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Circa 1,600 BCE
The Oldest Surgical Treatise
Circa 1,550 BCE
Papyrus Ebers (View Larger)
The Most Extensive Record of Ancient Egyptian Medicine
1,391 BCE – 1,353 BCEThe Earliest Bookplates, or Ex-Libris 668 BCE – 627 BCE
Knowledge as Power: King Ashurbanipal Forms the Earliest Systematically…
604 BCE – 562 BCE
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The Tower of Babel Stele
Circa 604 BCE – 562 BCEA Nebuchadnezzar II Babylonian Cylinder Sets an Auction Record 384 BCE – 321 BCE
The Library of Aristotle: Basis for the Royal Library of Alexandria?
Circa 298 BCE – 264 BCE
The Oxford fragment of the Parian Marble. (View Larger)
The Earliest Surviving Example of a Greek Chronological Table
Circa 30 BCEBook Trade and Libraries in the Roman Empire 30 BCE – 25 CE
The Portland Vase. Shown is the first of two scenes. (View Larger)
The Portland Vase: Classical Connoisseurship, Influence, Destruction &…
Circa 49 CE
A marble bust of Seneca preserved in the Antikensammlung Berlin. (View Larger)
Seneca Denounces Book Collectors and Even the Library of Alexandria
Circa 150 CEA Door-to-Door Bookseller in Egypt, Second Century CE Circa 150 CEThe Bankes Homer: One of the Best Preserved Papyri of Homer Circa 170 CELucian's Diatribe on the "Ignorant Book Collector" 175 CE – 225 CE
Fragment 75. (View Larger)
The Oldest Surviving Fragment from the Gospel of Luke
Circa 175 CE – 250 CEOne of the Oldest Papyrus Codices of the New Testament Circa 250 CEThe Crosby-Schoyen Codex: One of the Earliest Extant Papyrus Codices, Probably from the Earliest Monastery Library Circa 250 CEThe Earliest Papyrus Codex of the Minor Prophets Circa 350 CE – 450 CEThe Oldest Surviving Manuscript of the Comedies of Terence Circa 350 CE
One of the four leaves of the Vergilius Augusteus that resides in the Vatican Library.(View Larger)
The Earliest of Two Surviving Examples of Codices Written Entirely in Roman…
Circa 350 CE – 450 CEThe Third Earliest Manuscript of the Four Gospels; One of the Earliest Codices Preserved in the Western Hemisphere 354 CE
Title page from the Chronography of 354. (View Larger)
The Earliest Dated Codex with Full-Page Illustrations
396 CE – 426 CEThe Oldest Datable Uncial Manuscript, Probably Written in Hippo Regius, Africa Circa 400 CE
Page 215 of MS G.67, depicting the acts of the apostles. (View Larger)
"The Earliest Evidence for Tooling on a Leather Bookbinding"
Circa 420 CEOne of the Few Surviving Sources for the Administrative Structure of the Late Roman Empire Circa 450 CE – 550
Fragment 26v of the Cotton Genesis, depicting Abraham. (View Larger)
Fragments of a Fifth or Sixth Century Codex
493 CE – 508
Achilles sacrificing to Zeus from the Ambrosian Iliad. (View Larger)
The Only Illustrated Homer from Antiquity
Circa 512
An illustration of illustration of the species 'Akoniton napellus,' folio 67v. (View Larger)
Probably the Most Beautiful of the Earliest Surviving Scientific Codices
Circa 520
A page from the Codex Argenteus. (View Larger)
The Codex Argenteus, The Primary Surviving Example of the Gothic Language
Circa 524 – 1300How the Middle Ages Processed and Recycled Roman Culture Circa 550
Several pages from te Codex Climaci Rescriptus. (View Larger)
The Earliest Manuscript of the New Testament in Christian Palestinian Aramaic
Circa 550 – 645Perhaps the First Library in Japan Circa 550The Codex Zacynthius: The Oldest Codex That Has Both Text and Commentary in Uncial Script Circa 575 – 599
A canon table from Harley 1775, from the British Library. (View Larger)
"Source Z" for the Latin New Testament
Circa 580 – 620
A folio from the Ashburnham Pentateuch depicting Cane and Abel. (View larger)
The Ashburnham Pentateuch
597
Folio 129v of the St. Augustine Gospels, depicting Luke. (View Larger)
A Volume Brought by St. Augustine to England in 597
614
Saint Columbanus (View larger)
Foundation of the Monastery and Library at Bobbio
Circa 650
The binding of the Stonyhurst Gospel. (View Larger)
The Earliest European Book that Survived Completely Intact in its Original…
Circa 650 – 750
MS M.569 of the Pierpont Morgan Library, considered the finest surviving Coptic bookbinding. (View Larger)
The Finest Surviving Coptic Bookbinding
725 – 750
Folio 30v of the Vespasian Psalter, depicting David with musicians. (View Larger)
The Oldest English Translation of Any Portion of the Bible
Circa 731
Historia ecclasiastica gentis Anglorum, folio 3v of Beda Petersburgiensis, dated 746. (View Larger)
The Foundation of English Historical Writing
736 – 760
Folio 5r of Codex Benevenatus, Jerome's letter. (View Larger)
From the Libraries of Richard Mead and Anthony Askew
760
The ornate cover on the Lindau Gospels, located in the Pierpont Morgan Library. (View Larger)
One of the Great Treasures of Early Carolingian Metalwork
Circa 775
A page fromt he 'Canones concillorum,' written in both unical and miniscule.(View Larger)
"The Oldest Western European Codex in Private Hands" (As of 2009)
Circa 816 – 850
Page from Utretch Psalter.
