The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0224  Monday, 27 March 2006

From: 		Gabriel Egan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Saturday, 25 Mar 2006 16:19:52 -0000
Subject: 17.0202 T. W. Baldwin, William Shakespere's Small 
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0202 T. W. Baldwin, William Shakespere's Small 
Latine & Lesse Greeke

Ivan Lupic wrote

 >Today I stumbled upon the excellent, free-access, fully searchable and
 >quotable edition of Baldwin's unsurpassed _William Shakespere's Small
 >Latine & Lesse Greeke_ at http://durer.press.uiuc.edu/baldwin/index.html
 >(University of Illinois Press).

I agree with Ivan that this example of Open Access dissemination is to 
be welcomed. Unfortunately, the publisher has put up a needless barrier 
to the proper use of this resource by making each page of the book be a 
separate web-page and providing no easy way to download a whole volume 
as a single file.

That sort of daft obstacle gets my dander up, so using the Unix program 
WGET I hoovered up the whole website, which gave me the 1500 or so GIF 
files (one per page) that are the substance of what's being offered. 
These I made in TIFF files that I bundled into two PDFs, one per volume.
You may freely download them at:


You can also have them as ZIPped-up bundles of TIFFs:


Naturally, as it's a big book these are big files (50 to 150MB).  It's 
worth knowing that images for four pages in volume two (pages 181, 182, 
333, and 334) are missing from the publisher's website and that some 
other pages on the site are blank (whether because a defective copy was 
used, or because the digitization went awry, it's impossible to tell).

Gabriel Egan

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