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Peek Into the Past

Browse the Elsevier Heritage Collection's Online Catalogue

Dec 01, 2011

Elsevier today is synonymous with leading edge science, technology and medical publications. This quest for quality recalls the original Elzevier publishing house, which operated from 1580 to 1712. The House of Elzevier published groundbreaking work from contemporary scholars including Descartes, Huygens and Galileo.

With respect for what has gone before, today's Elsevier curates a collection of more than 2,000 of these historic volumes. Now an online short title scholarly catalogue has been created with the expertise of curatorial consultant and digital librarian Donna Sy. Nearly 2,000 documentary photographs accompany the online catalogue, illustrating the beauty and fine craftsmanship of many of the book bindings in the collection.

We invite today's librarians to peek at the past via this online access. Planning a visit to Amsterdam? Scholars may e-mail in advance to arrange an in-person visit at Elsevier headquarters.

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