The Utrecht Psalter, "The Most Frequently Studied of All Illuminated Books"
Circa 830 – 860The "Moutier-Grandval Bible," a Masterpiece from the Scriptorium at Tours Circa 850The Earliest Surviving Copy of Aristotle's Biological Works Circa 850The Fables of Phaedrus Circa 850Perhaps the Oldest Surviving Jewish Prayer Book Circa 850 – 1050The Text of Tacitus' Annals and Histories Survived in Only Two Manuscripts 888
The second page of MS. d'Orville 301. (View Larger)
The Oldest Dated Manuscript of a Classical Greek Author
890
The initial page of the Peterborough Chronicle, marked secondarily by the librarian of the Laud collection in the Bodelian Library. The manuscript is an autograph of the monastic scribes of Peterborough, and the opening sections were likely scribed around 1150. The section displayed is prior to the First Continuation. (View Larger)
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: The First Continuous History Written by Europeans…
Circa 900
Folio 201r of Florence, Laurentian Pluteus 74.7, depicting an orthopedic procedure involving a ladder and pulley. (View Larger)
The Earliest Surviving Illustrated Surgical Codex
Circa 930 – 970
Folio 114v of MS M 652, in the Pierpont Morgan Library. (View Larger)
The Morgan Dioscorides
Circa 950
Folio 12r of Venetus A. (View Larger)
The Most Famous, and Most Significant Manuscript of the Iliad
Circa 950The Archimedes Palimpsest: Recovering the Lost Mathematics of Archimedes Circa 950The Paris Psalter: The Most Famous Illuminated Byzantine Codex Circa 950A Greek Manuscript Owned and Extensively Annotated by Robert Grosseteste Circa 960 – 990The Exeter Book: The Largest Original Collection of Old English Literature Circa 977 – 993The Golden Gospels of Henry VIII 977 – 993The Golden Gospels of Henry VIII: Written by Sixteen Different Scribes Circa 1000
The first page of the Beowulf manuscript. (View Larger)
Beowulf: Known from a Unique Medieval Manuscript
Circa 1110The Codex Ebnerianus and Early Manuscript Scholarship Circa 1170
Folio 7v of the Hungarian Psalter: a miniature depicting, on top, the creation of Adam, and, on bottom, the temptation of Adam by Eve. (View Larger)
The Hunterian Psalter
March 16, 1190
Clifford's Tower. (View Larger)
Massacre of the Jewish Community of York, England Reflected in the Survival…
Circa 1200 – 1450Knowledge of Greek and Greek Texts During the Middle Ages Circa 1250
Rome and its vicinity, as depicted on a reproduction the Tabula Peutingeriana. (View Full Map - Very Large)
The Tabula Peutingeriana: the only Roman World Map that Survived from Antiquity
Circa 1250The Most Extensive Medieval Encyclopedia Circa 1250The Crusader Bible, One of the Greatest Masterpieces of Manuscript Illumination 1269 – 1544Survival of the Works of Archimedes was Dependent upon Three Manuscripts, Only One of Which Survived to the Present 1271
From a late 14th century copy of Richard de Fournival's 'Biblionomia.' A catalog of the section on philosophy, in which books are described by their dimensions. (View Larger)
Foundation of the Library of the Sorbonne, and "Perhaps the Earliest Specific…
Circa 1280
Autograph Manuscript by Ibn-al-Nafis on the Art of Medicine
Circa 1300Lay Readers and Book Owners by the End of the 14th Century Circa 1300
Four of twelve metal Chinese characters thought to be the world's oldest extant moveable type.
