By: K. Langloh Parker
Australian Legendary Tales Folk-Lore of the Noongahburrahs As Told To The Piccaninnies
A Collection of Australian Aboriginal Legendary Folk-Lore Tales, legends of the Narran tribe, known among themselves as Noongahburrahs.
By: Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930)
|Farthest North Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship 'Fram' 1893-1896 Vol. I|
By: Mary MacGregor
Stories of King Arthur's Knights Told to the Children
A collection of Arthurian tales retold for children.
By: Théodule Ribot (1839-1916)
Essay on the Creative Imagination
“It is quite generally recognized that psychology has remained in the semi-mythological, semi-scholastic period longer than most attempts at scientific formulization. For a long time it has been the “spook science” per se, and the imagination, now analyzed by M. Ribot in such a masterly manner, has been one of the most persistent, apparently real, though very indefinite, of psychological spooks. Whereas people have been accustomed to speak of the imagination as an entity sui generis, as a...
By: Lacy Collison-Morley
Greek and Roman Ghost Stories
A non-fiction work, comparing and collecting ghost stories by Classical Greek and Republican or Imperial Roman authors.
By: Carlton McCarthy (1847-1936)
Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865
The author, who fought as a private in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, describes the Confederate soldier’s daily struggles with hunger, illness, fear, and the perils of combat; as well as his pride of service, love of comrades, and courage in the face of overwhelming odds
By: Abbie Farwell Brown (1871-1927)
|The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts|
By: William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
|Captain Cook His Life, Voyages, and Discoveries|
By: Carolyn Wells (1862-1942)
By: Friedrich Kerst
Mozart, The Man and the Artist as Revealed in His Own Words
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name is one of the most recognizable names in history and one of the most enduring of composers. At age 5, this “wunderkinder” took to the stage and began his life as a prolific and celebrated creator-genius of such luminous works the world has not known since. This collection of morsels taken from his personal letters is engaging and gives a look into the mind of the boy wonder. Was he mad? Was he miraculous?
By: Thérèse de Dillmont (1846-1890)
|Encyclopedia of Needlework|
By: Cornelia Mee
Exercises in Knitting
Mrs. Mee, her husband, and her sister ran a yarn and needlework import/warehouse business in Bath, England. Her books primarily contain practical everyday items that knit up quickly with the busy homemaker in mind. At this time, published knitting “receipts” did not contain abbreviations and were laborious to use. They were, however, rich in error! Later in her career, due to circumstances of war and the resulting social stress and poverty, many of her knitting books were printed for ladies’ charitable societies, which used her knitting “receipts” to clothe the poor mill workers who were out of work due to the American Civil War and the embargo of cotton.
By: Maturin Murray Ballou (1820-1895)
|Foot-prints of Travel or, Journeyings in Many Lands|
|Due West or Round the World in Ten Months|
By: George L. Apperson (1857-1937)
The Social History of Smoking
This work tells the history of smoking in England from the social point of view. Thus it does not deal with the history of tobacco growing or tobacco related manufacture, but is rather the story of how smoking has fitted in with the fashions and customs throughout the ages, and the changes in the attitude of society towards smoking.
By: Padraic Colum (1881-1972)
The King of Ireland's Son
The King of Ireland's Son is a children's novel published in Ireland in 1916 written by Padraic Colum, and illustrated by Willy Pogany. It is the story of the eldest of the King of Ireland's sons, and his adventures winning and then finding Fedelma, the Enchanter's Daughter, who after being won is kidnapped from him by the King of the Land of Mist. It is solidly based in Irish folklore, itself being originally a folktale. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
By: Paul Lacroix (1806-1884)
Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period
A comprehensive and detailed account of medieval life and culture in France, with reference to other parts of Europe, including chapters on private life, food, hunting, games and pastimes, costume, privileges and rights, justice, commerce, finance, and punishments. The online text of the book has over 400 illustrations. Warning: Sections 27 and 28, Punishments, may be disturbing to those of a sensitive disposition.
