Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800  Connect to Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
Also known as: Evans Digital Edition (1639-1800); America's Historical Imprints
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Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 includes all American imprints from the 17th and 18th centuries which were identified in the American Bibliography by Charles Evans and in the Supplement to Evans’ American Bibliography by Roger Bristol.

The collection is a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. It is the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and many other topics.

37,370 bibliographic records for materials included in the Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 database have been loaded into DELCAT.

Coverage: 1639-1800
Personalization: Documents may be added to “My Collection” by clicking on the “Add to My Collection” box next to a citation in a search result. To view, print, or download these documents, click on “View My Collection” near the top of the screen.
Output Formats:

To print a document:

  1. Click on “First Page” at the bottom left of a citation in a results list
  2. When the image of a document is retrieved, click on “Download Pages” at the upper right of a citation
  3. Specify the range of pages to download or else select separate pages (maximum of 25 at one time)
  4. Click on “Click here to download your Document”
  5. Print the PDF document from the print icon within the the Acrobat window in your browser

Single page images may be download in PDF or TIFF format.

Help: “Search Hints” are on every page; click on “ ... More help” for more extensive online help. For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Related Resources: The Library holds, on microfiche (Microfiche S 269), the complete Early American Imprints, 1639-1800, based on Evans and Bristol, and which constitutes the foundation of Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800. The microfiche collection was first published by Readex in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).
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Producer: Readex Academic & Research Library Division

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/16/14