Gutenberg Press: I had someone make a custom Gutenberg press for my
presentations. It had to be (1) tabletop, (2) portable, and (3) a
completely working printing press (at a fraction of the size). Jack the
cat is helping me to print Genesis 1:1-5 -- "In the beginning, God
created the heaven and the earth ..." With my next exhibit and
presentation, people will be able to print their own copies right from
the printing press ... just as Gutenberg did way back in 1452, creating what is now known as the Gutenberg Bible.
Here is, from what I can tell, the smallest rendition of the Ten Commandments. It is yet another great microphotograph from John Benjamin Dancer in the 1800's. The label that you see on the right-hand side of the slide is actually the merchant (Stanley Optician at London Bridge). The notation on the left-hand label, J.B.D., is the initials for Dancer.
I'm not 100% certain that this still *remains* the smallest 10 commandments in the world today. But I do know that it was the Lord's Prayer that was most often used as a reference standard for miniaturization.
In any case, it is certainly a beautiful illuminated example ... especially for being so minute!
"Textus Receptus": Title Page to REVELATION. Stephanus is most famous
for his printing of religious texts such as his four editions of the
Greek New Testament, 1546, 1549, 1550, 1551. Wonders of the Bible
Collection. God Bless You Today and Every Day -- AND -- Remember to
always love others, just as Jesus Christ Loves YOU...