By: Jennie Ellis Keysor
Biographies of Raphael Santi, Murillo, Peter Paul Rubens, and Albrecht Durer. This is a wonderful tool for art study as there are references for further study, as well as ideas for language arts to incorporate into the study.
|Fra Angelico a sketch|
By: Cecil Henry Bompas
Folklore of the Santal Parganas
This is an intriguing collection of folklore from the Santal Parganas, a district in India located about 150 miles from Calcutta. As its Preface implies, this collection is intended to give an unadulterated view of a culture through its folklore. It contains a variety of stories about different aspects of life, including family and marriage, religion, and work. In this first volume, taken from Part I, each story is centered around a particular human character. These range from the charmingly clever (as in the character, The Oilman, in the story, “The Oilman and His Sons”) to the tragically comical (as in the character, Jhore, in the story “Bajun and Jhore”)...
By: Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
|The Cannibal Islands Captain Cook's Adventure in the South Seas|
|The Ocean and its Wonders|
By: Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (1862-1932)
The Greek View of Life
“With the Greek civilisation beauty perished from the world. Never again has it been possible for man to believe that harmony is in fact the truth of all existence.”This elegantly-written work provides a splendid introduction to the Greeks of the classic period: how they thought, wrote, and organised their lives and loves. Although it dates from the 1890s, there is very little about it that has dated. To its author’s credit, the subject of “Greek love” is dealt with in a sane and factual context - despite the judicial assassination of Oscar Wilde going on in the background...
By: Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574)
Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects
The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the most- read work of the older literature of art", "some of the Italian Renaissance's most influential writing on art", and "one of the founding texts in art history"...
|The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)|
By: Harold Speed
The Practice and Science of Drawing
THE PRACTICE & SCIENCE OF DRAWINGBY HAROLD SPEEDPREFACEPermit me in the first place to anticipate the disappointment of any student who opens this book with the idea of finding wrinkles on how to draw faces, trees, clouds, or what not, short cuts to excellence in drawing, or any of the tricks so popular with the drawing masters of our grandmothers and still dearly loved by a large number of people. No good can come of such methods, for there are no short cuts to excellence. But help of a very practical kind it is the aim of the following pages to give; although it may be necessary to make a greater call upon the intelligence of the student than these Victorian methods attempted...
By: James Slough Zerbe (1850-)
|Practical Mechanics for Boys|
By: George Hamilton
Voyage Round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora
George Hamilton was the surgeon assigned to the frigate Pandora. The British Admiralty ordered the ship to the Pacific to arrest the Bounty mutineers and bring them back to England for trial. The commander, Captain Edward Edwards, also was ordered to chart the passage between Australia and New Guinea. While Edwards managed to arrest the mutineers still on Tahiti, he sank the Pandora on a reef near Australia. Hamilton tells this story and also the story of the crew’s fate after the Pandora sank.
By: Walter Pater
Appreciations, with an Essay on Style
Appreciations, with an Essay on Style, is a collection of Walter Pater's previously-published essays on literature. The collection was well received by public and critic since its first edition, in 1889. The volume includes an appraisal of the poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, first printed in 1883, a few months after Rossetti's death; an essay on Thomas Browne, whose Baroque style Pater admired; and a discussion of Measure for Measure, one of Pater's most often reprinted pieces. The second edition, published in 1890, had a few modifications, and is the basis for all other editions of the book.
