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The Diamond Sutra is the world's earliest dated printed book, produced in AD868, over 500 years before Gutenberg`s movable type printing in Europe. The pocket-sized introduction to the Diamond Sutra describes its creation within the wider context of the development of Far Eastern printing.
It also tells how the manuscript was stored away and rediscovered over 1000 years later; as well as including a reproduction of the Diamond Sutra (11 x 147cm).
Author: Frances Wood
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 32 pages
Dimensions: 12 x 10cm, plus reproduction of the Sutra