In the spring of 2005, Carky Rubens (CC class of 1952) and his family donated a single leaf from the Gutenberg Bible to Colorado College.
The Gutenberg Bible is the first book printed with movable type in the western world. In the mid-15th century, Johann Gutenberg printed about 180 copies in Mainz, Germany. 48 copies have survived and are preserved in libraries.
In the early 20th century, a bookdealer bought
a damaged copy of the Gutenberg Bible, dismantled it, and sold the leaves individually as "noble fragments."
CC's leaf contains chapters VIII-X of Kings I.