The earliest intact European book, completed in the seventh century, was bought by the British Library in London for fourteen million dollars. The palm-sized red leather bound book was hand-written. Click on the link and check out the gallery. There are at least two pictures showing the incredibly even lettering.
Saint Cuthbert's Gospel
Is calligraphy relevant today? I don't know. But what will libraries be paying that price for in another fourteen centuries? Will our documents engender comparative awe? It's a beautiful book. Check it out.