Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kralice Bible Museum

The last bookish place we visited in the Czech Republic was the Kralice Bible Museum.

It was here that a secret printing press was used to create the first Czech translation of the Bible, known as the Bible of Krelice (pronounced, I think, kruh-leets-uh). The Bibles on display date mostly from the 16th and 17th centuries.

They also have a working replica of the printing press used there and some other religious volumes from the same time period.


I really loved the beautiful works of art books used to be (instead of just pages of words, which, obviously, I still love)

click to enlarge (you won't be sorry)

Sigh. I need to find more places like this to visit. Though, perhaps a little closer to home.


  1. Those are cool. That print must have taken a ton of work.

  2. I know! Can you imagine? I think it was worth the product, though.


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