1, 19 and 20. [Mounted in:] A Noble Fragment: being a Leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, 1450-1455, with a Bibliographical Essay by A. Edward Newton [designed by Bruce Rogers and printed by William Edwin Rudge]. New York. Gabriel Wells, 1973. Single leaf, royal folio (390 x 285 mm), double columns, 42 lines per column, Gothic letter, initial spaces, bull's head watermark. With rubricator's headlines (manuscript lombard capitals in red and blue alternating), text capitals rubricated throughout, and a large 2-line chapter initial N and P on recto and verso (small marginal cut at right edge along right column, not affecting the printed area and hardly notable on recto, done by Gabriele Wells in order to flatten out the paper which became a bit wavy at the printing process). Newton's Essay: pp. [6], text in double columns, with title-page and one initial letter printed in red. Original full black blindstamped goat-skin by Stikeman & Co., covers lettered in gilt (some minor rubbing at edges). Kept in slipcase with spine lettered in gilt and vignette of The Remnant Trust, Inc.- First edition, containing a single leaf from the first substantial book printed from movable type in the western world, now known simply as the Gutenberg Bible, or the 42-line Bible: the editio princeps of the Bible, and "in many ways the greatest of all printed books" (PMM 1). This leaf from the Old Testament, folio 174, contains 1 Kings, 19-20, and recounts one of the most important events in t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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