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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Treasures in the British Library

A colleague of mine just sent me a link to the most amazing website:

Turning the Pages

You can virtually browse several magnificent books in the British Library's boundless collections. Included are, for example, the Anglo-Saxon Lindisfarne Gospels, the Medieval Luttrell Psalter, the first Mercator Atlas of Europe, sketches from Leonardo, the original Alice in Wonderland, manuscripts in Jane Austen's hand, William Blake's notebooks, and Mozart's musical diary! And it doesn't stop there! You can zoom in to see more detail, and many of the texts have audio commentary. Run, do not walk.



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Unfortunately my PC does not seem to agree with downloading Shockwave Player.

January 24, 2007 4:46 PM  

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