Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Gutenberg Goes Digital

The Gutenberg Bible held at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich is now available in digital form. In an announcement, the library's Bettina Wagner notes "The Munich Gutenberg Bible is one of only two copies which contain the table of rubrics, a printed list of headlines which served as a guide to the rubricator. The Bible is printed on paper and contains some illumination and manuscript annotation, the latter can be ascribed to a Benedictine monk from Tegernsee."