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View Resource Gutenberg Bible at the Ransom Center

Widely understood to be one of the single most important inventions in human history, the development of movable type by Johann Gutenberg in the 15th century made it possible to produce a large number of copies of a single work in a relatively short period of time. Utilizing their own copy (one of 48 remaining around the world) of Gutenberg's Bible, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at...

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/gutenbergbib...
View Resource Incunabula: The Art & History of Printing in Western Europe, c. 1450-1500

Stephanie Stillo of the Library of Congress's Rare Book and Special Collections Division recently created this gorgeous story map that highlights the history of early print in western Europe (along with a few earlier manuscripts) with the aid of a number of items in the LOC's rich collection. This interactive story map was created using Esri Story Maps. As visitors explore this story map, they...

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