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SPL Rare Books


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The SP Lohia Collection exists to preserve the world’s most precious books and manuscripts for the use of future generations. Using the very latest technology, we make high-resolution digital copies so that the whole world can share the beauty of these fragile treasures, and the wisdom they contain.

Rare books on iPad

SPL Rare Books for iPad includes the private collection of Mr S.P. Lohia – a collection which he is proud to share with the world through this app. And with over 1500 books and 25,000 images there is something for everyone.

SPL Rare Books includes the collection by Mr S.P. Lohia – a collection which he is proud to share with the world through this app. And with over 1500 books and 25,000 images there is something for everyone. A diverse range of categories from Botany to Sports to Maps all of which include the beautiful hand-drawn illustrations in high resolution.

Each book can be viewed in full, with interactive page-turning and thumbnails for quick browsing. Or you can switch on the slideshow, sit back and enjoy as the pages turn before you.

A classic example publication is ‘The Great & Small Game of Europe, Western & Northern Asia & America’ by Richard Lydekker (published in 1901). The sheer number of stunning illustrations of animals is fantastic. Many are now sadly extinct or close to it – but are captured forever in this magnificent book. It’s well worth checking out.

SPL Rare Books is a completely free download and is available for iPad from the App Store now.