27 Jan 2016

The far reaching impact of the Gutenberg bible

From Nine To Noon, 11:25 am on 27 January 2016

The Gutenberg bible was the western world's first mass produced book - marking the start of the "Gutenberg Revolution" and the age of the printed book in the West.

Johann Gutenberg perfected the combination of movable metal type, printing ink, and a wooden screw press to enable the mass production of books.

Anthony Tedeschi is the Curator of Rare Books & Fine Printing at the Alexander Turnbull Library.

He will be delivering a lecture on the history of the Gutenberg bible as part of a series of curatorial talks starting next month.

Tedeschi talks to Kathryn Ryan.


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