The 500th Anniversary Pictorial Census of the Gutenberg Bible.

The 500th Anniversary Pictorial Census of the Gutenberg Bible.
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Chicago: The Coverdale Press, 1961. Large folio, xvi, 263pp. Original faux red morocco, lettered in gilt to backstrip and decorated in gilt and gray and gilt to to board, in red morocco slipcase; decorated endpapers (maps showing the locations of known copies of the Gutenberg Bible), illustrated throughout from photographs. Numbered copy of limited edition signed by the author, announcement loosely inserted. Some very slight scuff marks to slipcase, else fine. Limited to 985 copies, of which this is no. 117 (hand-numbered on colophon page), and signed by the author. This volume contains a huge number of images of extant copies of what is perhaps the most famous book ever produced, and serves as an invaluable record of cultural heritage. Includes an introduction by Aloys Ruppel on Gutenberg’s life and work, and a census of all known copies, fragments, and single leaves. (Item Id: 104278)

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