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Johannes Gutenberg : “Leaf from the Book of Judith” (c. 1454)

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This leaf from the Gutenberg Bible introduces the Book of Judith; the story of a Jewish femme fatale who beheads a hostile Assyrian general. Though Gutenberg used mass-produced movable type, his Bibles were not identical. In addition to having made technical modifications during the print run, he produced more elaborate copies on finer materials for wealthier patrons. Some were printed on paper, others vellum. Some were decorated lavishly, others not at all. The leaf shown here belongs to Yale University’s two-volume copy. Its earliest known owner was the Benedictine Monastery of Melk, Austria, founded in 1089.

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