In the News: Rare Bible Exhibition Tours the Country

13 Apr

Rare Bible Exhibition Tours the Country – FoxNews.com.

The power of private money is astounding.  I don’t know a lot of rare book librarians who wouldn’t love to get their hands on a collection like this.  Nor archivists, for that matter.  I know we all try to collect within our mission statements, but we all know we make exceptions for really, REALLY cool stuff.  Incunabula fall into that category, as well as the personal histories potentially contained in the old bibles, often referred to as “Family Bibles.”

Did you know that family bibles can, under certain circumstances, be used as identity-verifying documents?  It never ceases to amaze me that the capability of books has grown so far beyond what was common in 1450.

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