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Upstate NY Museum Exhibiting Rare Page From Gutenberg Bible

Lucas Willard

A small upstate New York museum known for its fine arts collection is displaying two copies of late 15th century German books and a rare page from the Gutenberg Bible.

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls says the page from Johann Gutenberg's Bible printed in Germany in the mid-1450s was discovered by a museum curator during research for "Making History: The Nuremberg and Augsburg Chronicles," an exhibition opening Sunday and running through Dec. 30.

The Gutenberg Bible page was found among the extensive collection of rare books compiled by museum founder Louis Fiske Hyde. Museum officials say he acquired the document from the owner in England in 1933 through an antiquarian books dealer near Glens Falls.

The Gutenberg Bible is considered the first printed with movable metal type.

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