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What does it cover?

  • More than 65,000 out of copyright first editions from the long 19th century, covering philosophy, history, poetry and literature.
  • The collection extends to over 25 million pages of previously rare and inaccessible books published between 1789 and 1914, including the original typeface and illustrations for each title.

Works include such classics as A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Mansfield Park and Emma by Jane Austen, The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.