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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.

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?

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).

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!

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.

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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