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The Incredibly Rare Book From 16th Century Contains 6 Different Books

The dos-à-dos book is an old one that was bound in the late 16th century. It contains six books, all neatly hidden inside a single binding. They are all devotional texts printed in Germany during the 1550s and 1570s. The book is currently being held at the National Library of Sweden.

16th-century book

old book opens in 6 ways

Each book is held with a metal clasp

Unlocking one opens one of the six books

16th-century book opens in 6 ways

The book not only has incredible craftsmanship, but is extremely rare

16th-century book

16th-century book opens in 6 ways

16th-century book opens in 6 ways

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