By: William A. Alcott (1798-1859)
|Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men|
By: Queen of Great Britain Victoria (1819-1901)
|The Letters of Queen Victoria : A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence between the Years 1837 and 1861 Volume 1, 1837-1843|
By: Friedrich Wieck (1785-1873)
Piano and Song
This book talks about teaching, learning and performing on the piano in a delightful style, alternating between conversation and instruction. As he was the father of Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann's teacher, need I say more?
By: Harrison Weir (1824-1906)
Our Cats and All About Them
The Englishman Harrison Weir organized the first cat show in England in 1871. In 1887 he founded the National Cat Club and was its first President and Show Manager until his resignation in 1890.Our Cats and all about them is concerned with cats and all about them. It describes numerous breeds of cats and what to look for in a cat show champion, and deals with the general management and common diseases of cats, as well as how to raise healthy kittens. But there is also a hodge podge of cat related stories, games, nursery rhymes, superstitions, as well as a list of cat lovers and a chapter of "The Cat in Shakespeare".
By: Agnes Repplier (1855-1950)
Americans and Others
A collection of sometimes biting, always clever commentaries on some of life's foibles -- as apt today as when Ms. Repplier wrote them in 1912. Though less know to modern readers, Repplier was in her prime ranked among the likes of Willa Cather. Note: Section 13 contains the word niggards. I put it in print here so that it will not be mistaken for a racial epithet when heard. (written by Mary Schneider)
By: Imbert de Saint-Amand (1834-1900)
Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty
Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the present. Neither names nor escutcheons, neither liveries nor places at court, had been suppressed. The aristocracy and the Revolution lived face to face. In 1792, the scene has changed."France was now on the verge of the Reign of Terror (la Terreur), the violent years following the Revolution, and this book chronicles the terrible period of French history which culminated in the proclamation: "Royalty is abolished in France...
By: Ike Matthews
Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-catcher
Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-Catcher, after 25 Years' ExperienceBy Ike Matthews. INTRODUCTION. In placing before my readers in the following pages the results of my twenty-five years' experience of Rat-catching, Ferreting, etc., I may say that I have always done my best to accomplish every task that I have undertaken, and I have in consequence received excellent testimonials from many corporations, railway companies, and merchants. I have not only made it my study to discover the different...
By: Talbot Hughes (1869-1942)
Dress Design: An Account of Costume for Artists and Dressmakers
Explanations of Western European trends in men and women's fashion from prehistoric times to the Victorian Era.
By: Charles Shattuck Hill (1868-)
|Concrete Construction Methods and Costs|
By: St. George William Joseph Stock (1850-?)
Guide to Stoicism
This book is a primer on the philosophy of stoicism, resurrected from its origins in Greek and Roman philosophy. The original philosophy was based on a reasoning process which it was assumed would lead to a virtuous life. Zeno, the founder of stoicism, did not begin expounding on its teachings until he was in his forties. He believed that the purpose of life was "to live consistently." Cleanthes, his disciple, added "with nature," so that the purpose of life became "to live consistently with nature."
By: John Marshall (1755-1835)
|Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, at January Term, 1832|
By: Samuel White Baker (1821-1893)
|Wild Beasts and Their Ways, Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa and America — Volume 1|
By: A. W. Duncan
|The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition|
By: Kate M. Foley
Five Lectures on Blindness
The [five] lectures were written primarily to be delivered at the summer sessions of the University of California, at Berkeley and at Los Angeles, in the summer of 1918. . . they are the outgrowth of almost a quarter of a century spent in work for the blind, and were written from the standpoint of a blind person, seeking to better the condition of the blind. They were addressed not to the blind, but to the seeing public, for the benefit that will accrue to the blind from a better understanding of their problems. (Extract from the Forward by Milton J. Ferguson)
By: Ontario. Ministry of Education
|Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management|
|The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|
|Ontario Teachers' Manuals: History|
|Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools|
|Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education|
|Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study|
|Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature|
By: Frederick James Furnivall (1825-1910)
|Early English Meals and Manners|
By: John Evelyn (1620-1706)
|Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees|
|Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets|
By: William Henry Pyle (1875-)
|The Science of Human Nature A Psychology for Beginners|
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: George Herbert Betts (1868-1934)
|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: 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)
|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: 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|
By: Adelaide Hoodless (1858-1910)
|Public School Domestic Science|
By: Florence Daniel
|The Healthy Life Cook Book, 2d ed.|
By: Charles B. Towns (1862-1947)
Habits that Handicap
Habits that Handicap is one of three novels about alcholoism and drug addiction written by Charles B. Towns. Towns was an expert on alcoholism and drug addiction who helped draft drug control legislation in the United States during the early 20th century. He also founded the Towns Hospital in New York City, which aimed at drying out the well-to-do patient.
