First Book WrittenThe first book written
First book written in DNA.
the first book ever, ask the agent.
It' the first volume ever made. No, it's not the Genesis work. It was not spelled by God or Adam or even Moses, at least in certain people. We know the first scripture, the ancient wedge writing. Its origins are thought to date back to around 3400 BC during the early era of ancient Sumerian civilisation in the area between the Tigris and the Euphrates in present-day Iraq.
Initially it was a pictorial vocabulary that slowly became symmetrical and consisted of wedge-shaped letters ("cuneiform" comes from the Roman words for cuneus.) The first letters were on clays and were probably administration tables. Gilgamesh's epic is the first history to come to us.
This is a mythologised depiction of a historic character, Gilgamesh, a sovereign of the Sumeric city-state of Uruk, who is said to have reigned between 2700-2500 BC. There' are a number of fragmented narratives. Sometime between 1500 - 1200 BC the most comprehensive "standard" edition was published on 12 tone boards.
You would have to come to the conclusion that a history that' s composed and spoken on soundboards is no less a novel than one on an iPad. Gilgamesh Epic is still available as hardcover, hardbacks and e-books. There' s only one copy on a tablet. Not the first ever published in America, but the oldest surviving Western Hemisphere is a Mayan cowhide script, probably dating from the thirteenth cent.
Its first North American publication was The Whole Booke of Psalmes.
The first joint exhibition of the early English writers' works | Bücher
For the first timeless show, two of the first English authors, Julian von Norwich and Margery Kempe, present their work. Margery Kempe's book, which dates between 1436 and 1438, is Norfolk wife Kempe's biography, which was written for a writer, and is generally regarded as the first English-biography.
Mothers of 14 daughters, Kempe became a Christian saint after having experienced a vision of religion, travelled to Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela and expressed her dedication to Christ through tears and crying. In the 16th and 18th centuries Julian of Norwich himself revelations of divine love after having experienced a set of mystic vision in 1373.
Julian has written the short edition of the novel, in which she described and interpreted the "shewings", and then a longer one about 20 years later, which is seen as the first by a female in English. There is only one known handwriting about the history of Margery Kempe: its fate was not known from about 1520 until the 1930' when it was found in the closet of a farmhouse during a table tennis match.
A player entered the game and in search of another, the script The Book of Margery Kempe dropped out of a closet. Since then it has been kept in the British Library and was digitized by the British Library in 2014. Norwich's text, which contains the infamous line "all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well", is also rare: the brief text, which she is said to have composed shortly after her 1373 vision, can only be found in a script, which is also kept in the British Library, while the later text is in three versions from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Though the two men gathered throughout their life - Margery Kempe went to see Julian von Norwich in her anchorage to find out about their vision - the two scripts were never shown together. This is a Vocals new Wellcome Collection, This is a Vocals, which investigates the role of the individual voices, is the first to bring them together after the British Library has approved the loan.
"It' s marvellous that the British Library has awarded The Book of Margery Kempe' s one-of-a-kind script to the exhibit This is a Vocal - Kempe has not only described listening to parts and sound, but has also created an unmistakable vocal for himself. It' s very moving that the Julian Norwich script is shown alongside that of Margery Kempe: "The two ladies - who can rightly be described as two of the first English authors - gathered in Norwich, probably in 1413," said Anthony Bale, Associate Director of Mediaeval Education at Birkbeck University of London, who recently published and translates The Book of Margery Kempe for Oxford University Press.
He said the two wives were "very different". "On the one side Julian was an anchor, a devout recluse who had retreated from the outside to lead an asylum living in a prison affiliated to a school; on the other side Margery Kempe was a middle-class woman, mothers of 14 kids, a merciless saint who made her way to Jerusalem, and a controversy whose crying, prayer and attendance fought many of the men around her," the teacher said.
So Wellcome Collection picked a copy of the long text from 1625, Fernyhough said, showing the "beautiful way of writing" of his writer.