Lori's Book Nook

Digital Rare Books

Posted on: March 14, 2007

Wow. A quiet little email from my favourite cousin this morning has sent me over into a bookish heaven.

I’m actually not going to say anything about it right yet. First, I want you to go check it out: this listing of rare book titles, brought to you by Octavo Digital Rare Books.

Go. I’ll wait.


Terribly cool, wasn’t it? An early Old Richard’s Almanac? Or Songs of Innocence and Experience?

This is something I like about the digital age, books I’ll never get my grubby hooks into available for us to peruse at our leisure (and up close — don’t forget to try the zoom feature!). The British Library has a collection too — of beautifully illuminated manuscripts at Turning the Pages. (I blogged about that one a while ago.)

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