The Bavarian State Library (Munich) presents the first iPhone App for rare book lovers: It shows bibliophile treasures – manuscripts, incunabula, autographs – from the library’s famous collection: the Gutenberg Bible, the Old High German “Heliand”, Wolfram von Eschenbach’s “Parzival”, “Theuerdank” with its marvellous woodcuts, the Babylonian Talmud, manuscripts from Persia, Japan, and Thailand. “52 splendid manuscripts, unique incunabula and rare, precious printed works from the Occident and the Orient, all representing treasures whose originals can be viewed only very rarely in exhibitions. The brilliant, comprehensive digital copies of the exhibits – formatted for presentation on iPad, iPhone and iPod – provide a fascinating insight into the treasures held by the Bavarian State Library.” Some of these treasures belong to the UNESCO World Heritage, as for example copies from the library of Matthias Corvinus and the “manuscript A” of the “Nibelungenlied” – one of the earliest documents of the German language. The manuscripts and the books can be browsed from the first to the last page.
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