By: Charles Elmé Francatelli (1805-1876)
|A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes|
By: Watson Smith (1845-1920)
|The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing Lectures Delivered Before the Hat Manufacturers' Association|
By: Virginia McGaw
|Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools|
By: Florence Kreisler Greenbaum
|The International Jewish Cook Book 1600 Recipes According to the Jewish Dietary Laws|
By: Edith Thomas (1882-)
|Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"|
By: James Huneker (1860-1921)
Chopin: The Man and His Music
A biography of the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin and a critical analysis of his work by American music writer and critic James Huneker.
By: John T. (John Tinney) McCutcheon (1870-1949)
|In Africa Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country|
By: Robert May (1588-)
|The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery|
By: St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1553)
The Autobiography of St. Ignatius
This account of the life of St. Ignatius, dictated by himself to Father Gonzalez, is a most valuable record of the great Founder of the Society of Jesus. It, more than any other work, gives an insight into the spiritual life of St. Ignatius. Few works in ascetical literature, except the writings of St. Teresa and St. Augustine, impart such a knowledge of the soul.The saint in his narrative always refers to himself in the third person, and this mode of speech has here been retained. Many persons who have neither the time, nor, perhaps, the inclination, to read larger works, will read, we trust, with pleasure and profit this autobiography...
By: W. G. Waters
|The Cook's Decameron: a study in taste, containing over two hundred recipes for Italian dishes|
By: Sam R. Watkins (1839-1901)
'Co. Aytch,' Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big Show
Samuel “Sam” Rush Watkins (June 26, 1839 – July 20, 1901) was a noted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. He is known today for his memoir Company Aytch: Or, a Side Show of the Big Show, often heralded as one of the best primary sources about the common soldier's Civil War experience....Sam’s writing style is quite engaging and skillfully captures the pride, misery, glory, and horror experienced by the common foot soldier. Watkins is often featured and quoted in Ken Burns’ 1990 documentary titled The Civil War. (Introduction from Wikipedia)
By: W. M.
|The Compleat Cook Expertly Prescribing the Most Ready Wayes, Whether Italian, Spanish or French, for Dressing of Flesh and Fish, Ordering Of Sauces or Making of Pastry|
|A Queens Delight The Art of Preserving, Conserving and Candying|
By: P. Gerald (Percy Gerald) Sanford
|Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise|
By: Matthew Luckiesh (1883-1967)
|Artificial Light Its Influence upon Civilization|
By: David Marshall Brooks (1902-1994)
The Necessity of Atheism
Plain speaking is necessary in any discussion of religion, for if the freethinker attacks the religious dogmas with hesitation, the orthodox believer assumes that it is with regret that the freethinker would remove the crutch that supports the orthodox. And all religious beliefs are "crutches" hindering the free locomotive efforts of an advancing humanity. There are no problems related to human progress and happiness in this age which any theology can solve, and which the teachings of freethought cannot do better and without the aid of encumbrances.
By: Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
|Science in the Kitchen.|
By: Anthony Boucherie
|The Art of Making Whiskey So As to Obtain a Better, Purer, Cheaper and Greater Quantity of Spirit, From a Given Quantity of Grain|