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The Diamond Sutra : the story of the world's earliest dated printed book

Author: Frances Wood; Mark Barnard
Publisher: London : British Library, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the book produced in AD 868 and found in 1907; describes the physical object and recent conservation work; places the sutra in the history of Chinese printing and paper making.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Aurel Stein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Wood; Mark Barnard
ISBN: 9780712350907 071235090X
OCLC Number: 457149465
Description: 112 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Race --
A cave --
A sutra --
A production --
A journey --
A restoration.
Other Titles: Tripiṭaka.
Responsibility: Frances Wood and Mark Barnard.

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Focusing on the Diamond Sutra, this title describes the discovery of the Sutra by Sir Aurel Stein in May 1907 in a hidden cave on the edge of the Gobi desert. It discusses the invention of paper in  Read more...

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