By: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás (1844-1921)
A Traveller’s Narrative Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Báb
“This book is the history of a proscribed and persecuted sect written by one of themselves,” writes Professor Edward Granville Browne, the Cambridge Orientalist who translated this narrative. “After suffering in silence for nigh upon half a century, they at length find voice to tell their tale and offer their apology. Of this voice I am the interpreter.” This work is the story of the life of the Siyyid ‘Alí-Muhammad-i-Shírází (1819-1850), known as the “Báb”, which is Arabic for “Gate”...
By: Liberty H. Bailey (1858-1954)
|Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)|
|The Apple-Tree The Open Country Books—No. 1|
By: Thomas H. Burgoyne (1855-1894)
The Light of Egypt, vol II
"The Light of Egypt" will be found to be an Occult library in itself, a textbook of esoteric knowledge, setting forth the "wisdom Religion" of life, as taught by the Adepts of Hermetic Philosophy. It will richly repay all who are seeking the higher life to carefully study this book, as it contains in a nutshell the wisdom of the ages regarding man and his destiny, here and hereafter. The London and American first edition, also the French edition, Vol. I, met with lively criticism from Blavatsky Theosophists, because it annihilates that agreeable delusion of "Karma" and "Reincarnation" from the minds of all lovers of truth for truth's sake.
By: Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907)
Behind the Scenes
This is the autobiography of Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who bought her freedom with the money she earned as a seamstress. She eventually worked for Mary Lincoln. It is a fascinating book, filled with many recollections of her own life and her interactions with the Lincolns and other members of the government elite.
By: P. Austin Nuttall
|The Nuttall Encyclopædia Being a Concise and Comprehensive Dictionary of General Knowledge|
By: Johann Amos Comenius (1592-1670)
|The Orbis Pictus|
By: Leslie Stephen (1832-1904)
|The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I. A Judge of the High Court of Justice|
By: Kenelm Digby (1603-1665)
|The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened|
By: G. W. Septimus (George William Septimus) Piesse (1820-1882)
|The Art of Perfumery, and Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants|
By: Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888)
|Success with Small Fruits|
By: Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (c.1705-1775)
A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, also known as James Albert, (born ca. 1705 - 1775) was a freed slave and autobiographer. His autobiography is considered the first published by an African in Britain. Gronniosaw's autobiography was produced in Kidderminster in the late 1760s. Its full title is A Narrative of the Most remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, As related by himself. It was the first Slave narrative in the English language. Published in Bath in 1772, it gives a vivid account of Gronniosaw's life, from his capture in Africa through slavery to a life of poverty in Colchester and Kidderminster...
By: Hubert E. (Hubert Edwin) Collins (1872-1932)
|Steam Turbines A Book of Instruction for the Adjustment and Operation of the Principal Types of this Class of Prime Movers|
By: S. A. Reilly
|Our Legal Heritage|
By: Charles Babbage (1792-1871)
|On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures|
By: Franklin Beech
|The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student|
|The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics|
By: Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695)
Treatise on Light
Treatise on Light was published in 1690 and is probably the largest scientific volume on light published before Newton's Opticks. The book explains how light travels (i.e., that it has a certain velocity), and what happens when it hits a surface (refraction and reflection). A large portion of the book is devoted to the double refraction occurring in Iceland chrystal, and all drawn conclusions are proved geometrically. Christiaan Huygens (1629 - 1695) was a prominent physicist and astronomer. His main discoveries are the centrifugal force, collision laws for bodies and the argument that light consists of waves...
By: Hiram Bingham (1875-1956)
Prof. Hiram Bingham of Yale Makes the Greatest Archaeological Discovery of the Age by Locating and Excavating Ruins of Machu Picchu on a Peak in the Andes of Peru.There is nothing new under the sun, they say. That is only relatively true. Just now, when we thought there was practically no portion of the earth's surface still unknown, when the discovery of a single lake or mountain, or the charting of a remote strip of coast line was enough to give a man fame as an explorer, one member of the daredevil explorers' craft has "struck it rich...
By: Florence A. Merriam (1863-1948)
A-Birding on a Bronco
Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey (August 8, 1863 - September 22, 1948) was an American ornithologist and nature writer. She started observing bird behavior at a time when most bird study was based on collections and skins. By 1885, she began to write articles focusing on protecting birds. Her introduction of a birdwatching field guide, aimed at living birds, is considered the first in the tradition of modern bird guides. She wrote the first of these at the age of 26, initially as a series of notes in the Audubon Magazine and later as books. In "A-Birding on a Bronco," she writes an engaging memoir about her several trips to study birds on a ranch in California in the late 1800's.
