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Rare Book Collector Reveals Tibetan Book Printed Before the Gutenberg Bible

The Gutenberg Printing Press truly revolutionized western society with its introduction of mass produced printed materials for a relatively cheap price, which helped encourage literacy among the lower classes. However, the practice of printing books had actually been occurring long before 1450 in the Far East. A rare book collector on Twitter recently debuted a… Continue reading Rare Book Collector Reveals Tibetan Book Printed Before the Gutenberg Bible

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Rare Charlotte Brontë ‘little book’ to go on show at Haworth

A rare book the size of a matchbox written by the teenage Charlotte Brontë will go on public display for the first time after a museum paid €600,000 (£505,000) to bring it back to Britain. Curators said they wept when they finally received the book, which arrived from an auction house in Paris. It was… Continue reading Rare Charlotte Brontë ‘little book’ to go on show at Haworth