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GERM 340: Introduction to German Literature: Gutenberg, Luther, the Frankfurter Book Fair, and Willamette

The Gutenberg Bible

1455 edition of the Gutenberg Bible, printed in Mainz, Germany.  This is the first copy brought to the United States and is owned by the New York Public Library.  (Photograph by Doreen Simonsen)


Book of Genesis from the British Library's copy of the Gutenberg Bible

Willamette Connection

Luther's Bible


Frankfurt Buchmesse Ostern 1600


Vulgate Bible 1599

Cover engraving of 1599 Vulgate Bible.

Text available online.    Short video about The Vulgate Bible