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A Gutenberg Bible
On the trip to North Carolina, we went through New Haven and DC. Each had a Gutenberg Bible on display. Each also had a different cagey way of saying that this was the first Western example of moveable type printing. The ideographic nature of the Chinese language made their development of this technology many centuries earlier not as much of a time-saver as it became in Europe.

But I didn't learn all of this until later. At the time I was just marvelling at how close I could come to a pice of bibliographic history, and how nice and air conditioned the library was.
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