Name Description Titles
Archive.org

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

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Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections.

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Bearden-White

M.A. Thesis by Roy Bearden-White.

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Benjamin Tabart's Juvenile Library (Ed. Marjorie Moon, 1990)

A Bibliography of Books for Children Published, Written, Edited and Sold by Mr. Tabart, 1801-1820. 

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Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library, the principal Oxford University library, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library. Together, the Bodleian Libraries hold over 13 million printed items.

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British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and gives access to the world’s most comprehensive research collection. The collection of over 170 million items includes artefacts from every age of written civilisation.

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British Travel Writing: Women's Travel Writing, 1780–1840

This project aims to restore visibility to 139 women who published travel books as authors, co-authors, contributors, letterpress writers, editors, and translators during a period in which women’s travel writing became established in Britain and Ireland.

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British Women Romantic Poets Project (UC Davis)

The British Women Romantic Poet's Project is producing an online scholarly archive consisting of E-text editions of poetry by British and Irish women written (not necessarily published) between 1789 (the onset of the French Revolution) and 1832 (the passage of the Reform Act), a period traditionally known in English literary history as the Romantic period.

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Chawton House Library

Chawton House fosters research and understanding of early women writers, restoring them to their rightful place in the history of English literature and enabling them to speak directly to – and inspire – future generations. The main collection focuses on women’s literature in English during the period 1600-1830, including rare early editions and some unique books.

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Devon Collection of Children's Books (Moon)

This collection of children’s books contains about 2,000 items, mainly dating from before 1940. They were built up over a period of time by bequest, donation and purchase and, as such, do not represent any significant individual collection. The titles to 1850 have a detailed listing by the noted children’s book historian Marjorie Moon (1908-1996) which is available to view in the library.

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ECCO

Eighteenth Century Collections Online contains over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) and more than 32 million pages, making ECCO the premier and irreplaceable resource for eighteenth-century research. 

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ESTC

The 'English Short Title Catalogue' (ESTC) is a comprehensive, international union catalogue listing early books, serials, newspapers and selected ephemera printed before 1801. It contains catalogue entries for items issued in Britain, Ireland, overseas territories under British colonial rule, and the United States. The database contains over 480,000 entries, and represents the holdings of some 2,000 libraries world-wide.

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Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger is home to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.

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Google Books

Google Books is a service from Google that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition (OCR), and stored in its digital database. 

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Hathi Trust Digital Library

HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. The mission of HathiTrust is to contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. 

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Houghton Library

The Houghton Library stewards a world class collection of rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, ephemera and other rare and unique materials for the Harvard campus, the Boston-Cambridge metropolitan area, and beyond.

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Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. Compiled and edited by Stephen Behrendt of the University of Nebraska, the database also offers numerous biographical and critical essays prepared by leading scholars specifically for the project.

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Jackson Bibliography

The Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry is based on first-hand examination of copies and aims to provide descriptions of all extant editions of all verse in English published for the first time between 1770 and 1835, amounting to approximately 23,000 volumes. 

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JISC Library Hub Discover

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Library Hub Discover exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of major UK and Irish libraries

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John Harris's Books for Youth, 1801–1843 (Ed. Marjorie Moon)

Being a check-list of books for children and young people published for their amusement and instruction by John Harris and his son, successors to Elizabeth Newbery, including a list of games and teaching toys. 

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John Newbery and His Successors, 1750-1814 (S. Roscoe)

Bibliographical text of John Newbery, publisher of children's literature. 

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JSTOR

A digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.

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Lewis Walpole Library

The Lewis Walpole Library is an internationally recognized research collection in the field of British eighteenth-century studies. Its collection of Walpoliana includes half the traceable volumes from Horace Walpole’s famous library at Strawberry Hill and many letters and other manuscripts by him. The library’s book and manuscript collections, numbering over 32,000 volumes, cover all aspects of eighteenth-century British culture.

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Massachusetts Historical Society

Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society collects millions of rare and unique American documents, artifacts, and national treasures. 

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McGill Library's Chapbook Collection

The Rare Books and Special Collections Library at McGill University contains over nine hundred British and American chapbooks published in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through a generous donation from the Harold Crabtree Foundation, digital facsimiles have been prepared and a virtual collection created.

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