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The lost Gutenberg / Margaret Leslie Davis
Bib ID 7896890
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Author
Davis, Margaret Leslie, author
 
Description Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2019 
©2019 
vii, 294 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760529611 (paperback)
Summary

For rare-book collectors, an original copy of the Gutenberg Bible represents the ultimate prize. Davis recounts five centuries in the life of one copy, from its creation by Johannes Gutenberg, through the hands of monks, an earl, the Worcestershire sauce king, and a nuclear physicist to its ultimate resting place in a steel vault in Tokyo. Estelle Doheny, the first woman collector to add the book to her library and its last private owner, tipped the Bible onto a trajectory that forever changed our understanding of the first mechanically printed book.

Notes

"The astounding story of one book's five hundred year odyssey" -- cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-281) and index.

Tertiary/Undergraduate, General.

Subjects Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468.  |  Doheny, Estelle, 1875-1958.  |  History: specific events & topics.  |  Gutenberg Bible.  |  Books -- Provenance.  |  Book collectors -- Biography.
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The lost Gutenberg : the astounding story of one book's five-hundred-year odyssey

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