Featured prominently on a table devoted to New Zealand tomes are titles such as Maori Rugby 1884-1979 and The Lore and History of the South Island Maori. Besides the rare New Zealand material, a wide selection of sporting books, cookbooks, novels and more will be on offer.
The Star Regent 24-hour Book Sale will be held at the Regent Theatre from noon on Friday, 10 June, until noon on Saturday, 11 June.
The FBI worked closely with the Archives to determine that the letter was both authentic and definitely Smithsonian's property.
X-Ray gets through
After the middle ages manuscripts were recycled, often pages were pasted inside bindings to strengthen them. At Leiden University experiments have found a fragment from a 12th-century manuscript that includes excerpts from the work of Bede, the 8th-century monk and scholar.
Researchers were able to disassemble multiple pages that had been pasted on to one another, making the text legible. In one case, they could read each of three medieval pages that had been glued together. Elsewhere, they found two fragments stuck together underneath the cover of a 16th-century binding.
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