Gutenberg Bible and movable type
The story on the Discovery Channel
about a "mock trial of Gutenberg at the recent Festival of Science in Genoa" is fascinating. Despite the dramatics of a mock trial, Bruno Fabbiani, an Italian scholar of print, seems to be on to something important.
He claims that letters in the Bible overlap. If so, they could hardly have been printed using movable type and Fabbiani's suggestion of individual letters pressed to form a mold sounds likely. Certainly a quick look at the image of sample text at the NPR site
seems to suggest that some overlapping occurs.
(And again thanks to Mirabilis
for pointing me to this!)