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Rare Books A digital library of reference works

Welcome to Stanford Libraries' online reference for rare books.

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Rarebooks.stanford.edu is a resource for scholars, students, librarians, book professionals, and collectors. Here you can search across and within the full text of over 100 rare book bibliographies, library catalogs and sales catalogs. Subjects cover early printing, world literature, natural history, science, medicine, theology, cultural and area studies, Judaica, music, theology, art and architecture, among others. The collection is arranged into browse categories, including a category for all titles in the collection. With full-text search capabilities across nearly a million pages, this resource provides research opportunities in many disciplines. See "How to search the Collection" for more details about searching across the collection and within individual volumes. To browse a descriptive list of the titles, see the "Title List" page.

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