Monday, December 11, 2006

Microsoft Book Search

Thanks to Jim West for news of this new resources:

Live Search Books

Like Google Books, it has plenty of public domain books in full view downloads available. I've not had a lot of time to play with it yet, but time enough to find the following, which is not available on Google Books:

J. C. Hawkins, Horae Synopticae (Oxford: Clarendon, 1899)

The quality of the scans seems very good, and the site seems pretty easy to use. So thumbs up so far, and I am looking forward to searching for more.

Update (Tuesday, 10.05): Thanks to Ken Olson for pointing out that this is in fact the first edition of 1899 (see comments), so I've adjusted above.


Ken Olson said...


The scan is of the first edition of 1899, not the second edition, revised and supplemented, of 1909. There are many differences between the two, not least the introduction of the term "Q" in place of "the Logia" in Part II, Section V (p. 88 in the first edition, 107 in the second).



Stephen C. Carlson said...

Mark: very nice! Thanks for bloggin about it.

Ken: that's why the hard-core among us have both editions of Horae Synopticae.