yet another book

Reading the SMH today, I found an article on a book due out in a few weeks on the trials of the Knights Templar, around 700 years ago:

“Only 799 numbered copies of the epic have been made. Each comes in a soft leather case that includes a large-format book including scholarly commentary, reproductions of original parchments in Latin, and replicas of the wax seals used by 14th-century inquisitors.”

Interesting that only 799 copies will be available, having googled about, it looks like 1 copy is going to the Pope, however I’m not clear whether it’s the first copy, or the 800th. Alas, as the price tag is 5,900 euros, I suspect it’s unlikely I’ll be grabbing a copy. The Vatican Secret Archives does have a website (eng) and there is a page on the Chinon Parchment.

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