The Gutenberg Bible First Printed Edition

The Gutenberg Bible was the first printed edition in Latin completed in Mainz, Germany by Johannes Gutenberg. The handwritten notation of August 15, 1456 was the binding completion date by owner, Hei Cremer. The printing was either done by Gutenberg or his partners, Johann Fust or Peter Schafer. The book is known as 42-line Bible or the Mazarin Bible while 40 copies still exist.

      August 15, 1456
      Johannes Gutenberg

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