Fiction and Non-Fiction collections - 16th to 20th Centuries

Welcome to our new Website and our new WEB-address - after many years at www.belser.com.

For decades, the company and its affiliates is engaged in Preservation & Access projects with unique historical collections in Archives, Libraries and Museums. Preservation activities for the Originals includes analogue technics / digital technics where appropriate. Access options - either offline or online - includes non-print publications with Fictions or Non-Fictions contents from Artworks, Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals etc.

Our Publications comprises approx. 14,700 'Non-Print'-titles*, published as thousands of microfiches-titles with approx. 38,300 microfiches. Each microfiche contains on average 190 pages, of course with multiple variations depending on the original work. The ebook-collections comprises approx. 10,000 ebook-titles with millions of pages to read and to do research in a way as it was never possible before.

All in all are on offer approx. 7,600,000 pages from approx. 48,000 'physical' printed works (excluding Artworks), originally published in the 16th / 17th / 18th / 19th / early 20th Centuries in various countries in Europe, some 19th Century titles in the USA.

These Publications were written by approx. 6,160 female / male / anon. writers and additional hundreds of writers in the Periodicals.

Here on our WEBsite the texts are written in English Language, in French Language and in German Language, because...

...23% of our titles* are written in English Language,

...25% of the titles are written in French Language,

...52% of the titles are written in German Language, 

...some few 19th Century titles - published in USA - are written in English Language and in German Language,

..187 titles are written in Latin Language,

...11 titles are written in Latin Language and in German Language.

During the last 500 years many Library-collections were destroyed. Many Books / Pamphlets / Periodicals of the 19th & early 20th Centuries are 'physically' in a bad shape: dampness, mould, water stains, chemical paper-additives, printing-ink etc., all are negative reasons why the originals are damaged or even bridled. This means, there was / is an urgent need for preservation and access on 'Substitute-Media', otherwise such contents are lost forever.

Our ebook pages appear in the same font, same design, same layout as an original work. Many ebooks have full text searchable functions within the 'old' texts. and the ebooks are organised / structured towards user's expectations, in a way it was not possible before.

From an ebook 'licensing' point of view, Universities and University Libraries have different options to acquire our ebook collections through us or our partners.

The titles have been selected and subject-categorized by Scholars in Europe and the USA.

There are no title duplicates in / between the collections.

Electronic Bibliographic Records for microfiches-titles and ebook-titles are available.

Our collections with its titles serves University Libraries  for collection purposes, and / or Academic Institutions / Faculties for lectures purposes and research projects.

 

Additional comments: 

*quantities of titles, writers, pages, genres, sections, sets, collections, media etc. can be changed from us without prior notice;

the wording 'title' means 'Bibliographic record', meaning one title contains the content from one ‘physical’ printed volume; it could also mean that one 'title' contains the contents from more than one ‘physical’ printed volume ('Three deckers'), depending on the original print work(s).

Last update: 28 April 2022

 

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