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Printing of the first Bible

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Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz, Germany began working on his Gutenberg Press starting in 1439. The Press was functional by 1450. For Gutenberg, inventing a press that could mass produce the written word was a holy calling, and an art form. When he printed his first bible in 1455, he took careful care to hand-carve each typeface and design the Gutenberg Bible so that it was as beautiful as it was efficient. He printed 180 bibles in 1455- this was unheard of at the time. Gutenberg changed the World. 

You can see one of the most complete and functioning Gutenberg Press replicas, in the world, at the Crandall Historical Printing Museum. See a page from the Gutenberg's bible printed live.

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