A small entry hole conceals a wave of destruction inside Jean Mestrezat's Traitté de l’Eglise (Geneva, 1649).
The machine-gun bullet passed right through this book and hit the wall behind, before ricocheting back into two neighbouring books.
This volume is potent evidence of the trauma inflicted by bullets on human flesh and bone.
The track of a bullet,
Marsh's Library Exhibits: ‘Changed Utterly?’ curated by Elaine Doyle and Jason McElligott,
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