Perhaps the Earliest Movable Metal Type
Circa 1303 – 1316
Folios 7v-8r of the Metz Pontifical.
The Metz Pontifical: An Unfinished Medieval Masterpiece
1307
A scene from Rashid al-Din Tabib's 'Jami al-Tawarikh' in which the Ghazan Khan is converted to Islam. (View Larger)
Islamic History Containing the Earliest Notice of Chinese Printing from…
1315 – 1323
Arthur versus the Saxons as depicted in the Rochefoucauld Grail. (View Larger)
The Rochefoucauld Grail
Circa 1325 – 1450Renaissance Humanists Hunt for the Manuscripts of Roman Authors 1345 – 1473
The seal of Richard de Bury. (View Larger)
Philobiblon, Perhaps the Earliest Treatise on Book Collecting and on Preserving…
Circa 1360The Gough Map: The Oldest Surviving Road Map of Great Britain and the First Map to Depict a Recognizably Accurate Picture of Britain's Coastline 1377
The Earliest Surviving Book Printed from Movable Metal Type
Circa 1410 – 1430The Bedford Hours and its History 1411 – 1419
The De Virga world map. (View Larger
Medieval Mappa Mundi, Stolen during an Auction
Circa 1413 – 1416
Folio 64v of Les Très Riches Heures, for the month of June. (View Larger)
Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
December 15, 1423The Largest and Finest Collection of Greek Texts before Bessarion's 1440Vespasiano da Bisticci, Leading Bookseller of Florence Before the Era of Print 1444
The library at the Dominican Convent of San Marco, designed by Michelozzo. (View Larger)
The First "Public" Library in Renaissance Europe
1444 – 1450The Yates Thompson MS 36 of Dante's Divine Comedy Circa 1449 – 1472
Detail of painting showing presentation by Jean Miélot to
The Most Extensively Portrayed Late Medieval Scribe and Author
1450 – 1571
A woodcut from the Nuremburg Chronicle, showing Erfurt, 1493.
The Library of Hartmann Schedel, One of the Largest Libraries Formed by an Individual in the 15th Century
Circa 1450
The Göttingen Model Book, dating to the mid-15th century, contains instructions for the ornamentation of books and the creation of pigments. These methods can be seen in practice in several early Gutenberg Bibles. (View Larger)
Model Book for Manuscript and Printed Book Illumination
April 30, 1451
A hall of the Vatican Library. (View Larger)
Establishment of the Vatican Library
June 29, 1456
Johannes Gutenberg printed the only surviving copy of the Bulla Thurcorum, which instituted special prayers for Christians during the Turkish encroachment in the Balkans as part of an effort to galvanize European unity in preparation for another Crusade. (View Larger)
The Bulla Turcorum of Calixtus III, of Which One Copy Survives
Circa 1459 – 1461
The 36-line Bible, the second printed edition, was most likely published in Bamberg, Germany, around 1458-1460. No printers name appears in the book, but Johannes Gutenberg may have been involved in its publication. (View Larger)
The 36-Line Bible is Published
1460
The Latin Bible printed by Johannes Mentelin in Strassbourg before 27 June 1466. ISTC No.: ib00624000.
 
Johannes Mentelin Issues the Second Printed Edition of the Bible
June 1469 – September 1470
A portrait of Peter Schoffer.
Peter Schöffer Issues the Earliest Surviving Book List Issued by a Printer
1472
This edition of Roberto Valturio's 'De re militari' contains the first woodcuts on a scientific subject, used not for artistic embellishment but for diagraming and explanation. (View Larger)
"De re militari", the First Printed Book on Technology with the First Woodcuts…
1473The First Printed Edition of "Philobiblon": Collecting, Preserving and Handling Books 1474The Library of Giovanni di Marco da Rimini, Possibly the Earliest Physician's Library Preserved Intact 1476Aristotle's "De animalibus", the First Printed Compilation of Works on Biology July 24, 1476The Kennicott Bible, the Most Lavisly Illuminated Hebrew Bible to Survive from Medieval Spain December 10, 1478
Page from Arte dell'Abbaco. 
