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Harrison Ainsworth / HXA7241


Form: Printed book
Title: Conversations of Goethe, with Eckermann and Soret
Author: Johann Peter Eckermann
Translator: John Oxenford
Publisher: George Bell & Sons, London.
Date: 1906
Printer: William Clowes and Sons, Limited, London and Beccles.
British Library MARC21: 001-010218011
Description: Dark red cloth over board binding, 130mm x 185mm x 43mm, 612 pages plus 32 pages of publishers adverts plus 1 at front and 1 at back



The document is XHTML1.0 strict and CSS1. The XHTML is wholly conformant. The CSS is wholly conformant except for use of the a:hover pseudo class.

Character encoding is ASCII 7bit (as a subset of UTF-8). Special characters are XHTML1.0 entities.

Quotation marks are coded as distinct left and right symbols. Apostrophes are coded as the univalent '.

Dublin Core metadata is included embedded in the head element.

Language attributes are included. Determining them was casually done, and a more thorough effort could improve this somewhat. Several cases will remain difficult or impossible to decide.

Years have fragment ids, of the form: _1822. Sections have fragment ids of the form: vol_1823-07-15 where vol is v12, v3e, or v3s. Paragraphs have fragment ids of the form: v12_1823-07-15_p3, and p2_p14 for prefaces. (There are three exceptions, sections: v12_1828-10-09_s2 , v12_1832-03_s1, and v12_1832-03_s2)

Page breaks in the original source are coded as comments, of the form: <!--pagestartoriginal-027-->, and <!--pagestartoriginal-xiv--> for prefaces.


It seems safe to assume the pure textual content created by Eckermann and Oxenford is in the public domain.