How does it work ?
You will find here several lists of digitized public domain books kept behind Gale-Cengage paywalls and sorted by collection and then by subject.
For each book you will find an Id and a content set.
You can use this data to find the URLS of a book which will always look like as follows :
- The base URL : http://callisto.ggsrv.com/imgsrv/Fetch?
- The record Id : recordID=1259900700
- The page Id : 00010 (00010 is for page 1, 00020 is for page 2 and so on)
- The collection Id : &contentSet=ECFA
Once you have an URL, you can either download each image by hand or use a script.
Eighteenth Century Collection
You will find here every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
Images are all .tiff .
|History and Geography||Social Sciences||Fine Arts|
|Religion and Philosophy||Litterature and Language||Law|
|General reference||Medicine, Sciences and Technology|
Nineteenth Century Collections
Primary sources for Nineteenth Century studies.
Images are all .jpg
|Asia and the West|
|Asia and USA|
|Asia and UK|
|Covent Garden Theatre : Diaries and pay-books, 1822-1833|
|Drury Lane Under Sheridan, 1776-1812 Manuscript Plays and Correspondence|
The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850
Images are all .tiff
|Agriculture||Books before 1600||Books after 1601|
|Trade and Manufactures||Transport|
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
Manuscripts images are .jpg . Books images are .tiff.
Based on Joseph Sabin’s famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana – A Dictionary of Books Relating to America From its Discovery to the Present Time, Sabin Americana, 1500–1923 is an online collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s.
The book ids are unfortunately not in the spreadsheet but can be easily obtained : To get the book id, copy-paste the “Get Book Id” url in your browser and look for the “Document Id” (which looks like SABCP04185302, for instance) in the snippet.
All images are .tiff.
The Times 1785-1923
Images are all .tiff.
Use the Times Digital Archive issue id generator.
Illustrated London News 1842-1923
Images are all .jpg.