Great stuff. These images are from a field trip XPLANE designers took in October 2008. Yeah, there’s a Gutenberg bible specimen. We got to look at (and touch!) many incredible specimens including a Gutenberg bible page; classic Caslon, Baskerville, Gill, &c type samples; an El Lissitzky book; several artists’ books, and much, much more.
Thank you very much to Ken Botnick for the tour!
The largest of the University’s rare book collections, now numbering over 60,000 printed pieces, is administered within the Department of Special Collections. Additional collections of rare materials are housed in the Art and Architecture, Music, East Asian, School of Medicine, and School of Law libraries.
More about Washington University’s Rare Books Collection.