[Loch-Ruadh] Fw: Union Catalog of pre-1600-relevant online books

Steve Rourke steverourke at charter.net
Tue May 29 23:57:33 PDT 2007

> Greetings to the Known World, from Gregory Blount!
> You've probably heard that several groups are busily digitizing lots
> of out of copyright books. I've put together a website that lists
> books from several such efforts, and have marked most of the ones
> relevant to the SCA period. You can browse it by subject, and
> you can search it.
> http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/union/
> There are currently 160,000 books total, of which 12,500 are
> pre-1600-relevant. I'm currently adding about 20,000 books per
> month.
> There's lots of good stuff in there:
> * A complete set of Burton's unexpurgated Arabian Nights
> * Various editions of Percy's Reliques
> * Numerous books printed by William Caxton, the first English printer
> * Lots of really bad fiction about the Middle Ages written by
> Victorians
> * A plethora of books arguing that the Norse discovered America
> * And more!
> I hope that you find this resource to be useful. Please re-post
> this to kingdom and local mailing lists.
> -- Gregory

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