The files in this dataset are derived from the British Library’s collection of bound volume Quarterly Lists: printed catalogue records of Indian books published quarterly and by province of British India between 1867 and 1947. The dataset comprises full-text searchable PDFs of 215 volumes as well as the associated metadata for each volume and represents a rich source for researchers interested in the publishing industry and book history in India. The catalogues are predominantly in English language with some Indian scripts and mostly arranged in table format, capturing descriptive metadata about the books, including the name and addresses of printers and publishers, the number of copies printed and often the price, as well as much more. The catalogues have been made available through the British Library's Two Centuries of Indian Print project, which is also digitising rare Bengali books dating from 1713-1914, the datasets of which will also be made available through this website.
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