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  Europeans made handwritten books, or manuscripts, for more than a thousand years before Gutenberg printed his Bible. This time period is twice as long as the history of the printed book (from 1455 to the present). To be commercially successful, Gutenberg’s Bible had to appeal to readers familiar with manuscripts. These readers would expect any Bible to be rubricated and illuminated.
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