Vicarious Travel, Gutenberg Bible at the NYPL



Images of Words

On the last Saturday of the month, I do a State of the Blog post. Meh. Not feeling it. Any thoughts I have on the subject can wait until next month. Instead, here’s one from the vaults for your amusement. [SotB Archives]
Awareness of the outside world. Little Free Library. I would do this in a heartbeat, if I lived or worked or hung out in an area with foot traffic.

“The Lenox copy on display, printed on paper, is the first Gutenberg Bible to come to the United States, in 1847.”
The Gutenberg Bible
New York Public Library
Photos taken in 2019

Down The Rabbit Hole 7 Things You May Not Know About the Gutenberg Bible, by Andrews, 2015, updated 2018.

“As historian Ada Palmer explains, Gutenberg’s invention wasn’t profitable until there was a distribution network for books.” Business Telegraph: 7 Ways the Printing Press Changed the World, 2019. Included because I love Palmer as a source. Her, I don’t doubt. I question the rest of the article due to the inexplicable howler at the very end. [Numbers and Weaving]

Update. I did not repeat the howler under the theory that one should not propagate incorrect information, even to correct it. But that means you had to click over. Instead, I should have restated the info. Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents, but he was not president. OTOH, the Internet says this is a common mistake. Huh.

“It is the declared objective of the Gutenberg Foundation in Mainz, Germany – the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg – to make his heritage accessible to the public and to preserve it.” Gutenberg Foundation.

NYPL: Patience and Fortitude Celebrate 100 Years, 2011. The lions in LEGO bricks by Nathan Sawaya.

NYC [archives]

Stay safe. Stay sane.

2 thoughts on “Vicarious Travel, Gutenberg Bible at the NYPL

  1. We have Little Free Libraries in town. They are wonderful. Glad they are multiplying.

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