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Early European Books draws together a diverse array of printed sources from the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. All works printed in Europe before 1701, regardless of language, fall within the scope of the project, together with all pre-1701 works in European languages printed further afield. Early European Books is largely concerned with non-Anglophone materials.

Early European Books offers full-colour, high-resolution (400 ppi) facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item in the collection is captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages, and any loose inserts, providing scholars with a wealth of information about the physical characteristics and provenance histories of the original artefacts. Detailed descriptive bibliographic metadata accompanies each set of facsimile Document Images to support browsing and searching.

Users of Early European Books are also provided with functionality that allows them to pinpoint particular images containing manuscript annotation and various kinds of non-textual printed matter including illustrations and maps.

Date Range

Pre-1701

Size

c.4000 titles.
10.5 million pages.

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