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1WilliamCongreve First Message
Jan 2, 2008, 11:01pm Top

I've started uploaded my scans of "The Library of William Congreve" to http://www.archive.org/details/TheLibraryOfWilliamCongreve ; unfortunately, I can't figure out how to add the preliminary transcription I have of that book to the page. I've got up to book, um, six on that list; it would be fruitful to discuss how to break up the list for entering. Also productive might be how to handle Congreve's collections of various works into one unique self-bound whole.

2HouseholdOpera
Jan 8, 2008, 10:28am Top

I've managed to track down a copy of the catalog (thank you ILL). It doesn't really break down by sections the way TJ's catalog did -- maybe dividing it up by number ranges is the best strategy?

3prosfilaes
Jan 8, 2008, 9:10pm Top

Could you not view the version linked to? I could upload a text transcription (taken from an in-progress copy done by Distributed Proofreaders for Project Gutenberg) if I knew where to upload it. Or I'm happy to email it to anyone who wants a copy.

I'll take the first hundred (1-100).

4HouseholdOpera
Jan 9, 2008, 8:59am Top

#3: Oh, I could -- I just prefer to have the book open in front of me. (Something about flipping back and forth from window to window.) I'll take the second hundred, then!

5prosfilaes
Jul 31, 2008, 9:34pm Top

I've been adding the number of the book and the shelf number (as Theca #) as tags when I entered the books. The number of the book will make it easier to cross-reference with the bibliography, and the Theca numbers will let us reconstruct his shelves.

6prosfilaes
Mar 28, 2009, 7:53pm Top

It's pretty much stagnant on my part. Too many projects out that, and this one got the short stick.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27606/27606-h/27606-h.htm is the source I was working from, completely HTMLized.

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