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"the Bay Psalm Book" 1640 the title page description: The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre: Whereunto is Prefixed a Discourse Declaring not Only the Lawfullness, b.

The Magna Carta was sealed on June 15, 799 years ago, laying the foundations for constitutional law

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The Magna Carta was sealed on June 799 years ago, laying the foundations for constitutional law

CHRISTOPHE PLANTIN: title page for Centum Fabulae ex Antiquis (A Hundred Old Stories), by Gabriello Faerno, 1567.  Dignified and architectural, this title page is typical of the Plantin house style. Engraving was replacing the woodcut as the major technique for graphic images throughout Europe.

Christophe Plantin, title page for Centvm fabvlae ex antiqvis (A Hundred Old Stories), by Gabriello Faerno, Dignified and architectural, this title page is typical of the Plantin house style.

ALCIAT - Emblemata - Paris - Etienne Valet & François Gueffier 1601

ALCIAT - Emblemata - Paris - Etienne Valet & François Gueffier 1601

Robert Estienne, Title page from a bible, 1543. The second son of Henri Estienne, founder of the Estienne publishing dynasty which, over the course of 162 years, or five generations, printed more that 2,000 editions. Robert was appointed royal printer in Greek. Mark: One of ten devices used by Robert Estienne: Olive tree with falling branch and a figure sometimes identified as St. Paul. Motto: "Noli altum sapere" "Be not high-minded."

Robert Estienne, Title page from a bible, 1543. The second son of Henri Estienne, founder of the Estienne publishing dynasty which, over the course of 162 years, or five generations, printed more that 2,000 editions. Robert was appointed royal printer in Greek. Mark: One of ten devices used by Robert Estienne: Olive tree with falling branch and a figure sometimes identified as St. Paul. Motto: "Noli altum sapere" "Be not high-minded."

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romain du roi - official type of the French king Louis XIV

Europe's earliest book: The seventh century St Cuthbert Gospel lay buried in a saint's coffin for hundreds of years and has now been bought by the British Library for £ 9million

Europe's oldest book: Ancient Lindisfarne gospel which survived pillaging Vikings and lay in a saint's coffin for centuries

Europe's earliest book: The seventh century St Cuthbert Gospel lay buried in a saint's coffin for hundreds of years and has now been bought by the British Library

Christoffel van Dyck - 1681

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ALCIAT  -  Emblemata - Paris - Etienne Valet & François Gueffier  1601

ALCIAT - Emblemata - Paris - Etienne Valet & François Gueffier 1601

Il libro piu costoso della storia, venduto per 14,2 milioni di dollari

The Bay Psalm Book, the first book ever printed in the US, has sold at Sotheby's New York for a new world record sum. The Bay Psalm Book is an accurate translat

Considerato il primo libro stampato sul territorio degli attuali Stati Uniti d'America, da oggi è anche il più costoso del mondo. La rara edizione del "Bay Psalm Book", che vide la luce nel 1640 nella colonia della baia del Massachusetts, è stata venduta all'asta
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