Sunday, 25 May 2008

Rare books

From the Bodleian Library in Oxford

From old editions of Alice in Wonderland

These scanned images are shown in Rare Book Room, an amazing site where you can read ancient books that have been entirely digitally photographed to a high resolution. They come from some of the greatest libraries in the world and they are a joy to watch, even if it would take a bit of effort to read them all! Unfortunately the images shown above don't do any justice to the high quality images shown in their site. You can search by author or by library and they have books from the Library of Congress, The British Library, The Bodleian Library, The American Antiquarian Society... a peek into a world that normally remains hidden to the general public.

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