NotesThis bible was revised, published and re-printed by Sociedades Bíblicas en América Latina (Bible Societies in Latin America) in 1960. Previous editions of the bible date from 1602, 1862 and 1909.
Written documentation was established in ancient civilisations and existed in the forms of clay tablets in Mesopotamia, papyrus scrolls in ancient Egypt and Chinese books were created out of wood or bamboo. The invention of the movable hand printing press by Jonathon Gutenberg in Germany, printing a Latin bible in 1456 with his partners, Johann Fust and Peter Schoffer, was revolutionary in book production. Machine mass production of books was realised after the Industrial Revolution as it was a cheaper alternative to the hand press. Private presses or fine presses was a movement developed in 19th century Britain which was used by individuals or groups to produce traditional or fine books/texts.
The process and practice of book binding later came into prominence after David McConnell Smyth patented the first sewing machine designed to bind books in 1868. Perfect book binding, which is a binding technique using a flexible glue to attach the pages to the spine, was invented in 1895 but did not become popular until 1931.
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