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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Cooper Square Gutenberg Bible Page

DID YOU KNOW? In the 1450's, Johann Gutenberg created the first mass-produced Bible on his new printing press. It is claimed that only 49 complete copies survive today in 2017. At the time, the printing press was an innovation that gave birth to mass media communications, allowing a multitude of copies to be made more quickly, and with greater ease, than copying by hand. This particular page in my collection is from the famous Cooper Square Facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible (1961). It contains the text and illustrations to Genesis chapter 1: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth". They utilized a five-color, sheet-fed gravure (intaglio) printing process, printed on one hundred percent cotton rag paper. Each color sheet was fed through the intaglio press seven separate times to match the original work of Gutenberg. God Bless You -- Today and Every Day. Love, Pop-pop from Wonders of the Bible.