Johannes Gutenberg






The Göttingen Copy of the Gutenberg Bible

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As we have already described, every copy of the B42 Bible was unique owing to the individual illustrations (see Chapter: The Work of the Books, the forty-two line Latin Bible).

In the Göttingen Bible, the hand-written column headings are in red missal script. Missal script is a large type used in missals. The letters were quite large in such missals in order to facilitate reading them in the dark church interiors.

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Rubrication in the Gutenberg Bible, here: Psalms. Beginnings of the verses are written alternately in blue and red (Vol. 1, fol. 273v)

The chapter numbers and the beginnings of chapters were written alternately in red and blue.