Even in the age of Kindles and iPads, there’s nothing like the feeling of holding a real book in your hands. Especially if it’s this book.

Housed at the National Library of Sweden, this 16th century textbook is not just old but also incredibly unique. Do you see it yet?

This isn’t just one book. It’s six.

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Metal clasps intricately hold all six volumes together.

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Depending on which ones you leave open, it allows the book to be read multiple ways.

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The beautiful leather cover protects the pages within. They were printed using a method called “dos-a-dos,” or “back-to-back,” that allows for the many different books to be held within one.

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Here’s one way it opens…

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And another.

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And another.

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And a few more for good measure.

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Can you count all six?

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Source: Colossal

The book was handmade in Germany five hundred years ago, and was a devotional religious text, as pretty much anything worthy of printing back then was surely to be.

If you loved this book as much as we did, share it with friends!