Trading the Word: Gutenberg Bibles and English Libraries

Free Public Lecture

Trading the Word: Gutenberg Bibles and English Libraries

The Oratory
Newman College

Parkville

887 Swanston Street

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Shane Carmody will tell the stories of the seven Gutenberg Bibles in English Libraries and some that got away. The first book printed with moveable type in Europe, Gutenberg's bible was a major turning point from the medieval to the modern world, and brought a technology that spread knowledge, controversy and ultimately revolution. The stories of these bibles reflect this cultural shift as well as the rise of book collecting and the trade that supports it.

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