The Gutenberg Bible is the first major book produced with movable type. It was printed in Mainz, Germany by Johannes Gutenberg for a period of approximately 3 years beginning in 1452.
In 1440 Johannes Gutenberg, inventor from Germany, discovered a printing machine process with some modifications that still spearheaded the printing process until the end of the twentieth century.
The first copy of Gutenberg's Bible to attract the world's attention was found around 1760 in the collection of Cardinal Jules Mazarin, a French statesman. To learn more about these Biblical demographics and facts, browse the internet.
This book is the first volume of which has been printed on the machine with movable metal type. The Gutenberg Bible is known as the Gutenberg Bible, the Mazarin Bible, or the 42-line Bible because almost every page has 42 lines of text.
The Gutenberg Bible is printed in Latin and can take several years to complete. A print edition of about 180 copies was created. Initials in color and other highlights (decorative accent) must be hand-drawn on each page of the Gutenberg Bible after printing.
The heading text is black and the Gutenberg Bible and initials are red and blue. People who add initials and titles to Gutenberg's Bible pages after printing are called illuminators. Gutenberg's Bible was huge at over 1280 pages.
When you look at a Gutenberg Bible in terms of design and workmanship, the Gutenberg Bible has its place as one of the best books in print. It is estimated that only 48 copies of Gutenberg's Bible survive.