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Famous Books - Treasures of the Bavarian State Library

Famous Books - Treasures of the Bavarian State Library
  • #: 14172
  • Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2012-06-25
  • Current Version: 1.7
  • 1.7
  • Size: 60.00 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
  • © 2010 Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek accommodates in its vaults some world-famous and most precious works of the written cultural heritage of mankind. The App "Famous Books - Treasures of the Bavarian State Library" presents an exquisite selection of these holdings:

52 splendid manuscripts, unique incunabula and rare, precious printed works from the Occident and the Orient, all representing treasures whose originals can be viewed only very rarely in exhibitions. The brilliant, comprehensive digital copies of the exhibits - formatted for presentation on iPad, iPhone and iPod - provide a fascinating insight into the treasures held by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

The manuscripts and printed works can be browsed from the first to the last page. Among the exhibits there are for example the manuscript A of the Nibelungenlied, the eight volumes of the Ottheinrich Bible, the Babylonian Talmud or the Parzival epic by Wolfram von Eschenbach.

Requires iPhone 3GS or newer, iPad or iPod touch (32GB and up) latest generation. Does not run on iPhone 3G, iPod touch 8GB or older.

What's New in Version 1.7

Enhanced to take advantage of the Retina Display of the new iPad.

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Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews.


5/5 stars


THIS is the correct way to share illuminated manuscripts with people who care about them. (Every page!) :v)

Thank You!!!

P. Steiner, New York, USA

5/5 stars

Great app, full text & detailed info

It is great to see such old treasures in their full form...not just a page or two (like the British Library app). The descriptions that accompany each piece were helpful, too.


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