1. Strahov Abbey library, Prague, Czech Republic
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  2. The Peabody Library, Baltimore
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  3. The Bodleian Library, Oxford
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  4. Admont Abbey library, Admont, Austria
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  5. Merton College Library, Oxford
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  6. Mafra Palace Library, Mafra, Portugal
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  7. Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra, Portugal
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  8. The Escorial Library, Madrid
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  9. Tianyi Chamber, Ningbo, China
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    This is the oldest surviving Chinese library, dating from 1561.
  10. Tripitaka Koreana, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea
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    The collection is revelatory because you realize that you are looking, not at books, but printing blocks and that they date from 1251.
  11. Biblioteca Marciana, Venice
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