It is rarer and more local than the common blackbird, and occurs in England only as a temporary spring and autumn visitor.
However, this is much rarer than a false negative.
The municipal library, with 300,000 volumes, boasts among its rarer treasures a Gutenberg Bible printed at Mainz between 1450 and 1455, another on parchment dated 1462, the Institutiones Justiniani (Mainz, 1468), the Theuerdank, with woodcuts by Hans Schaufelein, and numerous valuable autographs.
No phrase is commoner in the mouths of Western collectors than Old Satsuma; no ware is rarer in Western collections.
Since 1875 increased attention has been devoted to the applications of the rarer metals.