By: Arthur Cheney Train (1875-1945)
|Courts and Criminals|
By: Candace Wheeler (1827-1923)
|How to make rugs|
By: Henry Edward Krehbiel (1854-1923)
How to Listen to Music
This book is "not written for professional musicians, but for untaught lovers of the art". It gives broad instruction on composers, styles, instruments, venues - and when to believe the critics.
By: Margaret Sanger (1879-1966)
Woman and the New Race
Margaret Sanger was an American sex educator and nurse who became one of the leading birth control activists of her time, having at one point, even served jail time for importing birth control pills, then illegal, into the United States. Woman and the New Race is her treatise on how the control of population size would not only free women from the bondage of forced motherhood, but would elevate all of society. The original fight for birth control was closely tied to the labor movement as well as the Eugenics movement, and her book provides fascinating insight to a mostly-forgotten turbulent battle recently fought in American history.
By: Philip Melanchthon (1597-1560)
The Augsburg Confession
The Augsburg Confession is the first and most fundamental Confession of the Lutheran Church. It was composed for a public reading at the Diet of Augsburg on June 25, 1530. Although written by Melanchthon, it was presented as the official answer of the undersigned German princes to the summons of Emperor Charles V. Two copies were presented on the same day, one in German, the other in Latin. This work translates a conflation of the German and Latin texts and was prepared for the Concordia Triglotta of 1921. (Introduction by Jonathan Lange)
A Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope
The Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope (1537) (Latin, Tractatus de Potestate et Primatu Papae), The Tractate for short, is the seventh Lutheran credal document of the Book of Concord. Philip Melanchthon, its author, completed it on February 17, 1537 during the assembly of princes and theologians in Smalcald.
By: T. R. (Thomas Richard) Allinson
|Dr. Allinson's cookery book Comprising many valuable vegetarian recipes|
By: Agnes von Blomberg Bensly
Our Journey to Sinai
Fortress-walled Saint Catherine's monastery on the Sinai peninsula has been a pilgrimage site since its founding by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. According to tradition, the monastery sits at the base of the mountain where Moses received the Tablets of the Law. Set in rugged country, accessible in times past only by a many days journey by camel across barren desert, the monastery survived intact through the centuries, and, as a result, became a rich repository of religious history—told through its icons, mosaics, and the books and manuscripts in the monastery library...
By: Frank Henderson
Six Years in the Prisons of England
A Merchant talks about daily life inside prisons of England, describes routines and how prisoners are treated. He notes stories of how fellow prisoners came to be in prison, and his ideas about the penal system, its downfalls and ways to improve it. The reader can see similarities to the problems we still have in regarding "criminals" today. (Introduction by Elaine Webb)
By: W. H. (William Herbert) Simmons
|The Handbook of Soap Manufacture|
By: Amelia Simmons (c. 1700s-1800s)
American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was the first known cookbook written by an American, published in 1796. Until this time, the cookbooks printed and used in what became the United States were British cookbooks, so the importance of this book is obvious to American culinary history, and more generally, to the history of America. The full title of this book was: American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plum to plain cake: Adapted to this country, and all grades of life. (Description from Wikipedia)
By: S. Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
Curious Myths of the Middle Ages
This volume is an example of Sabine Baring-Gould's extensive research into the middle ages. This volume of 12 curiosities was one of Baring-Gould's most successful publications.
By: Eliza Leslie (1787-1858)
|Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|
|Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats, by Miss Leslie|
By: St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)
Treatise on Purgatory
Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, born Genoa 1447 – 15 September 1510) is an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in 1497 and 1501. She died in that city in 1510.In 1551, 41 years after her death, a book about her life and teaching was published, entitled Libro de la vita mirabile et dottrina santa de la Beata Caterinetta de Genoa...
By: William Wood (1864-1947)
Chronicles of Canada Volume 31 - All Afloat: A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways
No exhaustive Canadian 'water history' can possibly be attempted here. That would require a series of its own. But at least a first attempt will be made to give some general idea of what such a history would contain in fuller detail: of the kayaks and canoes the Eskimos and Indians used before the white man came, and use today; of the small craft moved by oar and sail that slowly displaced those moved only by the paddle; of the sailing vessels proper, and how they plied along Canadian waterways,...
By: William Charles Henry Wood (1864-1947)
|Draft of a Plan for Beginning Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador|
By: Milo M. Hastings (1884-1957)
|The Dollar Hen|
By: James Anthony Froude (1818-1894)
|Short Studies on Great Subjects|
By: John Fiske (1842-1901)
|The Unseen World and Other Essays|
By: Francis Key Howard (1826-1872)
Fourteen Months in American Bastiles
Francis Key Howard recounts in this book his life as a political prisoner of the United States. He points out that he was held captive at the same location where his grandfather was inspired to write the national anthem about the "land of the free," which makes a very stunning contrast. The sufferings that were imposed on him by the Union forces had the effect of solidifying his determination to resist unjust governmental dictates. (Introduction by Katie Riley)
By: Henry Watson Wilbur (1851-1914)
President Lincoln's Attitude Towards Slavery and Emancipation
A review of events prior to, during and following the American Civil War bringing an insightful perspective on Lincoln's true attitude toward slavery and emancipation.
By: Joshua Rose
|Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught Comprising instructions in the selection and preparation of drawing instruments|
By: William Ruschenberger (1807-1895)
The Elements of Botany
The Elements of Botany is one of seven in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. It is a succinct little textbook that presents a solid introduction to plant science.
By: Edward V. Lucas (1868-1938)
Highways and Byways in Sussex
A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, gravestone epitaphs and a gentle sense of humour. The author colours the countryside with his nostalgia for times past and regret for the encroaching future, his resentment of churches with locked doors, and his love of deer parks, ruined castles and the silent hills.(I must add my apologies for my attempts at the Sussex dialect in the chapter on that subject.)[This book is of Reading Grade of 9...
By: John Victor Lacroix (1882-)
|Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1|
By: Thomas J. Murrey
By: Samuel Pegge (1704-1796)
|The Forme of Cury A Roll of Ancient English Cookery Compiled, about A.D. 1390|
By: William A. Alcott (1798-1859)
|Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men|
By: Hippolyte Dreyfus-Barney (1873-1928)
The Universal Religion: Bahaism - Its Rise and Social Import
“Bahaism is not a new religion,” writes Hippolyte Dreyfus-Barney, “It is religion renewed… it does not pretend to represent the whole Truth; on the contrary, it recognises Truth in fundamental principles which are the basis of all former dispensations, and which for that very reason form the standpoint of concord too long lost sight of. And it requires people to renounce ancient superstitions, to abandon the dead letter in order to be penetrated by the living and vivifying spirit, then by...