“The British Library has released 1000 books from its 19th Century collection into a free iPad app that includes novels, historical works, poetry, philosophy and scientific books,” Mel Martin reports for TUAW.
“The books have been scanned in high resolution and color so you can see the engraved illustrations, the beauty of the embossed covers, along with maps and even the texture of the paper the books were printed on,” Martin reports. “You can search the collection, browse titles by subject, and even read commentary on some of the titles.”
Martin reports, “The books can be downloaded for reading offline.”
Read more in the full article here.
More info and download link via Apple’s App Store: British Library 19th Century Collection
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]