A broad collection of books and other texts from the 18th and 19th centuries ranging from devotional books and broadside to educational material and fiction. There are also catalogues from book actions.

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The book history collection contains the monographs of the Fennica literature of the Swedish era nearly in its entirety, book history and its research related works, and material about education and children’s literature from the 1600s. Within book history bibliographies, book auction lists, library catalogues and a set of assorted book history materials have been digitized, for example samples of letter types. Within education the main focus is on the 18th – 19th century Christian education – ABC-books, Sunday school publications, Biblical histories and catechisms. The children’s literature contains profane literature and various religious tracts for children, which at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century were abundantly published by many societies and associations.
Content type
Fulltext and metadata
Finnish, Swedish, latin, Germany, French, Russian, Ancient Greek
Data status
Primary source
3384 documents
Update frequency
2008-2018, Collection does not update anymore.
Metadata also in Fennica and Finna.fi
Broadside, Sermons, Upbringing, tracts
Devotional Books, Auction Catalogues, Books For Children, Grammar Books, leaflets
External information
National Library of Finland
Contact information
[email protected]
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