26th January 2010

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Largest book in the world goes on show for the first time | Books | guardian.co.uk
t takes six people to lift it and has been recorded as the largest book in the world, yet the splendid Klencke Atlas, presented to Charles II on his restoration and now 350 years old, has never been publicly displayed with its pages open. That glaring omission is to be rectified, it was announced by the British Library today, when it will be displayed as one of the stars of its big summer exhibition about maps.

Largest book in the world goes on show for the first time | Books | guardian.co.uk

t takes six people to lift it and has been recorded as the largest book in the world, yet the splendid Klencke Atlas, presented to Charles II on his restoration and now 350 years old, has never been publicly displayed with its pages open. That glaring omission is to be rectified, it was announced by the British Library today, when it will be displayed as one of the stars of its big summer exhibition about maps.

Source: Guardian

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    The Guardian needs to check it’s facts. This was on display, open, at a map exhibit at the Walters Museum of Art in...
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