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The Rare Book Room

A fabulous collection of rare books. The site seems to have utilized the high quality digitized facsimiles of rare and precious books, originally undertaken by the Octavo Press. Sadly, Octavo's books are no longer visible online, and the Rare Book Room also only allows you to view a book but not to download it or to link the images themselves.

These restrictions duly noted, this site is still most definitely worth a visit! Books found here include Albert Duerer's "De Symmetria" and "Underweysung der Messung" from 1538; Bodoni's "Manuale Tipografico" from 1818, Geofroy Tory's "Champ Fleury" from 1529; and Jean Midolle's "Album du Moyen Age" from 1837. And many many more...

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