This unpretentious little book could almost be taken as a symbol of the third component in the collection of George A. Plimpton:
"Arte dell’Abbaco", the First Dated Printed Book on Arithmetic and the Operation of the Abacus
1487 – 1488Discovery of a Lost Painting by Michelangelo? Circa 1490The Macclesfield Alphabet Book, the Most Complete Pattern Book from Medieval Britain February 11, 1494Sebastian Brant's "Book Fool", and Others Circa 1496The First English Book Printed on Paper Made in England Circa 1500Leonardo's Lost Painting, "Salvator Mundi", Discovered Circa 1500 – 1520The Rothschild Prayerbook is Illuminated 1505
Tomb relief of Johannes Trithemius
Johannes Trithemius Great Expands his Abbey Library as a Result of the Development of Printing
April 1507
A portion of the last surviving copy of the Waldseemüller map, made by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller in 1507, was the first published map to include the name 'America.' (View Larger)
Martin Waldseemüller Creates the First Map to Name America: A Wall Map…
Circa 1510 – 1539Ferninand Columbus Collects One of the Largest Private Libraries of the 16th Century Circa 1515 – 1520The Grimani Breviary: a Remarkable Artistic Collaboration 1517
    Alessandro Minuziano was effectively the first to challenge a 'copyright' by reprinting an edition with exclusive rights; the Pope who issued the right was angered, but later allowed the publication after a detailed apology from Minuziano.   (View Larger)
Alessandro Minuziano Records the First Documented Legal Case Concerning…
1519 – 1523Daniel van Bomberghen, a Devout Christian, Issues the First Printed Edition of the Complete Babylonian Talmud 1536 – 1541
 In 1536, King Henry VIII formally disbands all monasteries in his realm and seizes their property, including thousands of books and manuscripts, most of which were subsequently lost or destroyed.  (View Larger)
Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries Brings Destruction and Dispersal…
Circa 1540The Codex Mendoza, Perhaps Commissioned by Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza Circa 1540 – 1609John Dee Collects Perhaps the Largest Library in Elizabethan England 1546Guilio Clovio Completes a Masterpiece of High Renaissance Manuscript Illumination 1552
A page of the Libellus de Medicinalibus Indorum Herbis, an Aztec herbal composed in 1552 by Martin de la Cruz and translated into Latin by Juan Badianus, illustrating the tlahcolteocacatl, tlayapaloni, axocotl, and chicomacatl plants, which were used to make a
Juan Badiana Translates Aztec Medical Botany & Psychoactive Plants from the Nahuati
Circa 1555
Portrait of Prince-elector Otto Henry by Georg Pencz, 1530-1545. The painting now resides in St. Petersburg. 
Otto-Henry, Elector Palatine, Founds the Bibliotheca Palatina
1558
A portrait of Albreccht V, Duke of Bavaria by Hans Mielich, 16th century.
Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, Founds the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
1560 – 1581Giorgio Vasari Begins Construction of the Uffizi 1565Samuel Quiccheberg Publishes the First Treatise on Museums 1568Archbishop Matthew Parker Assembles the First Major Antiquarian Book Collection in England 1569 – 1570Fulvio Orsini Issues the First Critically Assembled Collection and Edition of Ancient Portraiture 1570Francisco Bravo Issues the First Medical Book Printed in the Western Hemisphere with the Earliest Illustrations of Plants Printed in the Western Hemisphere 1572Jeremias Martius Issues Possibly the First Printed Catalogue of Any Private Library 1574Book Collector Matthew Parker Donates his Library Circa 1585 – 1616
Martín de Murúa Writes the "Historia general del Piru"
1588 – 1631Sir Robert Bruce Cotton Forms One of the Most Important Private Collections of Manuscripts Ever Collected in England 1600 – 1700English Book Owners in the 17th Century. A Work in Progress Listing by David Pearson 1602Matteo Ricci Issues the First European-Style World Map in Chinese & the First Chinese Map to Show the Americas November 8, 1602 – 1605Thomas Bodley Founds The Bodleian, the First "Public" Library in England, & the First British National Library August 17, 1603Federico Cesi Founds the Accademia dei Lincei, the First Scientific Society December 8, 1609Federico Borromeo Founds the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the Second "Public" Library in Europe Circa 1625 – 1665Cassiano & Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo Attempt to Record All Human Knowledge in Visual Form 1627Gabriel Naudé Issues One of the Earliest Works on Librarianship July 11, 1637A Decree of the Star Chamber Concerning Printing July 11, 1637 1639Bernhard von Mallinckrodt Coins the Term Incunabula Circa 1650 – 1703
A painting of Samuel Pepys by John Hayls, 1666.
