The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)is an international union catalogue listing early books, serials, newspapers and selected ephemera printed between 1473 and 1800. The material is largely in English, though some texts contain a significant amount of Welsh, Irish or Gaelic, and published mainly in the British Isles and North America. The database contains almost 470,000 entries, and represents the holdings of 2,000 libraries world-wide.
Resource URL: http://estc.bl.uk/F/?func=file&file_name=login-bl-list
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