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Bible. Latin. Venice, 1480.

The Vulgate was first printed in 1455 by Johannes Gutenberg in Germany – his now famous 42-line Bible. This is a printed Bible from the press of Franciscus de Hailbrun (fl. 1471-1483) produced in Venice, Italy, less than thirty years later. Despite being printed rather than hand-written, the Bible has been supplied with rubricated, decorated and illuminated initials, continuing the tradition of centuries past. The Bible is open here at the beginning of the Book of Joel.


Glasgow University Library Sp Coll Bn6-f.15


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Taken on July 26, 2011