|The Renaissance Studies in Art and Poetry|
|The Renaissance: studies in art and poetry|
|Greek Studies: a Series of Essays|
By: Horatio Alger (1832-1899)
|Chester Rand or The New Path to Fortune|
By: Mrs. (Isabella Mary) Beeton (1836-1865)
|Beeton's Book of Needlework|
By: Estelle M. Hurll (1863-1924)
|Raphael A Collection Of Fifteen Pictures And A Portrait Of The Painter With Introduction And Interpretation|
|Rembrandt A Collection Of Fifteen Pictures and a Portrait of the Painter with Introduction and Interpretation|
|Michelangelo A Collection Of Fifteen Pictures And A Portrait Of The Master, With Introduction And Interpretation|
|The Madonna in Art|
|Sir Joshua Reynolds A Collection of Fifteen Pictures and a Portrait of the Painter with Introduction and Interpretation|
|Correggio A Collection Of Fifteen Pictures And A Portrait Of The Painter With Introduction And Interpretation|
|Van Dyck A Collection Of Fifteen Pictures And A Portrait Of The Painter With Introduction And Interpretation|
|Jean Francois Millet|
By: Emily Burbank (?-?)
Woman as Decoration
A guide for women to complement their dress to their surroundings, be it in their own home, on outings or on stage. Please note that there is a separate chapter with the captions of the fashion plates which can be found in the online text.
By: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
|Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry|
By: Elsie Spicer Eells
Fairy Tales from Brazil
This book, subtitled "How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-Lore", is a collection of short stories, most of them etiologial myths from Brazilian Indian Folklore.
By: William Sangster (1808-1888)
Umbrellas and Their History
A whimsically serious look at the umbrella and society.
By: Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901)
|The Chaplet of Pearls|
By: Thomas Tapper (1864-1958)
Music Talks With Children
"A book of this kind, though addressed to children, must necessarily reach them through an older person. The purpose is to suggest a few of the many aspects which music may have even to the mind of a child. If these chapters, or whatever may be logically suggested by them, be actually used as the basis of simple Talks with children, music may become to them more than drill and study. They should know it as an art, full of beauty and of dignity; full of pure thought and abounding in joy. Music with these characteristics is the true music of the heart...
By: Frederick Litchfield
Illustrated History of Furniture
From the Earliest to the Present TimeBy Frederick Litchfield.PREFACE.In the following pages the Author has placed before the reader an account of the changes in the design of Decorative Furniture and Woodwork, from the earliest period of which we have any reliable or certain record until the present time. A careful selection of illustrations has been made from examples of established authenticity, the majority of which are to be seen, either in the Museums to which reference is made, or by permission of the owners; and the representations of the different interiors will convey an idea of the character and disposition of the furniture of the periods to which they refer...
By: Samuel Smiles (1852?-)
|A Boy's Voyage Round the World|
By: Henry Adams (1838-1918)
|Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres|
By: Louis Tracy (1863-1928)
|A Son of the Immortals|
By: Katharine Elizabeth Dopp (1863-1944)
Katharine E. Dopp was well-known as a teacher and writer of children’s textbooks at the turn of the 20th Century. She was among the first educators to encourage the incorporation of physical and practical activity into the elementary school curriculum at a time when such activities were becoming less commonplace in a child’s home environment. The Tree-Dwellers – The Age of Fear is the first in a series of elementary school texts written by Ms. Dopp that focus on the anthropological development of early human groups...
|The Later Cave-Men|
By: Ignatius Loyola Donnelly (1831-1901)
Atlantis: The Antediluvian World
"Atlantis: The Antediluvian World is a book published during 1882 by Minnesota populist politician Ignatius L. Donnelly, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during 1831. Donnelly considered Plato's account of Atlantis as largely factual and attempted to establish that all known ancient civilizations were descended from this supposed lost land. Many of its theories are the source of many modern-day concepts we have about Atlantis, like the civilization and technology beyond its time, the origins of all present races and civilizations, a civil war between good and evil, etc."
By: A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster) Hamlin (1855-1926)
|A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised|
By: Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (1856-1923)
|The Girl and the Kingdom Learning to Teach|
By: William Fairham
|Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.|
By: John S. C. Abbott (1805-1877)
|Hortense Makers of History Series|
By: Estelle M. Hurll (1863-1924)
Child-life in Art
The poetry of childhood is full of attractiveness to the artist, and many and varied are the forms in which he interprets it. The Christ-child has been his highest ideal. All that human imagination could conceive of innocence and purity and divine loveliness has been shown forth in the delineation of the Babe of Bethlehem. The influence of such art has made itself felt upon all child pictures. It matters not whether the subject be a prince or a street-waif; the true artist sees in him something which is lovable and winning, and transfers it to his canvas for our lasting pleasure.
