Saturday, October 30, 2010

The World's Largest Book

Frankfurt Book Fair, the world\'s largest trade fair for books, is held annually in mid-October at the Frankfurt Trade Fair, Germany. On Wednesday October 6th, visitors to the fair had the opportunity to admire the world’s largest book. The two-by-three-meter Atlas priced at $100,000 was published by Australian publisher Gordon Cheers. It contains maps of continents and sharp images of famous landscapes. With 128 pages, this page has the same size with the Klencke Atlas which was produced in 1660 as a gift for Charles II of England. Up to now, he has sold two volumes to museums in the United Arab Emirates and felt confident of selling all the rest.

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