Category: books

if wishes were horses

There are exactly two Amazon wishlists that I like: one is not mine, and the other is not exactly mine.

books can carry smallpox?

An article from a 1912 Bulletin of the Medical Library Association on the disinfection of books. In Bordeaux, several people were attacked by a feverish lumbago after having rearranged the library books of the Faculty of Medicine. [thanks daniel]

codex vaticanus is one old book

The library at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is now one of 13 libraries in the world to own a reproduction of Codex Vaticanus, considered one of the oldest surviving Greek manuscripts of the Bible. Apparently there are 450 copies of…