A California company named OCTAVO has been scanning the world’s greatest and rarest books for the last decade and offering them for sale on a beefed up CD with translations, annotations, hyperlinks and commentary. Sort of a digital preservationist society. Pretty noble stuff.You can view some of the raw scans, sans beef, at the Rare Book Room. That’s where the above image is from. It’s the title page of 1794 edition of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience – which you can read here.
Ian StewartMarch 29, 2007March 29, 2007