Rare books in the collections at Mita

Gutenberg 42-line Bible

The Gutenberg Bible is the first bible to have been printed using movable type printing technology by Johann Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany, around 1455. Keio University possesses the only copy in Asia.

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The Keio University Library possesses a copy of the first volume of the bible, several leaves and fragments, and five types of facsimiles.

Digital Collections of Keio University Libraries
Images of all of the pages of the Gutenberg 42-line Bible have been published as a digital collection.