This week’s Favorite combines history with technology: meet the British Library’s 19th Century Historical Collection iPad App!


From the website:

What’s in it?

  • Over 60,000 historical books
  • Curated books and collections including Libri Italini, Iceland Country of Honour exhibit with the Frankfurt Book Fair, High Seas Adventures and many other interesting works with multi-media content from our curators
  • Commentary on selected titles
  • Images of original maps
  • Author inscriptions and margin notes
  • Classics in foreign languages such as Italian, Spanish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Dutch

There is a one-time fee of $89.99 for non-UK users or £49 within the UK to access all 60,000 books. But the app itself is free and comes with access to about 100 books without paying the fee.