Johannes Gutenberg






The Göttingen Copy of the Gutenberg Bible

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The beginning of the Bible and the first pages of the individual books of the Bible are decorated with foliage depicting akanthus, ferns or briers:


Akanthus tendrils. Beginning of 2. Samuel - Vol. 1, fol. 147r
Fern tendrils. Beginning of Numeri - Vol. 1, fol. 63v
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