British Library 19th Century Books
By BiblioLabs, LLC
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This application provides access to titles from the British Library’s 19th century book collection. It includes classic novels, works of philosophy, history and science. Browse, search and read these historical books on a platform that enhances the reading experience.
Remarkable hidden gems in this wonderful collection include a contemporary account of the exhumation of Napoleon’s body, the memoir of a battlefield nurse during the American Civil War and an ethnographic study from 1884 of the Gypsies of the Scottish Borders. Along with the many titles in English, the App also features classics in Spanish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese and Dutch.
These digital book images have been captured in colour to preserve the look of the original book. Marbled papers, embossed covers, engraved illustrations maps, and beautifully coloured plates are intact and help create a unique reading environment.
This application contains many free titles and the option to purchase ongoing access to over 60,000 books for £49. Your purchase helps support the British Library.
The British Library 19th Century Historical Collection is the 2012 winner of the Publishing Innovation Award in the Reference/Academic category, and is a Quality, Excellence, and Design Seal recipient.
• Access thousands of historical books
• Search the collection
• Browse titles by subject
• Read commentary on selected titles
• View images of original maps
• See author inscriptions and margin notes
• Create favorite title lists
• Download books for offline reading
• Share interesting books with friends
• A Featured Collection of High Seas Adventures books
• Ability to share books through e-mail
• Ability to share the app on Facebook
What's New in Version 1.6.1
Important: Access to British Library 19th Century Historical Books has changed from a subscription to a one-time purchase. Due to this change, all current and previous subscribers will be given full access for free. To gain access, identify yourself as a current or previous subscriber when prompted during the App startup.
Minor bug fixes
Far too expensive
You have to pay for access to books, many of which are available for free elsewhere.
49 pounds for books many of which are freely available elsewhere seems excessive.
I paid the upgrade but cannot unlock my account!!
- Category: Books
- Updated: 23 January 2013
- Version: 1.6.1
- Size: 31.2 MB
- Languages: English, Italian
- Developer: BiblioLabs, LLC
- © 2011 BiblioLabs, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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