I got a link for an address that talked about public domain books that you could read in Google Books. The page contained a link to a title that looked as interesting to me. When I follow the link and reach the Google Books page, there is no preview button. Can somebody explain me what is happening? Sorry, but they don't let me to post screen captures. So here is a copy and paste of the Google promotion.
August 30, 2006 at 1:38 PM Posted by Adam Mathes, Associate Product Manager, Google Book Search
Starting today, you can go to Google Book Search and download full copies of out-of-copyright books to read at your own pace. You're free to choose from a diverse collection of public domain titles -- from well-known classics to obscure gems.
Before the rise of the public library -– a story chronicled in this 1897 edition of The Free Library – access to large collections of books was the privilege of a wealthy minority. Now, with the help of our wonderful library partners, we're able to offer you the ability to download and read PDF versions of out-of-copyright books from some of the world’s greatest collections.
Using Google Book Search, you can find The Free Library and many other extraordinary old books, such as:
- Ferriar's The Bibliomania
- A futurist from 1881's 1931: A Glance at the Twentieth Century
If I visit the second link:
I get no preview button or other way to read or download a book from 1881. If any other person gets a different result, can he explain me which is the cause?