500 years, and still lamenting his troubles with women!

Scotlands oldest identifiable printed book (there may be older ones, but this is the oldest to have a date showing) goes on display at the National Library of Scotland today, for one day only. The Complaint of the Black Knight was written by John Lydgate, and 500 years ago today was printed here in Edinburgh.

Dagnammit – I won’t be able to see it – it’s only viewable 10am till 5pm! Oh well, will just have to look at it via the online service The Spread of Scottish Printing

*Whenever I read these old texts, I thtart thpeaking it in my head with a lithp…pethky interchangeable old “f” and “s”!!*

Author: Jennie

Law, libraries, books, crafts, and general geekery.

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