Rare books and R Guide - Resources and Review

Extensive list of links to over 2800 sites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
Supplier of antiquarian and secondhand books. Also offers a free book search facility. Based in the UK, but international in scope.
Resource designed to aid the location of rare and out of print books, or volumes required to complete sets, by providing access to a number of services including Amazon, Bibliofind, and BookSeek simultaneously. Searches can be conducted by category such as bibliographies, children's titles, cookbooks, glossaries, magazines, and paperbacks. A directory of author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, and pen names is also provided.
A collection of rare books, manuscripts, and miscellaneous items illustrating the development of printing and book production from the fifteenth century to the present, including works by Aldus, Caxton, and Plantin. Includes information about Edward Clark, a biography of William Maxwell, details of the cataloguing project and a collection of images from the Clark collection.
Fully searchable online book shop selling second
hand and antiquarian titles covering a wide range of subject areas. Individuals are invited to post books for sale, or place requests for elusive publications.
Includes a visual history and introduction, catalogues and link to the largest UK antiquarian book fair.
Book exchange service designed for the out
of-print, used or antiquarian book buyer or seller. The inventories of over 4000 booksellers, from 30 countries are listed and searchable, comprising some 10 million titles. Includes a facility to register desired titles with the service, and be informed by e-mail when the title becomes available. The service is free to buyers and searchers.
Source for tracking old, used, and rare books. Publication details may be obtained by entering title, author, or price. Titles are offered by hundreds of booksellers around the world.
Description of the Thibadeau
Benoit method of presenting access to old books, based on a philosophy of creating a photographically accurate view without making the view too artificial. Investigates scanning, print separation, print enhancement, storage, HTML, and HTTP issues.
Source for tracking and ordering rare books. Database of over 29,000 titles from a partnership of antiquarian booksellers, most of whom are members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Based in Switzerland, but international in scope.
Founded to encourage interest in rare books and manuscripts and to maintain the highest standards in the antiquarian book trade.
Home page of Bookmine
Old and Rare Books, a bookshop in Sacramento. The shops stock consists primarily of out-of-print material and first editions. Includes list of titles divided by subject. The site includes the facility to submit a query for a free book search by email.
Exhibition of rare printed books exploring the significance of the advent of printing and its impact on the development of western civilization.
Database of stock held by antiquarian booksellers around the world. Holdings are searchable by author, title, imprint, publication date, language, or category. Prices are quoted in US Dollars, Sterling, or Euros, as stipulated. English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language options are available.
Provides a unified interface to the collections of a number of dealers in new, used, rare, antiquarian and out
of-print books. Searchable by author title, with facility to specify book bindings, formats, price range, first or special editions, or keywords. Results from different sites are displayed in a single formatted list.
Searchable catalogue of books being sold by libraries. Buyers can search by author, title, and keyword, and can also request a dust jacket, first edition, signed copy, or specific type of binding.
Bookshop selling new, secondhand, out of print, and antiquarian books and offprints relating to archaeology and Britain's heritage. Offers a mailing list notifying users of new stock and recent titles, an author and title search facility, and information on the content of each publication.
Collection of documents including ancient papyri, Celtic manuscripts and other medieval manuscripts ranging from the 9th to the 16th centuries from various Oxford libraries. Resources available include Latin treatises on musical theory, astronomical texts, the 'Digby Plays', the Corpus Irish Gospels and Welsh poetry from the 14th century.
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