Gutenberg Bible, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Between 1450 and 1455, Gutenberg printed several texts, some of which remain unidentified; his texts did not bear the printer's name or date, so attribution is possible only from typographical evidence and external references. Certainly several church documents including a papal letter and two indulgences were printed, one of which was issued in Mainz. Realizing the value of printing in quantity, seven editions in two styles were ordered, resulting in several thousand copies being printed. Some printed editions of Ars Minor, a schoolbook on Latin grammar by Aelius Donatus may have been printed by Gutenberg; these have been dated either 1451–52 or 1455.
In 1455, Gutenberg completed copies of a beautifully executed folio Bible (Biblia Sacra), with 42 lines on each page. Copies sold for 30 florins each, which was roughly three years' wages for an average clerk. Nonetheless, it was significantly cheaper than a manuscript Bible that could take a single scribe over a year to prepare. After printing, some copies were rubricated or hand-illuminated in the same elegant way as manuscript Bibles from the same period. 48 substantially complete copies are known to survive, including two at the British Library that can be viewed and compared online. The text lacks modern features such as pagination, indentations, and paragraph breaks.
An undated 36-line edition of the Bible was printed, probably in Bamberg in 1458-1460, possibly by Gutenberg. A large part of it was shown to have been set from a copy of Gutenberg's Bible, thus disproving earlier speculation that it may have been the earlier of the two.
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A Cumberland Vendetta
A Cumberland Vendetta Author: John Fox, Jr. Release Date: January, 2002 [Etext #3022] [Yes, we are about one year ahead of schedule] Edition: 10 Language: English The Project Gutenberg Etext of A Cumberland Vendetta, by John Fox, Jr. ******This file should be named cnven10.txt or cnven10.zip****** Corrected EDITIONS of our etexts get a new NUMBER, cnven11.txt VERSIONS based on separate sources get new LETTER, cnven10a.txt This etext wa.....Read Table of contents Download