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  • A Curious Herbal - dandelion

    Book

    Elizabeth Blackwell’s beautiful illustrations of medicinal plants would be notable enough in their own right, but the un...

  • Gutenberg Bible

    Printed Book

    Johann Gutenberg’s Bible is probably the most famous Bible in the world. It is the earliest full-scale work printed in E...

  • Hortus Eystettensis

    Book

    In 1611, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstätt in Germany, determined to record for posterity the spec...

  • Printed copy of the Diamond Sutra

    Scroll, Woodblock printed scroll Created date: 11 May 868

    This copy of the Diamond Sūtra in Chinese language, complete with a beautifully illustrated frontispiece, is the world's...

  • Shakespeare's First Folio

    Book, Folio

    The First Folio is the first collected edition of William Shakespeare's plays, collated and published in 1623, seven yea...

  • Spring and Autumn Annals

    Book Created date: 1442

    Anonymous Korean metalworkers of the 14th century were the world's first printers of movable type, predating Gutenberg's...

  • The Kelmscott Chaucer

    Printed Book Created date: 1896

    William Morris, the 19th-century designer, social reformer and writer, founded the Kelmscott Press towards the end of hi...

  • The Million Pagoda Charms

    Print, Object Created date: 764–770 CE

    The Hyakumantō darani or ‘One Million Pagoda Dharani’ are the oldest extant examples of printing in Japan and one of the...

  • Tyndale’s New Testament, 1526

    Printed Book

    One of only three known copies of the 1526 edition of the illegal Tyndale translation of the New Testament, printed in W...

  • Vesalius's Anatomy

    Book

    On the Fabric of the Human Body is one of the most influential works in the history of Western medicine. It was conceive...

  • William Caxton's illustrated second edition of The...

    Printed Book

    William Caxton was both the first to print a book in English, and the first English printer. He realised the commercial...