This 16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways
A few months ago, we showed you a dos-à-dos book—one with a hard back that forms the front of another book. This rare book owned by the National Library of Sweden is even more complex. Erik Kwakkel, a medieval book historian at Leiden University, says that this book is actually six books that are each opened differently. Each book opens and closes with a little clasp.
All of the books are devotional texts printed in Germany in the 1550s through 1570s, including a copy of Martin Luther’s widely-read The Shorter Catechism.The book is currently owned by the National Swedish Library and resides in Stockholm, among the Royal Library’s archives. Only for advanced readers, advanced readers with low attentions spans.
Imagine April Fool’s day in Night Vale, where Carlos comes downstairs wearing a bald cap and Cecil won’t talk to him for two days
okay every time they say “he would have your lips on his papal ring” in The Borgias my mind goes straight into the gutter and there is no goddamn way they didn’t do that on purpose, not with the smirks on Francois Arnaud and GIna McKee’s faces, no way.
Omg I didn’t even know they made a dark chocolate version. Well I guess I know what I’ll be looking for tomorrow.
Yep! They’ve done it for a few years now but man, are they ever scarce. I wish you the very best of luck, very sincerely.
Hunh, it cut off. I like Amy & Laurie together.
I like Bess. So I like what they produced, in the end, and I do like that they were both quite into the arts.
Also, what was up with adopting the little girl? It’s like LMA was suddenly like “wow, I haven’t said enough about societal roles of young women yet. Let’s clang down some more heavy-handed preaching.” My rage against Rose In Bloom is deep-seated. I actually kind of like Amy…
I rather liked Amy as well, I was just puzzled - and am still a bit - by the whole, “Well, Laurie’s single, Amy’s single, they’re pretty, he’s rich, and she’s kind of shallow, let’s put them together” thing of it all.
I just have a lot of first cousins & so the horror of the prospect of having to marry one was omnipresent. Also, Rose was just so insufferable and preachy. I liked Eight Cousins, though.
One of my cousins is a near dead ringer for Theo James. I get uncomfortable watching Theo James take his shirt off as a direct result, so I can’t imagine marrying my cousin.
It has been a long time since I read either book, but yes, I recall liking “Eight Cousins” far better. The chapter in which the aunties deck Rose out like a little society belle and horrify the guardian uncle is a particular stand out.