By: Vitruvius Pollio
|An Abridgment of the Architecture of Vitruvius Containing a System of the Whole Works of that Author|
By: Henry Ernest Dudeney (1857-1930)
|The Canterbury Puzzles And Other Curious Problems|
By: E. T. C. (Edward Theodore Chalmers) Werner (1864-1954)
|Myths and Legends of China|
By: Dudley Landon Vaill (1873-?)
The County Regiment
A sketch of the second regiment of Connecticut volunteer heavy artillery, originally the Nineteenth Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War.
By: Henry H. Windsor (1859-1924)
|Mission Furniture How to Make It, Part I|
By: Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
|Vikram and the Vampire; Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, and Romance|
By: Edward R. (Edward Richard) Shaw (1855-1903)
|Big People and Little People of Other Lands|
By: Emory Adams Allen (1853-)
|The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races|
By: Oliver Herford (1863-1935)
|Confessions of a Caricaturist|
By: William Hanford Edwards
Football Days: Memories of the Game and of the Men behind the Ball
A book reminiscent of the days when football was gaining popularity in America by MHAIJH85
By: Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)
|Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1|
By: Archibald Williams
|Things To Make|
By: Pictorial Photographers of America
|Pictorial Photography in America 1920|
|Pictorial Photography in America 1922|
|Pictorial Photography in America 1921|
By: John Addington Symonds (1840-1893)
|The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti|
By: T. Roger Smith (1830-1903)
|Architecture Gothic and Renaissance|
|Architecture Classic and Early Christian|
By: Charles Donagh Maginnis (1867-1955)
|Pen Drawing An Illustrated Treatise|
By: Kate Heintz Watson
|Textiles and Clothing|
By: Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911)
|Two Centuries of Costume in America, Volume 1 (1620-1820)|
By: William Ralston Shedden-Ralston (1828-1889)
Russian Fairy Tales
Russian Fairy Tales is an anthology of stories by a noted Russian scholar and translator. The 51 stories are thematically organized with introductory material to put them both in the context of Russian folklore and in their relation to the myths of other cultures. This text has something for the intellectual reader as well as for someone who just likes a good fairy tale.
By: Otto K. Wohlers
|A Course In Wood Turning|
By: Edward Lasker (1885-1981)
|Chess and Checkers : the Way to Mastership|
By: G. E. Mitton
|Round the Wonderful World|
By: A. Hugh (Alfred Hugh) Fisher (1867-1945)
|Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Hereford, A Description Of Its Fabric And A Brief History Of The Episcopal See|
By: Clara Erskine Clement Waters (1834-1916)
|A History of Art for Beginners and Students Painting, Sculpture, Architecture|
By: Ernest Rhys (1859-1946)
|Frederic Lord Leighton An Illustrated Record of His Life and Work|
By: Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937)
|The Van Dwellers A Strenuous Quest for a Home|
By: Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616)
|The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 01|
|Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage|
By: H. M. (Herbert Minton) Cundall (1848-1940)
|Masters of Water-Colour Painting|
By: Lina Beard
|Little Folks' Handy Book|
By: Fay-Cooper Cole (1881-1961)
|The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao The R. F. Cummings Philippine Expedition|
|Traditions of the Tinguian: a Study in Philippine Folk-Lore|
|A Study in Tinguian Folk-Lore|
By: Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959)
Worst Journey in the World, Vol 1
The Worst Journey in the World is a memoir of the 1910–1913 British Antarctic Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott. It was written and published in 1922 by a survivor of the expedition, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and has earned wide praise for its frank treatment of the difficulties of the expedition, the causes of its disastrous outcome, and the meaning (if any) of human suffering under extreme conditions.
By: Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882)
|Two Years Before the Mast|