Psalterium.

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Creator

Johann Fust & Peter Schöffer

Title

Psalterium.

Date

1457

Coverage

Mainz

Subject

Folio.

Description

Sometime shortly before the completion of the 42-line Bible, Gutenberg’s banker (Johann Fust) and foreman (Peter Schöffer) established a partnership to publish books exploiting the recent invention of multiplying text through individual cast characters. As Gutenberg had done immediately before them, Fust & Schöffer achieved a superlative level of beauty in their printed volumes.

Fust & Schöffer brought the added element of color to their printed pages. There are only ten copies known today, all printed on vellum.

Relation

LENDER: The Morgan Library & Museum