Yorkshire CD books

Old and rare Yorkshire books on CDrom or as pdf file downloads

photograph of the book
The History of Scarborough (1882)
by Joseph Brogden Baker
The History of Scarborough (1931)
by Arthur Rowntree (and others)

CD ROM and download version
produced by Yorkshire CD books ©

Ordering information & payment methods: please see separate page.

Note that a download will be set up manually and therefore will not be instant.
The Price for the CDrom is post paid to your door only if in the U.K.
We no longer post CDroms abroad due to the high cost (over £4)
Please request a download if you are outside the U.K.

For sample pages, please see the links to the Acrobat (pdf) files given below.

The data on this CD rom/ downloadable pdf is computer searchable.

Navigation of the books on the CD rom is enhanced by the use of "Active Links".

Two books with the same titles, but written 50 years apart. There is little duplication between them, for instance Baker's covers Prehistoric times, whereas Rowntree's starts with the Roman period. There is good coverage of the Castle, port and harbour along with churches, non-conformists etc. Unfortunately, there is no index in the earlier book (not a problem on the CDrom, as that is searchable). There are over 500 pages in each of the books.

In order to give you a better idea of the information in the book the following items are available here on line:

Bakers "History of Scarborough"

Rowntree's "History of Scarborough"

The above Acrobat files were extracted from the CDrom and show the quality of the images. You will need at least version 5 of Acrobat to open this file. If you do not have an up to date version please go to the Adobe web-site to obtain a free version of Acrobat Reader.

The list of illustrations for Baker's History of Scarborough

The list of contents for Rowntree's History of Scarborough

If you would prefer the real book(s), please contact The Idle Booksellers through their website.

Page last updated at 11.25 on Wednesday, 03 February 2021, ©2010
(This page will not be updated again unless the information on it is found to be incorrect).
For the latest update date for the site, please see our Home Page.

Valid HTML 4.0!