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Old 11-14-2006, 06:52 PM   #19
Paul Moews
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44 Scanned Books now Available

Thanks to all for comments about the methods used to display scanned books on the Iliad - I now regret all the work I did trying to improve my PDF's for the Iliad. Simply cropping my 600 dpi PDF's is probably the best way to go. The advantages of scanning are lost if a lot of work is required to make the pages suitable for viewing.

The 44 volumes of Little Masterpieces are now available at 600 dpi. They show well on the Iliad and on the Sony Reader in landscape mode. The whole set at 600 dpi comes to 365 MB and easily fits on a 512 MB SD card.

The set titles are:

Volume I: Thackeray, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (7.5M) format.
Volume II: Ruskin, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (7.7M) format.
Volume III: Carlyle, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (8.4M) format.
Volume IV: Macaulay, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (8.3M) format.
Volume V: Hawthorne, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (7.8M) format.
Volume VI: Irving, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (8.3M) format.
Volume VII: Poe, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (8.5M) format.
Volume VIII: de Quincey, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (7.6M) format.
Volume IX: Lincoln, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (7.7M) format.
Volume X: Lamb, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (6.8M) format.
Volume XI: Webster, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (9.4M) format.
Volume XII: Franklin, ed. Bliss Perry. 600 dpi PDF (8.1M) format.
Volume XIII: Humor, ed. Thomas L. Masson. 600 dpi PDF (8.7M) format.
Volume XIV: Humor, ed. Thomas L. Masson. 600 dpi PDF (8.2M) format.
Volume XV: Humor, ed. Thomas L. Masson. 600 dpi PDF (8.1M) format.
Volume XVI: Humor, ed. Thomas L. Masson. 600 dpi PDF (8.2M) format.
Volume XVII: Humor, ed. Thomas L. Masson. 600 dpi PDF (8.1M) format.
Volume XVIII: Humor, ed. Thomas L. Masson. 600 dpi PDF (7.2M) format.
Volume XIX: Poetry, ed. Henry van Dyke. Ballads old and new. 600 dpi PDF (9.1M) format.
Volume XX: Poetry, ed. Henry van Dyke. Idyls and stories in verse. 600 dpi PDF (10.0M) format.
Volume XXI: Poetry, ed. Henry van Dyke. Lyrics.

Volumes 19-24 of the Library of Little Masterpieces series was originally published in 1905 as Little Masterpieces of English Poetry (6 vols.), edited by Henry van Dyke and Hardin Craig, and published by Doubleday, Page & Company. Volume 21 of the Library of Little Masterpieces therefore corresponds to volume 3 of this series, available in 600 dpi PDF (8.9M) format.

Volume XXII: Poetry, ed. Henry van Dyke. Odes, sonnets and epigrams. 600 dpi PDF (8.7M) format.
Volume XXIII: Poetry, ed. Henry van Dyke. Descriptive and reflective verse. 600 dpi PDF (8.8M) format.
Volume XXIV: Poetry, ed. Henry van Dyke. Elegies and hymns. 600 dpi PDF (7.3M) format. Includes indices of poems in the six poetry volumes by first lines and authors.
Volume XXV: Science, ed. George Iles. Inventions. 600 dpi PDF (9.1M) format.
Volume XXVI: Science, ed. George Iles. Naturalists. 600 dpi PDF (9.1M) format.
Volume XXVII: Science, ed. George Iles. Explorers. 600 dpi PDF (9.1M) format.
Volume XXVIII: Science, ed. George Iles. Earth. 600 dpi PDF (10.5M) format.
Volume XXIX: Science, ed. George Iles. Health. 600 dpi PDF (8.8M) format.
Volume XXX: Science, ed. George Iles. Mind. 600 dpi PDF (9.5M) format.
Volume XXXI: Autobiography, ed. George Iles. Greatest Americans. 600 dpi PDF (8.9M) format.
Volume XXXII: Autobiography, ed. George Iles. Soldiers and explorers. 600 dpi PDF (8.8M) format.
Volume XXXIII: Autobiography, ed. George Iles. Men of science. 600 dpi PDF (9.1M) format.
Volume XXXIV: Autobiography, ed. George Iles. Writers. 600 dpi PDF (8.4M) format.
Volume XXXV: Autobiography, ed. George Iles. Artists and composers. 600 dpi PDF (8.6M) format.
Volume XXXVI: Autobiography, ed. George Iles. Actors. 600 dpi PDF (8.8M) format.
Volume XXXVII: Fiction, ed. Hamilton W. Mabie. 600 dpi PDF (8.4M) format.
Volume XXXVIII: Fiction, ed. Hamilton W. Mabie. 600 dpi PDF (8.8M) format.
Volume XXXIX: Fiction, ed. Hamilton W. Mabie. 600 dpi PDF (9.0M) format.
Volume XL: Fiction, ed. Hamilton W. Mabie. 600 dpi PDF (8.3M) format.
Volume XLI: Fiction, ed. Hamilton W. Mabie. 600 dpi PDF (8.2M) format.
Volume XLII: Fiction, ed. Hamilton W. Mabie. 600 dpi PDF (8.5M) format.
Volume XLIII: Fiction, ed. Hamilton W. Mabie. 600 dpi PDF (8.4M) format.
Volume XLIV: Fiction, ed. Hamilton W. Mabie. 600 dpi PDF (8.6M) format. Includes cumulative author
index of the series.


The volumes converted to 300 dpi and previously posted are still available. You can find all these files at:

http://djm.cc/dmoews.html

Scroll to the bottom of the page. My thanks to David Moews for hosting these files.

These little volumes were published by the Review of Reviews company in 1909. They seem to have been choosen to instruct and amuse - mostly short pieces to be read in a single session. Many are still of interest. Examples are George Washington's letters to the British generals, Gage and Howe, complaining about their treatment of prisoners, Benjamin Franklin's "Rules of Conduct", and DeQuincey on Opium. Fiction includes many short stories - Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum", etc. - "Ali Baba and the Forty Robbers", etc.

The books were approximately 4 x 6 inches in size with a bright red embossed binding possibly pyroxylin coated buckram. They had a tissue covered frontispiece and a title page embellished with red.

The pages were scanned at 600 dpi and cropped to 3.5 x 5 inches which is sufficient to enclose the type block. Blank pages preceding the first page of the first story were omitted. As the pages are smaller that the space available on the Iliad they are displayed at a size slightly larger, (~117%), than the original. On Sony's book reader they display, in landscape half a page at a time, at almost the same size, (~120%).

I hope these books are of some interest. Small books, for a variety of reasons, have always been popular. There are many out of copyright books which fit nicely on the Iliad and could easily be converted to 600 dpi PDF files.

I would be interested in comments from anyone who reads the above volumes on either the Iliad or the Sony reader.
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