The British Library’s 60,000-Book iPad App

‘Charleston, SC & London, UK — BiblioLabs, LLC and the British Library are proud to announce their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App for iPad is now available on the App Store. The app takes advantage of the form and function of iPad, bringing a renewed sense of wonder to the discovery and enjoyment of antiquarian and historical books.

Currently the app features over a thousand 19th Century books, but it will provide access to more than 60,000 titles by later this summer when details on pricing for the service will be announced. The 60,000 books, which are all in the public domain, are part of the British Library’s 19th Century Historical Collection and span numerous languages and subject areas including titles such as “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley and “The Adventures of Oliver Twist” [with plates] by Charles Dickens.’

Press Release
The British Library 19th Century Historical Collection on the app store (Free)

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Posted by on June 16, 2011
Filed Under Books, Graphic Design, Typography | 2 Comments

  • Henrik Dybdahl

    That sure is a great app! Yesterday I browsed Cycling in Belgal, a guide to practical tours. I can recommend that 1898-publication.

  • theorosendorf

    I just happened across this again. That book sounds really cool, Henrik. Although my reply is three years late! Sorry for the delay.