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The first book published by the Typographia Medicea Orientale (Medici Oriental Press) was the Arabic translation of the Four Gospels. The Rare Books and Special Collections� copy, published in 1591 with Latin text, decorated with 149 wooden-cu…

University Archives Publications Collection

Motion picture films came to Egypt as early as 1896 and were being made in the next two decades, and by the 1930s Egypt was the center of a vibrant movie industry. RBSCL�s own holdings include promotional films for the AUC dating back to the 1920…

8. Slide Cupboard.jpg
The racks served for nearly three decades to house the growing collection of slides used by the Rare Books and Special Collections Library before the massive move to the digital world.

Eastman Kodak's 6x6 and 24x36 slide formats were considered the most professional slides for the longetivity and lightfastness of the colours they generated

6. Kodak rolls (negatives and slides) used in the 40s.jpg
Professional box for carrying numbered tin cans and rolls during travel

Early models of typewriters were constructed differently from the later, commercial models that many are familiar with. In most early machines, the characters were impressed from above, and the typed text often became visible only after typing…
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