A 6-in-1 Book From the 16th Century

From the National Library of Sweden comes this unusual book in which six texts have been fused into a single book, with a series of clasps and hinges allowing it to be opened multiple ways. The volume contains six religious books, including The Little Catechism by Luther (spit).

Medievalist Erik Kwakkel fused the Flickr pics from the library’s account to this animated GIF to show how it works:

 

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  • http://www.parafool.com/ victor

    Six books? Nobody said anything about six books! Like, what am I supposed to do? Take all books, or no books, or what?

  • Maggie Goff

    That is so clever. I love how you find all these treasures. :)


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