Most of the books in this library are digital copies of books that were preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. They have survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the books to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country.
Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that’s often difficult to discover.
Marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file – a reminder of this book’s long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you.