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The Pelplin Diocesan Museum (Muzeum Diecezjalne Pelpin), Pelplin, Poland, contains Poland’s only copy of the Gutenberg Bible  (Polmoskie Travel Website Undated)

The Pelplin Diocesan Museum (Muzeum Diecezjalne Pelpin), Pelplin, Poland, contains Poland’s only copy of the Gutenberg Bible (Polmoskie Travel Website Undated)

Museum of Printing History 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Tuesday - Saturday 713-522-4652  Free admission for self-guided tours  During our guided tours, visitors participate in the hands-on printing of a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible pulled from a replica press, then move to the printing of the Declaration of Independence on a 19th-century Columbian iron handpress. Tours conclude in our 65 seat theater for a viewing of the film Harvest of Wisdom. ($7ad, $5kid)

Museum of Printing History 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday 713-522-4652 Free admission for self-guided tours During our guided tours, visitors participate in the hands-on printing of a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible pulled from a replica press, then move to the printing of the Declaration of Independence on a 19th-century Columbian iron handpress. Tours conclude in our 65 seat theater for a viewing of the film Harvest of Wisdom. ($7ad, $5kid)

There are only 21 Gutenberg Bibles left in the world, and I am lucky enough to have seen two of them in person.

The Morgan Gutenberg Bible Online

There are only 21 Gutenberg Bibles left in the world, and I am lucky enough to have seen two of them in person.

The Pelplin Diocesan Museum (Muzeum Diecezjalne Pelpin), Pelplin, Poland contains Poland’s only copy of the Gutenberg Bible (Museum Website in Polish)

The Pelplin Diocesan Museum (Muzeum Diecezjalne Pelpin), Pelplin, Poland contains Poland’s only copy of the Gutenberg Bible (Museum Website in Polish)

Princeton University Receives $300M Rare Book Gift, Including the Famed 1455 Gutenberg Bible (PIWorld.com 17 February 2015)

Princeton University Receives $300M Rare Book Gift, Including the Famed 1455 Gutenberg Bible (PIWorld.com 17 February 2015)

Gutenberg Bible, Harry Elkins Widener Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Gutenberg Bible, Harry Elkins Widener Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Gutenberg Bible Census -- The first book printed in the western world from movable type on a printing press, by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany, in an edition of about 180 copies - Gutenberg Bible Census: According to the Gutenberg Museum, 49 documented, partial or complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible exist today, out of a possible 180 copies originally printed (150 on paper, 30 on vellum) (Clausen Books Website, Census presumably still in progress)

Gutenberg Bible Census -- The first book printed in the western world from movable type on a printing press, by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany, in an edition of about 180 copies - Gutenberg Bible Census: According to the Gutenberg Museum, 49 documented, partial or complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible exist today, out of a possible 180 copies originally printed (150 on paper, 30 on vellum) (Clausen Books Website, Census presumably still in progress)

The Gutenberg Bible:  The Most Revolutionary Book in History.  Includes information on Johannes Gutenberg and the Pelplin specimen  (Codices Illustres Undated)

The Gutenberg Bible: The Most Revolutionary Book in History. Includes information on Johannes Gutenberg and the Pelplin specimen (Codices Illustres Undated)

Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (State and University Librar), Göttingen, Germany:  The incunabula collection comprises around 3,100 volumes, including a Gutenberg Bible printed on vellum.  The department Special Collections and Conservation stores valuable printed works on all academic subjects from the 16th century to the present day in the rare books collection.  The department also takes care of the private libraries of famous collectors and…

Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (State and University Librar), Göttingen, Germany: The incunabula collection comprises around 3,100 volumes, including a Gutenberg Bible printed on vellum. The department Special Collections and Conservation stores valuable printed works on all academic subjects from the 16th century to the present day in the rare books collection. The department also takes care of the private libraries of famous collectors and…

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