The Book of Dalby is the
first known representative of European book culture. It is also an
important witness to post-Viking Christianity. The Book of Dalby
contains the four Gospels in Latin in a Caroline script. The book
takes its name for the Augustinian convent of Dalby in Scania, part of
Denmark in the Middle Ages. It was acquired by the Royal Library of
Denmark around 1785.
The stamp was issued 1973 to commemorate the 300th year of the Royal
Library in Copenhagen, Denmark. It shows the evangelist Mark from the
Book of Dalby.