One of the rarest books in the world is called The Codex Gigas, and nicknamed “The Devil’s Bible”. It’s the largest medieval illuminated manuscript in the world.
It was created in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice in Bohemia, a region in the Czech Republic.
It is largely rumored to be written a in a single night by a monk who was possessed by the devil.
The writing is all in Latin.
It was nicknamed the Devil’s Bible because even though it has some books that are in the Bible, it also has a full-length picture of the Devil, something you won’t find in any Bible.
It has books like Genesis, Ruth, The Psalms.
It’s a gigantic book, at 92 cm (36 inch) long, 50 cm (20 inch) wide and 22 cm (8.7 inch) thick. It weighs 74.8 kg/165 lb.
Now it is at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, where it is on display.
This is a copy that people can look through:
This is the original book: