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What is the oldest book in the library?

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2013  |  88 Views
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There are really two categories of early books in our collection--(1) bound, hand-written manuscript books/codices, and (2) printed books.

1.  Our oldest bound manuscript is Antiphonarium Cisterciense, hand produced in Italy before 1174.

2.  Our oldest printed book is Tractatus beati Bernhardi de planctu beatae Mariae virginis, printed in Cologne, Germany, around 1470.

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