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1455 gutenberg Bible Facsimile Reproduction

1455 Gutenberg Bible: The First Book Ever Printed
Facsimile Reproduction


The first thing ever printed by the inventor of the printing press, was a Latin Bible printed in Germany in 1455. A magnificent work of art, these Bibles were hand-illuminated with many full-color images and decorations. We offer two different productions of the Gutenberg: a Four-Volume Set with two volumes of English translation, and a less expensive Two-Volume Set.

In the 1450’s Gutenberg invented the movable-type printing press, forever changing how people would communicate. No longer was it necessary for books to be individually copied by hand; hundreds…even thousands of copies of a single book could be made on a printing press within a few months. The first book ever printed was a Latin Bible. One would think that the first book would have been very primitive and of poor quality, but this is absolutely not the case. Gutenberg’s Bible was a stunningly beautiful work done in beautiful type style, and then hand-illuminated in a rainbow of colors, as well as liquid gold. Even the paper used was of the highest quality and bore unusual and artful watermarks.

Only 22 complete Gutenberg Bibles are known to exist today. None are for sale, though it is estimated that should one come onto the world market, it would likely fetch $100 million! We offer genuine original leaves from the 1455 Gutenberg Bible for $75,000 to $100,000 each.

One facsimile reproduction set we offer was done in Paris, and is a four volume set with four slipcases. The first two volumes are the Gutenberg Latin Bible, "Biblia Sacra". The second two volumes are an English Language translation. All volumes are bound in ornately detailed cherry-red leather, with heavily gold-stamped spines. They are full-color on every page, and are so precisely like the original that the page watermarks appear in the same position on each 100% rag cotton linen sheet as the do in the original. Wow… that’s attention to detail! One person who reviewed this edition was quoted in the manufacturer’s prospectus as saying, "The pages even sound just like a real Gutenberg when you turn them… astonishingly accurate in every way."

We have fewer than a dozen of this Paris-made four-volume set left. The Suggested Retail Price on this set is $9,500. Own history’s first book.

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ITEM # FR-GBP-1: $7,995 - The Paris 4-Volume Gutenberg Facsimile

Also available, the beautiful two-volume full-color “Cooper Square Edition” of the Gutenberg made in New York in the 1960’s, and still in new condition
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ITEM # FR-GBC-1: $4,995 -The Cooper Square 2-Volume Gutenberg Facsimile

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ITEM # FR-GBP-1: $8,495 - The Cooper Square 2-Volume Gutenberg Facsimile

It takes over 25 hours to make by expert book binders in Phoenix, Arizona. This one of a kind (no 2 will be alike but similar in photos seen above) is made from atiqued glazed leather by world class craftsman. Please call for availability as this popular offer can take up to 6 weeks to produce.

 



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