Pre-1650 books in the Project Gutenberg Collection

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A General Works

AC General Collections, Series, Collected Works

AP Unknown subject

B Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

BD Speculative Philosophy

BF Psychology (incl. Parapsychology and the Occult)

BJ Ethics, Etiquette

BL Religion: General, Miscellaneous, and Atheism

BM Judaism

BQ Buddhism

BR Christianity (General)

BS The Bible

BT Christian Doctrinal Theology

BV Christian Practical Theology

BX Christian Denominations

C History: Auxiliary sciences

CR Heraldry

CS Genealogy

CT Biography (General)

D History: General, and Regions Outside the Americas

DA Great Britain and Ireland

DC France, Andorra, Monaco

DD Germany

DE Mediterreanean Region, Greco-Roman World

DF Greece

DG Italy

DH Low Countries (General), Belgium, Luxembourg

DK Russia, Former Soviet Republics, Poland

DL Northern Europe, Scandinavia

DP Spain, Portugal

DS Asia

DT Africa

DU Unknown subject

E History: United States (General)

F History: United States (Regional), and the Americas

G Geography, Anthropology, Folklore, Recreation

GN Anthropology

GR Folklore

GT Manners and Customs

GV Recreation and Leisure

HV Social Service, Welfare, Criminology

HX Socialism, Communism, Utopias, Anarchism

JA General Legislative and Executive Papers; General Political Science

JC Political Theory

JN Political Institutions and Public Administration

KB Religious law. Jurisprudence

KD Unknown subject

L Education

M Music

ML Literature on Music

N Fine Arts

NA Architecture

NB Sculpture

ND Painting

NK Decorative arts

NX Arts in General

P Language and literature

PA Classical Languages and Literature

PB Unknown subject

PC Romance Languages

PE Unknown subject

PF West Germanic Languages

PG Unknown subject

PJ Literature: African, Asian, and Pacific

PK Literature: African, Asian, and Pacific

PL Literature: African, Asian, and Pacific

PM Indigeneous American and artificial languages

PN Literature: General, Criticism, Collections

PQ Literature: French, Italian, and Spanish

PR Literature: English (non-American)

PS Literature: American

PT Literature: Germanic

PZ Language and literature

Q Science

QA Mathematics and Computer Science

QB Astronomy

R Medicine

RC Internal medicine

RS Unknown subject

S Agriculture

SF Unknown subject

SH Aquaculture, Fisheries, Angling

TX Home Economics (including food and cooking)

U Military Science

Z Bibliography and Library Science

ZZZZ No subject assigned

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