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Beowulf

 

Digitized copy of the unique Beowulf manuscript at the British Library (Cotton MS Vitellius a.xv)

 

Digitized copy of the Kelmscott Beowulf

 

 

 

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

 

Digitized copy of the Hengwrt Manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales at the National Library of Wales

 

Digitized copy of the Ellesmere Manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales at the Huntington Library

 

Digitized copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer

 

 

 

Sir Thomas More’s Utopia

 

The Open Utopia Project

 

Site created by Professor Stephen Duncombe (NYU’s Gallatin School) featuring full-text English translations of Utopia and all of its paratexts.

 

Digitized copy of the 1518 edition of Utopia

 

Utopian font download

 

The link will take you to a site that says “Click here to download your attachment.” Click on “here” to download the zip folder containing the font file. Unzip the file and open the folder named “ZX-Utopian_V1.00.” The file you want is named “ZX-Utopian.ttf.” On a Mac, simply open the file. The Font Book application will open. Click on “Install Font” and it should install automatically. You can now use this font in any application on your computer. Remember, the font does not have capital letters or the letter “z.” For Windows 7 installation, see this article: http://www.fonts.com/support/faq/install-truetype-fonts-windows-7

 

Thomas More’s Utopia in Early Modern Europe: Paratexts and Contexts, ed. Terence Cave for the project Dislocations: Practices of Cultural Transfer in the Early Modern Period (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008).

 

 

Frankenstein

 

The Shelley-Godwin Archive

 

Digital collection (images and transcriptions) of manuscript materials related to Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft. Currently features digitized copies of “The Frankenstein Notebooks,” which comprise rough drafts of the novel.

 

Electronic Text Edition of Frankenstein

 

One of the best electronic versions of Frankenstein available on the web. Features both the 1818 and 1831 texts, as well as a detailed textual comparison of the two editions (via Juxta Commons).

 

Digitized copy of the 1831 edition of Frankenstein

 

 

 

Resources related to Book and Manuscript History

 

Quill: Books Before Print

 

Website that introduces beginners to medieval manuscript culture. Illustrated with beautiful photographs of manuscripts from Leiden University Special Collections.

 

The Getty’s “Making Manuscripts” YouTube video

 

Walks viewers through the process of assembling medieval illuminated manuscripts.

 

Historical Book Arts Collection (University of Washington Libraries)

 

Digital collection portal divided into six master categories: Binding, Printing, Paper, Illustrations, Medieval Manuscripts, Decorated Paper. A great place to see examples of different features present in rare books and manuscripts from different time periods.

 

ArchBook

 

Essays on the “Architecture of the Book” written by renowned experts in book history. Topics include “Commonplace Markers and Quotation Marks,” “Decorated Letters,” and “Tables of Contents.”

 

Cambridge Scriptorium

 

Digital collection of images and transcriptions of 15th- to 17th-century English manuscripts. The site also features some of the web’s best resources for learning English Secretary hand, the dominant handwritten script in early modern England.

 

John Carter’s ABC for Book Collectors

 

Dictionary of terminology related to rare books and manuscripts, written in a lively and engaging style. The link takes users to a free downloadable PDF (scroll to the bottom of the page).

 

 

Other “Unedited” Works of British Literature

 

Links to free full-text digital facsimiles of other works of British literature

 

Digitized copy of Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility: A Novel (London, 1811) [vol. 1 of 3]

 

The physical book is also owned by UCLA’s Young Research Library Special Collections (Call Number: Sadleir 62a) and UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (Call Number: PR4034 .S41 *).

 

The Shakespeare Quartos Archive

 

Digitized copies of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century versions of Shakespeare’s plays, published as single-text pamphlets known as quartos.

 

Digitized First Folios

 

List of digitized book-copies of Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies (London, 1623), better known as the “Shakespeare First Folio.” Contains appraisals of and links to each digitized copy. The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA also owns the physical book (Call Number: f PR2751 .A1 *).

 

Digitized copy of first edition of John Milton, Paradise Lost (London, 1667) [facsimile]

 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA also owns the physical book (Call Number: PR3560 .A1 1667 *).

 

Digitized copy of second edition (12 books) of John Milton, Paradise Lost (London, 1674)

 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA also owns the physical book (Call Number: PR3560 .A1 1674 * ).

 

Digitized copy of Milton’s Paradise Lost manuscript, held at the Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum

 

Digitized copy of Phillis Wheatley, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (London, 1773)

 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA also owns the physical book (Call Number: PS866.W5 P7 * ).

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