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EEBO (Early English Books Online)

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Full-text early English books (1473-1700)

From the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War. Includes:

  • works by Malory, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, Galileo
  • musical exercises by Henry Purcell
  • novels by Aphra Behn
  • prayer books, pamphlets, and proclamations; almanacs, calendars, and many other primary sources.

It will contain over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).

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