Book publishing has a long and fascinating history, and important books like the Gutenberg Bible
(1455), our own Doctrina Christiana (1593), and Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere (1887) and El Filibusterismo (1891) are much sought after.
This is the thrill we experience when we stand near an object actually owned or worn by a king, queen or any revered figure, whether the scepter of a king, the jacket worn by Elvis, or a Gutenberg Bible
. We can momentarily ?
But in the past it has displayed an original Gutenberg Bible
, one of the world's most valuable books, a first draft of the U.S.
1987: The first volume of the Gutenberg Bible
was sold in New York for PS3.26 million, becoming the most expensive printed book ever sold at auction.
| 1987: The first volume of the Gutenberg Bible
was sold in New York for PS3.26m, becoming the most expensive printed book ever sold at auction.
Taschen's new facsimile of the copy of the Gutenberg Bible
now held in the Niedersachsische Staats--und Universitatsbibliothek in Gottingen is a weighty thing, with as much scholarly as physical heft.
The documents join the likes of the Gutenberg Bible
, Magna Carta, Bayeux Tapestry and the films The Battle Of The Somme and The Wizard Of Oz on the register.
His 40-foot-high bronze doors, etched in Latin verse from the first page of Genesis in the Gutenberg Bible
, form the entrance to the new Museum of the Bible in Washington.
In addition to groundbreakers such as the Gutenberg Bible
and Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language, readers will find literary rarities like Antoine de Saint-Exupery's handwritten draft of Le Petit Prince.
The museum holds items such as the Gutenberg Bible
. Steven Green, Oklahoman, and president of Hobby Lobby serves as Chairman of the Board of the Museum of the Bible.
(1.) Treasures in full: Gutenberg Bible
. British Library.
The King James Bible and Gutenberg Bible
were written on hemp paper.