The Yale Copy

As contributors will explore, the Yale copy of the Gutenberg Bible was a gift by Mrs. Edward S. Harkness to the University in 1926, in memory of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Stephen V. Harkness.  The copy was acquired by the Philadelphia bookseller and collector A.S.W. Rosenbach at a February 15, 1926 auction at Anderson Galleries in New York City.   The copy had been in the collections of the Benedictine monastery of Melk, in Austria, before being sold in 1925 to the British bookseller, Edward Goldston.

The Yale copy of the Gutenberg Bible is on permanent public exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven, Connecticut.  It has been scanned in its entirety and can be viewed in the Beinecke Library's free and public digital collections.