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021262

The Gutenberg Bible. First major book printed with a movable type printing press, marking the start of the 'Gutenberg Revolution' and the age of the printed book. Widely hailed for its high aesthetic and artistic qualities, the book has iconic status in the West. 1450s. Only twenty-one complete copies survive, and they are considered by many sources to be the most valuable books in the world

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The Gutenberg Bible. First major book printed with a movable type printing press, marking the start of the 'Gutenberg Revolution' and the age of the printed book. Widely hailed for its high aesthetic and artistic qualities, the book has iconic status in the West.   1450s. Only twenty-one complete copies survive, and they are considered by many sources to be the most valuable books in the world