Johann Gutenberg

Subject: Literature

(c.1396–1468), inventor of printing. He was a native of Mainz. In 1448 he borrowed money, probably for developing his printing process. He printed the Mazarin Bible (q.v.) and ...

Libraries and collections

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Mary Wallace Davidson, D.W. Krummel, and James P. Cassaro

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
45,565 words

...of Rare Books and Special Collections, is the private *Scheide Library ( PRscheide ), moved to Princeton in 1959 . The collection, although still a private library, is available to scholars. It holds very significant collections of Bibles in manuscript and print, including a Gutenberg and a 36-line Bible; medieval manuscripts, and incunabula. While not primarily a music collection, this library includes some extraordinary musical treasures, such as the fair copy of Wagner's Das Rheingold , a Beethoven sketchbook, and autograph manuscripts of works by Mozart...