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Today in History, Aug. 7

A Russian version of the "Book of Hours." Nikita pchelin

Ivan Fyodorov started to publish a condensed version of the "Book of Hours," 448 years ago today, on Aug. 7, 1565. It became only the second book to be printed in Russia after the "Apostolos." The book, which is a collection of prayers, was also used to teach literacy and sold quickly.

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