How much did the Gutenberg Bible sell for?
NEW YORK (AP) _ A Gutenberg Bible was sold at auction Thursday for $5.39 million, more than double the previous record for a printed book, Christie’s auction house said.
How many Gutenberg Bibles are left?
There are 48 copies of the Gutenberg Bible still in existence, not all of them complete, some being only substantial fragments of one of the two volumes. Of these, 12 are printed on vellum. Only four vellum copies and 12 paper copies are complete.
Why is the Gutenberg Bible so valuable?
Why are they both important? Gutenberg’s invention did not make him rich, but it laid the foundation for the commercial mass production of books. The success of printing meant that books soon became cheaper, and ever wider parts of the population could afford them.
Did Rick sell the leaf of the Gutenberg Bible?
When a rare leaf from the Gutenberg Bible came in front of him, Harrison was in disbelief. According to the show, there are only 49 copies of the Gutenberg Bible known to exist today, and only 21 are complete. Harrison ended up purchasing the leaf for $47,000 and turning around and selling it for $68,000.
Who owns a Gutenberg Bible?
The Gutenberg Bible (also known as the 42-line Bible, the Mazarin Bible or the B42) was the earliest major book printed using mass-produced movable metal type in Europe.
Substantially complete copies.
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