Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Rare Book Room

This site contains about 400 books that have been digitized to date. These range over a wide variety of topics and rarity. The books are presented so that the viewer can examine all the pages in medium to medium-high resolution.

In particular the site contains:
1. Some of the great books in science, including books by Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, Kepler, Einstein, Darwin and others.
2. Most of the Shakespeare Quartos from the British Library, the Bodleian Library, the Edinburgh Library, and the National Library of Scotland. It also contains the First Folio from the Folger Library.
3. The Library of Congress ’ copies of Poor Richard ’s Almanac by Benjiman Franklin.
4. Very rare editions: Gutenberg ’s Bible of 1455, Harvey's book on the circulation of blood, Galileo ’s Siderius Nuncius, the first printing of the Bill of Rights, and the Magna Carta.