Gutenberg Bible - detail from the New Testament

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The Gutenberg Bible, digitised by the HUMI Project, Keio University, July 2005; © National Library of Scotland

The Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed with moveable type. Printed in Mainz, Germany, around 1455 by Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of printing, and Johannes Fust. One of around only 20 complete copies to survive out of the original 180. Two volumes. Also known as The 42-line Bible or The Mazarine Bible.
Page from the New Testament - Gospel according to Mark, contains handwritten red rubrics. Decorated initial M; historiated initial I depicting the evangelist St Mark writing the Gospel of Mark; St Mark's symbol is a lion. Marginalia visible but faded through washing.
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