Tom Fort writes:
I just saw this on Wikipedia, while not directly related to numismatic books and/or literature today, the is the 1145th anniversary of the earliest surviving dated printed book: a copy of the Diamond Sutra that was printed in China on 10 May 868.
Sadly, the article does not state where the work is presently located, though from a reference in the text I suspect it resides in the British Library. Why not? They have everything else.
Now THAT'S an old book. If it were in the Library of Congress it might still be awaiting deacidification... From another article I saw this week, the book is on loan to the BM, but it didn't say on loan from where. Anyone know?
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