The Lost GutenbergBook - 2019
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.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. :, Allen & Unwin,, 2019.
Characteristics: vii, 294 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm.