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Johann Gutenberg and His Bible: A Historical Study (Typophile Chap Book,…

by Janet Ing Freeman

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Short historical sketch of Gutenberg's life and the theories around his printing. Ing deals with lack of data, contrasting data, and current research to give as full account as possible of Gutenberg and his role in the production of B42. She does not speculate but presents the evidence clearly. The short book deals with his life, his rivals, the Bible (B42) itself, including technical details of paper, ink, and distribution. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
Short historical sketch of Gutenberg's life and the theories around his printing. Ing deals with lack of data, contrasting data, and current research to give as full account as possible of Gutenberg and his role in the production of B42. She does not speculate but presents the evidence clearly. The short book deals with his life, his rivals, the Bible (B42) itself, including technical details of paper, ink, and distribution. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
From: The Bible: Gutenberg's Printing Shop, Year 1439
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This book is a concise history of the search for the printer of the oldest known Bible, now known as B42 (42 lines/page Bible). The task was difficult and took centuries to resolve—the major problem was that in early times, books left the printer unsigned, undated and unbound.

The author, Janet Ing, was a librarian at the Scheide Library in Princeton, NJ. The Sheide is an ideal place for a historical study of Gutenberg because it is one of 6 places in the world where the first four printed bibles are together in conservation. One of these Bibles is B42 from the press at Gutenberg’s Printing Shop in Mainz, Germany.

This history is well written and readable history of an important moment for Western Civilization. ( )
  cartoslibrary | Aug 24, 2011 |
A short, readable text for people interested in Gutenberg and Printing.
  wmartin46 | Sep 1, 2008 |
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