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By: Thomas Stevens (1854-1935)

Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1 by Thomas Stevens Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Francisco from where he cycled to Boston to take a steamer to England. Crossing England, France, Central Europe and Asia Minor before he was turned back at the borders of Afghanistan. He returned part of the way to take a ship to Karachi, from where he crossed India. Another steam ship brought him from Calcutta to Hong Kong, and from Shanghai he set over to Japan, finally ending his journey after actually cycling 13...

Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 2 by Thomas Stevens Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 2

Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Francisco from where he cycled to Boston to take a steamer to England. Crossing England, France, Central Europe and Asia Minor before he was turned back at the borders of Afghanistan. He returned part of the way to take a ship to Karachi, from where he crossed India. Another steam ship brought him from Calcutta to Hong Kong, and from Shanghai he set over to Japan, finally ending his journey after actually cycling 13...

By: Elizabeth Moxon

Book cover English Housewifery Exemplified in above Four Hundred and Fifty Receipts Giving Directions for most Parts of Cookery

By: Mary Eaton (fl. 1823-1849)

Book cover The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Adapted to the Use of Private Families

By: Alice Bacon (1858-1918)

Japanese Girls and Women by Alice Bacon Japanese Girls and Women

A clear and delightful peek into the world of Japanese girls and women of the late 1800s: their childhood, education, marriage and intimate family life. And it is done by someone who admires the immense resources, abilities and strength shown by all of these girls and women. The intricate customs that bind the society together and must be learned by every girl, such as the annual Doll ceremony are explained as well as the difficult life of a Japanese wife of this period. Life among the nobles and upper class in the courts and castles, something long hidden away, is explored...

By: John Bourne

Book cover A Catechism of the Steam Engine

By: Alva Agee (1858-1943)

Book cover Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement
Book cover Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement

By: Lydia Maria Gurney

Book cover Things Mother Used to Make

By: William H. (William Henry) Dooley (1880-)

Book cover Textiles For Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools; Also Adapted to Those Engaged in Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods, Wool, Cotton, and Dressmaker's Trades

By: Catherine Owen (-1889)

Book cover Culture and Cooking Art in the Kitchen
Book cover Choice Cookery

By: Samuel McHarry

Book cover The Practical Distiller An Introduction To Making Whiskey

By: Ethel M. Mairet

Book cover Vegetable Dyes Being a Book of Recipes and Other Information Useful to the Dyer

By: Henry Festing Jones (1851-1928)

Diversions in Sicily by Henry Festing Jones Diversions in Sicily

Samuel Butler's biographer dedicates his urbane account of the culture and entertainments of rural Sicily to the unborn son of his guide to them.

By: Justus Hecker (1795-1850)

The Dancing Mania by Justus Hecker The Dancing Mania

Numerous theories have been proposed for the causes of dancing mania, and it remains unclear whether it was a real illness or a social phenomenon. One of the most prominent theories is that victims suffered from ergot poisoning, which was known as St Anthony’s Fire in the Middle Ages. During floods and damp periods, ergots were able to grow and affect rye and other crops. Ergotism can cause hallucinations, but cannot account for the other strange behaviour most commonly identified with dancing mania...

By: Thomas Browne

Religio Medici and Hydriotaphia by Thomas Browne Religio Medici and Hydriotaphia

Religio Medici (The Religion of a Doctor) sets out Sir Thomas Browne's spiritual testament as well as being an early psychological self-portrait. In its day, the book was a European best-seller. It was published in 1643 by the newly-qualified physician, and its unorthodox views placed it swiftly upon the Papal Index Librorum Prohibitorum in 1645. Although predominantly concerned with Christian faith, the Religio also meanders into digressions upon alchemy, hermetic philosophy, astrology, and physiognomy...

By: Judith Cohen Montefiore (1784-1862)

Book cover The Jewish Manual Practical Information in Jewish and Modern Cookery with a Collection of Valuable Recipes & Hints Relating to the Toilette

By: Catharine Esther Beecher (1800-1878)

Book cover A Treatise on Domestic Economy For the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School

By: Robert S. Rait (1874-1936)

Book cover Life in the Medieval University

By: King of Babylonia Hammurabi (-1750? BC)

Book cover The Oldest Code of Laws in the World The code of laws promulgated by Hammurabi, King of Babylon B.C. 2285-2242

By: Charles B. Michener (1838-)

Book cover Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

By: Mary A. Wilson

Book cover Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book Numerous New Recipes Based on Present Economic Conditions

By: Henrietta Latham Dwight

Book cover The Golden Age Cook Book

By: Reuel Howe (1905-1985)

Book cover Herein is Love

Prescient look at the church, its message and role in society, both perceived and true, focused through the lens of the biblical doctrine of love, and demonstrated in relationships between parent and child, parishioners and public, and pastor and people.

By: First Unitarian Society of San Francisco. Society for Christian Work

Book cover The Cookery Blue Book

By: John Andreas Widtsoe (1872-1952)

Book cover Dry-Farming : a System of Agriculture for Countries under a Low Rainfall

By: Edward H. (Edward Hammond) Clarke (1820-1877)

Book cover Sex in Education or, A Fair Chance for Girls

By: Fearing Burr

Book cover The Field and Garden Vegetables of America Containing Full Descriptions of Nearly Eleven Hundred Species and Varietes; With Directions for Propagation, Culture and Use.

By: Goldwin Smith (1823-1910)

Book cover Lectures and Essays

By: Grace Viall Gray

Book cover Every Step in Canning

By: John Wood

Book cover Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.

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