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Behold the Jacobean Touring Library: The seventeenth Century Forerunner to the Kindle

Symbol courtesy of the College at Leeds Within the hanging symbol above, you’ll see an early experiment in making books transportable–a seventeenth century precursor, if you’ll, to the trendy day Kindle. In line with the library on the College of Leeds, this “Jacobean Travelling Library” dates again to 1617. That’s when William Hakewill, an English […]

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