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Gutenberg Bible Sale #498677

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1978
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(Studio) Report on sale of Gutenberg Bible in NYC. Bible's printer Johannes Gutenberg's background noted; he's often regarded as inventor of printing. Rarity of Gutenberg Bibles cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Printer's error in this particular Gutenberg Bible described. Gutenberg Bible was 1st book printed with movable type. Details given with regard to auction of Bible at Christie's in New York City upon request of General Theological Seminary which owned it. [Auctioneer David BATHURST - accepts bids; sells Gutenberg to Martin Breslauer.] Expectations that Breslauer will sell it to state library in Stuttgart, West Germany, to be added to collection of Bibles stated.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

(Studio) Confirmation that Gutenberg to go to West Germany reported; number of Gutenberg Bibles in West Germany and in United States noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Hunt, Richard
Duration:
00:01:50

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