British Library Treasures in full: Gutenberg Bible
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1. The copy on paper

The British Library's copy of the Gutenberg Bible printed on paper was transferred as part of the King's Library to the British Museum in 1828. It had been acquired by George III (1738-1820) at an unknown date.

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1. The copy on paper
2. The copy on vellum
3. The 42-line Bible 'Bagford Fragment'
4. Why compare the copies?
5. The digitisation
6. Analysis of the Illuminations Using Raman Microscopy
7. Copies elsewhere in the UK

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