British Library launches eBook Treasures
The British Library's remarkable 'eBook Treasures' series allows users to explore some of the British Library's most treasured manuscripts in detail, together with text, video and audio interpretation. Developed with Armadillo Systems, our eBook Treasures are viewable in full-screen high-definition, with realistic page-turning capabilities and, once downloaded, can be read offline. They can be read on the iPad, iPhone (3GS and 4) and iPod Touch (3rd and 4th generations). Additionally the series is now available as a Windows 8 app. It can be found in the Windows Store, under Books and Reference.
For more information about this series visit: www.ebooktreasures.org
The Golden Haggadah, thought to have been made near Barcelona in 1320, is one of the finest of the surviving Haggadah manuscripts from medieval Spain. The Haggadah is the Hebrew service-book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt. This eBook Treasures facsimile edition contains the complete manuscript along with commentary and audio on selected pages.
Full list of published titles
Future eBook Treasures
75 titles will be available over the next two years, either in their entirety or as a selection of highlights, giving access to some of the British Library’s most precious manuscripts and rare books. Forthcoming titles include:
- 'Maps' – Queen Mary Atlas, Rotz Atlas
- 'Literature' – Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
- 'Music' – Beethoven's Pastoral Sketchbook (1808)
How do I get them?
eBook Treasures are available for download worldwide* from the iBookstore
Our eBook Treasures series is now available as a Windows 8 app, find it in the Windows Store under Books and Reference.
eBook Treasures are created by the British Library in partnership with Armadillo Systems.
*eBookTreasures are available in all iBookStore supported territories