scabooks-announce:PG hits 10,000, and more

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Fri Oct 17 20:27:28 PDT 2003


Project Gutenberg has digitized their 10,000th book! My
list of online pre-1650 books in English has about 1,200
entries; see http://aands.org/books.html for details.
Quite a few of these books were digitized by the Gutenberg
folks.

There are currently 3 pre-1600 books being proofread at
the PG Distributed Proofreading Site:

Ludus Coventriae -- two mystery plays from Coventry, in Middle English

The Game and Playe of Chesse -- Caxton -- the Gutenberg of England. I
think this one is actually about manners, not Chess...

Another piece of Percy's "Reliques", an important collection of Middle
English poetry

The Middle English dictionary is about 1/3 of the way through its
second proofing.

To join this proofreading effort, see http://www.pgdp.net/.

-- Gregory




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