The Gutenberg Bible of 1454


Super Savings Item! Free Shipping Included! Save 39% on the The Gutenberg Bible of 1454 by INGRAM BOOK COMPANY at SADC Network. MPN: 978-3-8365-6221-8. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The Book That Changed the World A complete reprint of the revolutionary Gutenberg Bible The printing press has been called the greatest invention of the second millennium. Published in Mainz around 1454, the Gutenberg Bible was the first major Western publication to be printed with movable metal type, ushering in a whole new age of knowledge distribution through mass-produced books. Before Gutenberg, woodcut printing and early forms of movable type printing had been mastered in Asia, but had yet


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The Book That Changed the World A complete reprint of the revolutionary Gutenberg Bible The printing press has been called the greatest invention of the second millennium. Published in Mainz around 1454, the Gutenberg Bible was the first major Western publication to be printed with movable metal type, ushering in a whole new age of knowledge distribution through mass-produced books. Before Gutenberg, woodcut printing and early forms of movable type printing had been mastered in Asia, but had yet to reach Europe. Instead, each book had to be copied by hand in a long, labor-intensive process. Not only did Gutenberg’s innovation of mechanical movable type significantly speed up production without sacrificing quality, it irreversibly enriched public knowledge, pioneering mass communication and allowing people to access ideas and participate in discussions like never before. When it comes to radical revolutions in media, the Gutenberg Bible is up there with the Internet. This fascimile edition derives from one of the very few surviving complete vellum Latin originals worldwide; the Göttingen Library edition, one of the most valuable books in the world, listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World program. All 1,282 pages of this artistic and technological masterwork are included, along with a companion book written by Stephan Füssel, Gutenberg-Chair at Mainz University, introducing Gutenberg, his transformative influence, and two important documents of the time: the Göttingen Model Book which was used to illuminate the Göttingen Library edition and the only surviving notary document by Ulrich Helmasperger, which records the history of this unique invention and its product, the Gutenberg Bible.

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  • THE GUTENBERG BIBLE - Published in Mainz around 1454, the Gutenberg Bible was the first major Western publication to be printed with movable metal type, ushering in a whole new age of knowledge distribution through mass-produced books.
  • DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION - 2 hardcover volumes containing the complete reprint of the original Gutenberg Bible, which was published in Latin and is a total of 1282 pages. All text and artwork are as they actually appear in the original copy held at the Gottingen Library in Germany.
  • PRINTED IN LATIN - This is an exact reproduction, so it is in Latin. Page numbers do not appear in the original, so they do not appear these two volumes either.
  • BONUS THIRD VOLUME - This set includes a large format paperback companion volume in English (114 pages) which contains a thorough history of the Gutenberg Bible, as well as other documents that shed light on the importance of this work.
  • BEAUTIFULLY GIFT BOXED - All three volumes are packaged together in a custom fit box with a handle. Total page count is 1396 pages. Dimensions: 9.3?w x 13?h x 4.5?d.

Additional Information

Brand:
INGRAM BOOK COMPANY
Manufacturer:
TASCHEN
Category:
Religious Art
MPN:
978-3-8365-6221-8
Release Date:
2018-07-04
EAN:
9783836562218
ISBN:
3836562219
Edition:
Facsimile, Bilingual
Part Number:
978-3-8365-6221-8
Author:
Stephan Fussel
Publisher:
TASCHEN
Format:
Facsimile
Publication Date:
2018-07-10
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
16 pounds
Item Size:
5 x 13.75 x 11.75 inches
Package Weight:
16.67 pounds
Package Size:
11.81 x 4.49 x 13.98 inches

 


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