[EAS]Gutenberg Bible Digitized

pjk peter.kindlmann at yale.edu
Sat Dec 2 14:12:57 EST 2000

Subject:   Gutenberg Bible Digitized

(from The Scout Report - December 1, 2000)

The Gutenberg Bible: Digitised Images

The British Library has announced the online release of digital
facsimiles of the two copies of the Gutenberg Bible in the
library's possession, the paper King's Library copy and the vellum
Grenville copy. Visitors can browse either or both copies
side-by-side by selecting a Book of the Bible from the search page.
Users are presented with a collection of thumbnails which link to
an enlarged image and then finally a very large readable image.
While this site is not quite as feature-rich as the Goettingen
Gutenberg Bible (reviewed in the June 30, 2000 Scout Report
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/report/sr/2000/scout-000630.html#3), these
are lovely copies, and the British Library is to be thanked for
making them available to the world.

And keep in mind that you can see a real Gutenberg Bible at Yale's
Beinecke Rare Book Library, but you can't turn the pages.  --PJK

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