By: Henry Drummond
The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Addresses
The spiritual classic The Greatest Thing In the World is a trenchant and tender analysis of Christian love as set forth in the thirteenth chapter of I Corinthians. The other addresses speak to other aspects of Christian life and thought.
By: Derek J. de Solla (Derek John de Solla) Price (1922-1983)
|On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass|
By: Marguerite Stockman Dickson
Vocational Guidance for Girls
VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR GIRLSBy MARGUERITE STOCKMAN DICKSONA FOREWORDFortunate are we to have from the pen of Mrs. Dickson a book on the vocational guidance of girls. Mrs. Dickson has the all-round life experiences which give her the kind of training needed for a broad and sympathetic approach to the delicate, intricate, and complex problems of woman's life in the swiftly changing social and industrial world. Mrs. Dickson was a teacher for seven years in the grades in the city of New York. She then became the partner of a superintendent of schools in the business of making a home...
By: M. G. (Maurice Grenville) Kains (1868-1946)
|Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses|
By: George Herbert Betts (1868-1934)
|The Mind and Its Education|
|New Ideals in Rural Schools|
By: David Starr Jordan (1851-1931)
The words in this essay on positive thought sing like those in Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." The author praises joyous living and recommends certain routes to its attainment. He explores schooling (public secondary and the university), travel, and the study of nature as ways to stay buoyant during life's trials. He also praises the power of the arts (literature, music, painting, sculpture) to keep spirits soaring.
By: John H. White (1933-)
|The 'Pioneer': Light Passenger Locomotive of 1851 United States Bulletin 240, Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology, paper 42, 1964|
|Introduction of the Locomotive Safety Truck Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology: Paper 24|
By: Mabel Osgood Wright (1859-1934)
|The Garden, You, and I|
By: Henry H. Saylor (1880-)
|Making a Fireplace|
By: Interborough Rapid Transit Company
|The New York Subway Its Construction and Equipment|
By: John Mead Gould (1839-1930)
|How to Camp Out|
By: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)
The Compleat Angler
The Compleat Angler is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Walton did not profess to be an expert with the fly, but in the use of the live worm, the grasshopper and the frog "Piscator" could speak as a master. There were originally only two interlocutors in the opening scene, "Piscator" and "Viator"; but in the second edition, as if in answer to an objection that "Piscator" had it too much in his own way in praise of angling, he introduced the falconer, "Auceps," changed "Viator" into "Venator" and made the new companions each dilate on the joys of his favourite sport.
|The Complete Angler 1653|
By: Hattie E. Macomber
|Stories of Great Inventors Fulton, Whitney, Morse, Cooper, Edison|
By: James Cardinal Gibbons (1834-1921)
The Faith of Our Fathers
The Faith of Our Fathers: A Plain Exposition and Vindication of the Church Founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ is a book published in 1876 by archbishop James Gibbons, which became a best-selling conversion manual in the United States, and by 1980 was in its 111th printing.(From the preface) “The object of this little volume is to present in a plain and practical form an exposition and vindication of the principal tenets of the Catholic Church. It was thought sufficient to devote but a brief space to such Catholic doctrines and practices as are happily admitted by Protestants, while those that are controverted by them are more elaborately elucidated...
By: H. Ling (Henry Ling) Roth (1855-1925)
|Ancient Egyptian and Greek Looms|
By: Brandon Head
|The Food of the Gods A Popular Account of Cocoa|
By: Frederick F. Rockwell (1884-1976)
|Home Vegetable Gardening — a Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits and Berries Worth Growing for Home Use|
|Gardening Indoors and Under Glass A Practical Guide to the Planting, Care and Propagation of House Plants, and to the Construction and Management of Hotbed, Coldframe and Small Greenhouse|
By: Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The Boy With the U.S. Census
THE BOY WITH THE U.S. CENSUSBY FRANCIS ROLT-WHEELERPREFACELife in America to-day is adventurous and thrilling to the core. Border warfare of the most primitive type still is waged in mountain fastnesses, the darkest pages in the annals of crime now are being written, piracy has but changed its scene of operations from the sea to the land, smugglers ply a busy trade, and from their factory prisons a hundred thousand children cry aloud for rescue. The flame of Crusade sweeps over the land and the call for volunteers is abroad...
