World’s Oldest Machine Printed Book on Show in Paris
From AFP (via Barrons):
The oldest known work printed on a mechanical press — a Korean book that predates the first European example by several decades — went on display in Paris for the first time in 50 years on Wednesday.
The “Jikji”, a collection of Buddhist teachings, was printed in 1377 — some 78 years before Johannes Gutenberg produced his famous Bible using his printing press in Germany.
The Korean treasure is being shown as part of a new exhibition at the National Library of France (BnF), running until July.
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