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First book ever published
It' the first book ever made. No, it's not the book of Genesis. 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 wedge.) 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 book than one on an iPad. There' s only one copy on a tablet. Not the first book ever published in America, but the oldest surviving book in the Western Hemisphere is a Mayan cowhide script, probably dating from the thirteenth cent.
His first book published in North America was The Whole Booke of Psalmes. There are eleven known examples of this first issue.
Ten of the oldest known living ledgers in the word.
Scripture and literary works are said to have been written between the seventh and fourth millennium BC. It can also affect the book's character. We' ve tried to compile an interesting selection of some of the oldest preserved works in the game.
Probably made in Yucatán, the book is published in Yucatecan, a group of ancient Yucatec, Itza, Lacandon and Mopan language groups. This book is currently in the Museo de América in Madrid, Spain. This psalm book in paperback format is hosted at the University of Edinburgh, where it was first exhibited in 2009.
Located in a masonry cavern in China together with other print material, the book consists of written symbols from China, written on a gray script roll and covered along a cane. The book dates back to the time of the Geonim - babylonic & talmudian leader in the medieval age.
Europe's oldest preserved, unbroken book is St. Cuthbert Gospel, which the Library purchased for 9 million in 2012 as part of a fundraiser. This book was entombed with St. Cuthbert, an early English religious guide, on the Isles of Lindisfarne off Northumberland around 698 AD.
The digitalised versions are now available on the British Library website. Discovered in 1964 during the excavations of a shrine in the antique Pyrgi, Italy, the three golden records date from 500 BC. This book consists of 6 24 carats 24 carats golden leafs connected by a ring.
Signs are in etruscans and also show a horses, a rider, a siren, a lyric and warriors. This book was given to the National Historical Museum of Bulgaria in Sofia by an 87-year-old donator. The Wigan Lane Book is a UK-based on-line bookshop specializing in the sale of scarce and interesting literature.