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Gutenberg Bible

Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz invented printing from moveable, reproducible type, a development that allowed the creation of the forty two line Bible. Gutenberg's invention made it possible to reproduce the work of scribes who for generations had meticulously copied texts by hand.These journal covers reproduce facsimile versions of illuminated pages created by Gisela Maschmann, who modelled her miniature paintings on a volume of Gutenberg’s ecclesiastic masterwork housed in Berliner Staatsbibliothek.