Samuel Pepys' Library: One of the Most Significant Private Libraries Preserved Intact from 17th Century England, in its Original Bookcases
1660David Teniers the Younger Publishes the First Published Illustrated Catalogue of an Art Collection 1662The First Work in English on the Technique of Engraving and Etching 1666Michel de Marolles Writes the First Book on Print Collecting August 17, 1667Construction of Samuel Pepys's Bookshelves -- Among the Earliest Extant 1668
Frontpiece detail from Les maladies des femmes grosses et accouchées.  Please click on link below to view and resize image of entire page.
François Mauriceau Founds the Science of Obstetrics
1670"On the Burning of a Library": A Work of Self-Consolation 1674The World's Oldest Auction House is Founded 1676The First Bibliography of Rare Books 1697The First Country-Wide Printed Union Catalogue of Manuscripts 1701 – 2012Popol Vuh, The Book of the People, Known from a Single Manuscript July – December 1706The Bigot Sale, the First Book Auction Conducted in Paris for Which a Catalogue was Printed 1713White Kennett Issues the First Bibliography of Americana July 1, 1731Benjamin Franklin & Friends Found the Library Company of Philadelphia, the First Lending Library in America 1734The Capitoline Museums, the First Public Museums, Open in Rome 1737 – 1738Thomas Osborne Issues "The British Librarian", the First Periodical Published in English on Rare Books & Manuscripts February 18, 1743Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici Founds the Greatest Museums of Florence 1751 – 1828Edme-François Gersaint Issues the First Significant Catalogue Raisonné in Western Art History, on Rembrandt's Prints January 11, 1753The British Museum is Founded 1756The Tallard Sale: A New Level of Connoisseurship in the Cataloguing of Works of Art 1757George II Donates the "Old Royal Library" 1759The British Museum Opens April 21, 1760The First Contemporary Art Exhibition in England is Accompanied by a Catalogue 1763 – 1782Bookseller Guillaume François de Bure Begins "Modern" Rare Book Cataloguing 1768 – 1771Von Heineken Issues the First Systematic Guide to Collecting Prints, Blockbooks, and the Earliest Printed books 1769 – 1774James Granger Inspires "Grangerizing," A Mania for Extra-Illustration 1784Abel Buell Issues the First Map of the United States Printed in the United States February 9, 1784 – 1805Mozart's Autograph Catalogue of His Own Compositions, and its First Printed Editions September 25, 1789 – December 15, 1791The Bill of Rights 1790 – 1802André-Charles Caillot Issues a Bibliographical Guide to Antiquarian Bookselling and Collecting, with a Pioneering Exposition on Rarity August 2, 1790The First U.S. Census is Taken 1798 – 1840Frenchman Louis-Nicolas Robert Invents the First Papermaking Machine, but it is Developed in England by John Gamble, the Fourdriniers & John Dickinson 1806 – 1821Méchain, Delambre, Biot & Arago Calculate the Meter (Metre) Scientifically June 16, 1812The Roxburghe Club, the Oldest Society of Bibliophiles is Founded Circa September 1814Thomas Jefferson's Library Becomes the Core of the New Library of Congress September – November 1814Francis Scott Key Issues "The Star Spangled Banner" 1816Francis Ronalds Builds the First Working Electric Telegraph 1817David Ricardo Explains the Distribution of Wealth, Including How it Applies to the Value of Rare Books 1820"The Book of Life: A Bibliographical Melody" 1826 – 1827The Earliest Surviving Photograph: A Process that Never "Caught On" 1829The First Illustrated Antiquarian Bookseller's Catalogue 1832 – 1833Janos Bolyai Independently Invents Non-Euclidean Geometry 1833The First Great American Contribution to Physiology 1834 – 1835The First Commercially Viable Method of Color Printing 1836The First Comprehensive Guide to Collecting Autographs 1837 – 1871Sir Thomas Phillipps, the Greatest Private Collector of Manuscripts in the 19th Century, and Maybe Ever 1840Probably the World's Oldest Picture Postcard 1843 – 1865Possibly the First Book Written During Hand Typesetting Rather than on Paper 1845The First Annotated Bibliography of the History of Economics 1847The First Separately Published Bibliography on the History of Science 1850 – 1937Incunabula of the Zulu Language, and a Zulu Beadwork Love Letter 1856 – 1867
Title page of Hermann von Helmholtz's Handbuch der physiologischen Optik. Please click on link to view and resize entire page.