By: Claude H. Miller
Outdoor Sports and Games
The Library of Work and Play, OUTDOOR SPORTS AND GAMESBy CLAUDE H. MILLER, PH.B.INTRODUCTORY The human body a perfect machine--How to keep well--Outdoor sleeping--Exercise and play--Smoking--Walking Suppose you should wake up Christmas morning and find yourself to be the owner of a bicycle. It is a brand-new wheel and everything is in perfect working order. The bearings are well oiled, the nickel is bright and shiny and it is all tuned up and ready for use. If you are a careful, sensible boy you can have fun with it for a long time until finally, like the One Hoss Shay in the poem, it wears out and goes to pieces all at once...
By: Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911)
The Art of Travel
The Art of Travel is a handbook of practical advice for the adventure seeking Victorian. We hear how to organize all steps of a voyage, from the very beginnings (qualifications of a traveller, how to organize an expedition, the perfect outfit), to the actual trip (how to choose a bivouac, huts and tents, what game to shoot - and how, dealing with (hostile) savages), until the final, hopefully successful, return of the traveller (arranging memoranda).
By: Friedrich Christian Accum (1769-1838)
|A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons|
By: W. H. (William Henry) Smyth (1788-1865)
|The Sailor's Word-Book An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, including Some More Especially Military and Scientific, but Useful to Seamen; as well as Archaisms of Early Voyagers, etc.|
By: Maria W. Stewart (1803-1879)
Meditations from the Pen
Maria W. Stewart was America's first black woman political writer. Between 1831 and 1833, she gave four speeches on the topics of slavery and women's rights. Meditations From The Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart—published in 1879 shortly before her death—is a collection of those speeches as well as her memoir, some meditations and prayers. They are political, poetical and sermon all at the same time; but in the mileu in which she lectured, they were a critically important part of the abolitionist movement years before the contributions of others such as Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth...
By: Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
Woman in the Nineteenth Century and Kindred Papers Relating to the Sphere, Condition, and Duties of Women
Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was an American feminist, writer, and intellectual associated with the Transcendentalist movement. Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845) is considered the first major feminist work in the United States. Her life was short but full. She became the first editor of the transcendentalist journal The Dial in 1840, before joining the staff of the New York Tribune under Horace Greeley in 1844. By the time she was in her 30s, Fuller had earned a reputation as the best-read person in New England, male or female, and became the first woman allowed to use the library at Harvard College...
By: John Augustine Zahm (1851-1921)
Woman in Science
A history of woman's role in science through the ages and the many contributions she has made.Chapter Titles are:1. Woman's Long Struggle for Things of the Mind2. Woman's Capacity for Scientific Pursuits3. Women in Mathematics4. Women in Astronomy5. Women in Physics6. Women in Chemistry7. Women in the Natural Sciences8. Women in Medicine and Surgery9. Women in Archæology10. Women as Inventors11. Women as Inspirers and Collaborators in Science12. The Future of Women in Science: Summary and Epilogue
By: Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1834-1919)
|Freedom in Science and Teaching. from the German of Ernst Haeckel|
By: Charles Hemstreet (1866-?)
The Story of Manhattan
The history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. It begins with Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan in 1609. And it finishes in 1898 when the island of Manhattan becomes the Borough of Manhattan of Greater New York.
By: Raymond F. (Raymond Francis) Yates (1895-)
|Boys' Book of Model Boats|
By: Helen Campbell (1839-1918)
|The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking Adapted to Domestic Use or Study in Classes|
By: J. B. (Joseph Bernard) Wagner (1870-)
|Seasoning of Wood|
By: Edward Samuel Corwin (1878-1963)
|The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 30, 1952|
|John Marshall and the Constitution; a chronicle of the Supreme court|
By: Mary Stoyell Stimpson
The Child's Book of American Biography
In every country there have been certain men and women whose busy lives have made the world better or wiser. The names of such are heard so often that every child should know a few facts about them. It is hoped the very short stories told here may make boys and girls eager to learn more about these famous people. (from the Forward of the text)
By: Carlotta Cherryholmes Greer
|School and Home Cooking|
By: William N. Brown
|Handbook on Japanning: 2nd Edition For Ironware, Tinware, Wood, Etc. With Sections on Tinplating and Galvanizing|