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The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book's Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey
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The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book's Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey (Paperback)

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Synopsis

'An entertaining and insightful human story of obsession about books.' Daily Telegraph



'A lively tale of historical innovation, the thrill of the bibliophile's hunt, greed and betrayal.' New York Times





The never-before-told story of one extremely rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible, and its impact on the lives of the fanatical few who were lucky enough to own it.



For rare book collectors, an original copy of the Gutenberg Bible - there are only forty-six in existence - is the undisputed gem of any collection. The Lost Gutenberg recounts five centuries in the life of one particular copy of the Bible from its very creation by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany, to its ultimate resting place, in a steel vault under the protection of the Japanese government.



Margaret Leslie Davis draws readers into this incredible saga, inviting them into the colourful lives of each of its fanatic collectors along the way. Exploring books as objects of desire across centuries, Davis will leave readers not only with a broader understanding of the culture of rare book collectors, but with a deeper awareness of the importance of books in our world.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesPrinting, packaging & reprographic industryHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityBibles Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 02/04/2020 ISBN-13: 9781786497659  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Margaret Leslie Davis is the award-winning author of several works of non-fiction, including The Dark Side of Fortune and Mona Lisa in Camelot. She lives in Los Angeles.

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