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Gutenberg : how one man remade the world with words

Author: John Man
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the fifteenth-century German printer who revolutionized printing with the invention of movable type.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Johann Gutenberg; Johannes Gutenberg
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Man
ISBN: 0471218235 9780471218234
OCLC Number: 49645882
Notes: "First published in Great Britain with the title 'The Gutenberg revolution : the story of a genius and an invention that changed the world' by Headline Book Publishing in 2002"--T.p. verso.
Description: 312 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the third revolution --
Golden city, tarnished --
Strasbourg adventure --
Hercules labouring for unity --
Something in the air --
Secret revealed --
In search of a bestseller --
Bible --
Colophon --
Pressing to the limits --
Christendom divided, the world united --
42-line Bible : a possible balance sheet --
German printers abroad : the first wave.
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Traces Gutenberg's trials and triumphs as he struggled against a background of plague, religious upheaval, and legal battles to bring his remarkable invention to light and spur the largest  Read more...

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