English Short Title Catalogue

Also known as: ESTC

Catalogue of early printed books.

ESTC indexes material printed before 1801 in the British Isles, Colonial America, USA (1776-1800), Canada, or territories governed by Britain, in all languages, and items printed elsewhere wholly or partly in English or other British vernaculars. It is a union catalogue of holdings in the British Library and more than 2,000 other libraries worldwide.

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Date Coverage

  • 1473-1800

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