The Gutenberg Bible
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The Gutenberg Bible was the first substantial book to be printed in Europe. The printer after whom it is named, Johannes Gutenberg, was a citizen of Mainz in Germany. The Bible was probably intended for churches or monasteries, and despite the huge financial value of copies today, it was not intended to rival the most sumptuous illuminated manuscripts. The printing of the Gutenberg Bible was a turning-point in European culture, but what is truly remarkable is that the first large-scale printed book in Europe should also be one of the finest. When printed, the typeface produced black-and-white pages that are eminently readable and have an abstract beauty. The quality of the printing itself is uniformly high and the ink is a rich black. Rarely has a new technology been used with such sure-footed skill and artistry. Of the copies of the Gutenberg Bible that once existed, forty-eight survive reasonably intact today, twelve on parchment and the rest on paper. This copy is shown open at the beginning of St John’s Gospel.

Arch. B b.11, fols. 234v–235r

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Image total size 25.0 x 16.3 cm
Print total size 29.0 x 20.3 cm

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Paper without frame
The reproduction is rolled in a rigid tube for shipping.
Fine Art Giclée printing is commonly used at a professional level for the reproduction of works of art. The inkjet printing technique uses natural pigments which are highly light-resistant. We use a special 260g/m2 matte Fine Art paper for high-quality reproductions.
The work will be printed according to the measures you have requested and will include an additional white border.