Johann Gutenberg. A Noble Fragment Being a Leaf of the Gutenberg Bible 1450-1455; with a Bibliographical Essay by A. Edward Newton. New York: Gabriel Wells, 1921.

Gift of family and friends in memory of Lewis Lefkowitz.

Johann Gutenberg invented the type mold, which made printing from movable metallic type practical for the first time. Using movable type, Gutenberg produced the first printed Bible at Mainz between 1450 and 1455, and it remains one of the most significant examples of printing and typography ever produced. This "leaf book," contains a single leaf or page from the book of Isaiah that came from a disassembled imperfect copy of the Gutenberg Bible. The leaf is housed in a full-leather binding, accompanied by a biographical essay about Gutenberg.

 

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