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ESTC (English Short Title Catalogue) – University of Reading

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ESTC (English Short Title Catalogue)


Descriptions of early books printed in Great Britain or any of its dependencies in any language, as well as materials printed in English anywhere else in the world. Also gives details of libraries holding copies of those books.

Covers from the beginnings of print to 1800, including all recorded English monographs printed between 1475 and 1700.

Useful for anyone studying 15th-18th century British history or literature, the history of the book or the humanities in general.

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