Hands-On Gutenberg

The BBC has produced a fascinating documentary entitled The Machine that Made Us which traces the history and use of the fifteenth-century Gutenberg Press. The British actor Stephen Fry investigates how the press itself was built and used; he also learns of the contemporary politics surrounding its creation.

See the documentary here:

And access lots of contextual information here: The video itself is not viewable to American audiences on the BBC site.

The British Library's online versions of the Gutenberg Bible itself reside here:

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