9781909400849-190940084X-Editio Princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible (Harvey Miller Studies in the History of Culture) (English, German and Latin Edition) (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History)

Editio Princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible (Harvey Miller Studies in the History of Culture) (English, German and Latin Edition) (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History)

ISBN-13: 9781909400849
ISBN-10: 190940084X
Edition: Mul
Author: Eric White
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Harvey Miller Publishers
Format: Hardcover 456 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781909400849
ISBN-10: 190940084X
Edition: Mul
Author: Eric White
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Harvey Miller Publishers
Format: Hardcover 456 pages

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Acknowledged author Eric White wrote Editio Princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible (Harvey Miller Studies in the History of Culture) (English, German and Latin Edition) (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History) comprising 456 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 190940084X and 9781909400849. Since then Editio Princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible (Harvey Miller Studies in the History of Culture) (English, German and Latin Edition) (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Gutenberg Bible is widely recognized as Europe's first printed book, a book that forever changed the world. However, despite its initial impact, fame was fleeting: for the better part of three centuries the Bible was virtually forgotten; only after two centuries of tenacious and contentious scholarship did it attain its iconic status as a monument of human invention. Editio princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible is the first book to tell the whole story of Europe's first printed edition, describing its creation at Mainz circa 1455, its impact on fifteenth-century life and religion, its fall into oblivion during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and its rediscovery and rise to worldwide fame during the centuries thereafter. This comprehensive study examines the forty-nine surviving Gutenberg Bibles, and fragments of at least fourteen others, in the chronological order in which they came to light. Combining close analysis of material clues within the Bibles themselves with fresh documentary discoveries, the book reconstructs the history of each copy in unprecedented depth, from its earliest known context through every change of ownership up to the present day. Along the way it introduces the colorful cast of proud possessors, crafty booksellers, observant travelers, and scholarly librarians who shaped our understanding of Europe's first printed book. Bringing the 'biographies' of all the Gutenberg Bibles together for the first time, this richly illustrated study contextualizes both the historic cultural impact of the editio princeps and its transformation into a world treasure.

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