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April 23, 2011 / jmeuropeana

World Book and Copyright Day

On the 23rd of April –

It is World Book and Copyright Day. The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on 23 April, Saint George’s Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold.
Here is a rose:
Roseto Botanico Carla Fineschi

And here are some copyright-free (public domain) books from Europeana:
Tractatus de Iudaeis et aliis infidelibus : circa concernentia originem contractum, bella, foedera, ultimas voluntates, iudicia & eorum conuersiones ad fidem; cum sumariis ac repertoriis / per Marquardum de Susannis ...
Démonstrations élémentaires de botanique contenant les principes généraux de cette science ... la description des plantes les plus communes ... rangées suivant la méthode de Turnefort et celle de Linnée ... quatrieme édition, revue avec soin, augmentée des notices raissonée sur les principaux auteurs ... on y a joint les figures de près des 400 plantes ... dessinées sur la direction de Richier de Belleval et sous celle de Linnée ... tome second. T. 2
Panegyricon in avspicatissimvm ingressvm ad episcopatvm Plocensem ... Henrici Firlei de Dambrowicza regni Poloniarium procancellarii etc. a generosa iuuentute Mineruae in almo Gymnasio Pultouiensi PP. Societatis Iesv initiata concinnatum et summae obseruantiae ergo oblatum anno ... 1617
Francisci Baconi Baronis de Verulamio [...] Opera omnia, quae extant : philosophica, moralia, politica, historica [...]. Hactenus nunquam conjunctim edita, iam vero [...] collecta [...] et [...] repurgata [...]. Praefixa est auctoris vita. - [War.B]

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