Hermann von Helmholtz Issues "Physiological Optics", Over 11 Years
November 24, 1859
The title page of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection"
1860 – 1861The Autograph Manuscript of Mill's "Considerations on Representative Government" January 1, 1863 – 1864Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation 1865 – 1867 The Role of Women as Typesetters in the French Printing Industry 1868Joel Munsell Produces a Sale Catalogue of His Collection of Rare Books on Printing and Related Topics 1872Charles Babbage's Library: the First Catalogue of a Library on Computing and its History 1877The First American Bibliography on the History of Printing November 5, 1882Richard Owen Calls Darwin the "Copernicus of Biology" 1884"La Marquise", The World's Oldest Running Automobile, is Sold January 23, 1884Foundation of The Grolier Club 1890"How the Other Half Lives": Pioneering Photojournalistic Muckraking December 1891The Invention of "Basket Ball" (Basketball) 1894The Press on which William Morris Printed the Kelmscott Chaucer is Sold, Again 1896 – 1902The Largest and Most Diverse Collection of Medieval Manuscripts in the World 1904Probably the First History of Ink, by a Celebrated Questioned Documents Examiner 1906A New Standard for Descriptive Bibliography in the History of Science 1908The First Library of Rare Science Books Formed by an American 1909The Wheeler Gift Catalogue of the History of Electricity and Telegraphy February 17 – March 15, 1913The Armory Show Introduces "Modern Art" to the United States 1916 – 1924Napoleon's Penis, and Other Napoleon Memorabilia April 23, 1916The Proclamation of the Irish Republic 19196,292 Different Incunabula in North American Libraries November 4, 1922Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamum 1923The Enigma Machine is Introduced 1929A Portion of a 15th Century Medical Library for Sale in 1929 August 1929Bruce Rogers Creates Monotype Centaur 1932Marinetti's Metal Book: "Parole in Liberta . . ." 1933The Henry Graves Supercomplication, the Most Valuable Watch in the World 1937 – 1942The Only Known Complete Inventory of Art Labeled "Degenerate" by the Nazis 1941 – November 25, 2013The Maltese Falcon Film Prop Sells for $4,085,000 1945An Antiquarian Bookseller Predicts an Alternative to the Printed Codex 1946Humphrey Bogart and Dorothy Malone Appear in Probably the Most Famous Bookstore Scene in Movie History 1948Norbert Wiener Issues "Cybernetics", the First Widely Distributed Book on Electronic Computing 1963Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin' " July 16 – July 27, 1963
Detail of cover of Printing and the Mind of Man.  Please click to see entire image.
The Printing and the Mind of Man Exhibition
1968The Computer Artis Society, the First Society for Computer Art, is Founded in London November 14, 1970UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property 1970 1973 – 1990Book Burning and Personal Book Collecting by Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet April 1, 1976 – December 13, 2011Foundation of Apple Computer and the Origin of the Name January 1983The 1970 UNESCO Convention is Implemented in U.S. Law 2002
Jeremy Norman
"Origins of Cyberspace"
2005
The Parker Library on the Web homepage
Digitizing the Matthew Parker Library Begins
August 29, 2005
The LibraryThing homepage
LibraryThing is Founded
October 13, 2009The Finest Roman Cameo Glass Vase Discovered February 22, 2010The First Superman Comic Book sells for $1,000,000. March 29, 2010The Holy Grail of Holy Grails, Comicbook-wise November 23, 2010 – October 22, 2014Apple 1 Computers Sell for $210,000 in 2010, for $671,400 in 2013, for $905,000 and $365,000 in 2014 April 2011A Program for Signing and Inscribing Ebooks October 18, 2011What Would an Infinite Digital Bookcase Look Like? November 11 – November 30, 2011Action Comics #1 Superman sells for $2.16 Million December 20, 2011Sheikh Sultan Dr. Al-Qasimi Pledges to Restore the Library of l'Institut de l'Egypte March 2012The ILAB Launches a Mobil App December 19, 2012"How the antiquarian book market has evolved for life on the web" January 21, 2014My First Purchase of a Hardcover Book for One Cent on the Internet July 14, 2014Sotheby's Officially Teams with eBay for Online Auctions