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Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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REBEKAH IRWIN PERUSES the "Nuremberg Chronicle," a biblical world history produced in 1493, at Middlebury College's Davis Family Library. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — On a recent afternoon, Rebekah Irwin hefted a massive tome out of a display case on the bottom floor of Middlebury College’s Davis Family Library and hiked open its heavy calfskin cover. Though you wouldn’t know it from the outside, the interior reveals page after page of spectacular, colorful illustrations — a marvel, given that the ink was laid more than 500 years ago.

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