British Library Treasures in full: Gutenberg Bible
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2. The copy on vellum

The British Library's copy of the Gutenberg Bible printed on vellum was bequeathed to the British Museum by Thomas Grenville in 1846.

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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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