February 50 Minutes-1 Book Discussion

minibookBy Kevin Grace

Please join us on Wednesday, February 26, at noon in 814 Blegen Library for the next monthly lunchtime conversation. The featured book is the Bryce Qur’an, published in Glasgow in the early 1900s.

This exquisite little jewel has a very interesting history behind it, with stories about discovered copies in post-World War II Shanghai and in an Indiana barn, and a connection to Lawrence of Arabia.  ARB’s copy, in its brass case and printed in gold ink, is very rare, to the point where the National Library of Scotland, which holds nearly every Bryce imprint, has never been able to obtain a copy like this.

Bring your lunch, bring your friends, and join us in 814 Blegen Library.  We anticipate the university will open on time that day!

50 Minutes February

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