More about fine printing on mobile devices

An update on our post about fine printing on the Kindle. Barbara Hauser writes, “A few days ago on the FPBA Facebook page, you asked if anyone knew of finely printed books available on mobile devices. [See original post here.] Well, I’m not sure if this comes under that heading, but recently the Bavarian State Library released a free iPhone app that allows users of the iPhone and iPad to view all pages of 52 rare books from their collection. I posted a photo on my Flickr page showing a closeup from their Gutenberg’s Bible ( The app is supposed to work only on iPhone 3GS or later, but it works fine on my 3G. The app can be found at the App Store under ‘Famous Books.'”

Thanks for this, Barbara.

—Paul Razzell