an01465494_544pxPrinted on 195 wood blocks, measuring 4 x 3 meters, and weighing half a tonne, this immense print was moved last year by The British Museum. Reading their account one wonders a) how on earth it got there in the first place, and b) whether it wouldn’t have been wiser just to leave it alone.

Nothing really to do with books — but I’ve been storing this one for ages, because it’s just so amazing that that many wood blocks were cut with that much detail to encompass such an area.