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The British Library: Turning the Pages

The online exhibits and digitization projects of the British Library are some of the finest in the world, and the Turning the Pages exhibit may be one of their best thus far. Utilizing the most contemporary advances in interactive display, visitors to the site can virtually turn the pages of the nine currently available original manuscripts located here. The manuscripts available represent some of the most important printed pieces of material in the Library's collection, and in a few cases, some of the most important documents in world history. Currently, their number includes the Sherborne Missal, the greatest English illuminated manuscript of the late Middle Ages; the Diamond Sutra, the world's earliest dated printed book; and Sultan Baybar's Quran, one of the most exquisite copies of the Quran in the British Library. Equally exciting are the project notes available here, which mention that the next manuscript to be added will be the anatomical drawings of Vesalius.
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Alternate Title Turning the Pages
Date Issued c2002
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Date of Scout Publication 2002-11-27
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