The edition pages: viewing facsimiles

For several sources, we have obtained limited permission to make facsimile images available to be viewed alongside their transcription. You can make facsimile images visible using the option in the settings (cog) menu. Once the ‘show facsimiles’ option has been selected, hovering over the transcribed text will make the associated image appear. Moving the cursor up or down through the text will cause the facsimile to recentre.

Facsimile images are presented in a scrolling format rather than as full pages in order to comply with the terms of the permissions to reproduce them. The image files involved are fairly large, and users may experience odd visual artefacts as they load. These will normally disappear quickly; please let us know if you have persistent trouble with this.

Screenshot of facsimile view