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The Story of the Middle Ages

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Samuel B. Harding


Intended for a youthful audience, The Story of the Middle Ages, published in 1906, tells the history of the Middle Ages in simple and entert…

The Natural History Volume 1

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Pliny the Elder


Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the …

Wayside and Woodland Trees: A pocket guide to the British sylva

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Edward Step


"The purpose of this volume is not the addition of one more to the numerous treatises upon sylviculture or forestry, but to afford a st…

Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases

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Grenville Kleiser


A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embelli…

Carpenter's geographical reader: South America

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Frank G. Carpenter


In this book the children are taken by the author upon a personally conducted tour through the most characteristic parts of the South Americ…

The Natural History Volume 3

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Pliny the Elder


Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the …

Plan and Preface to a Dictionary of English

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Samuel Johnson


The published dictionary was a huge book: with pages nearly 1½ feet tall and 20 inches wide, it contained 42,773 words; it also sold …

Carpenter's geographical reader: North America

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Frank G. Carpenter


The purpose of this book is to give to its readers a living knowledge of some of the wonders of the country and continent in which they live…

Carpenter's geographical reader: Europe

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Frank G. Carpenter


The book tries to give its young readers a living knowledge of Europe. The author conducts tours through various parts of Europe giving a gl…

Grammar-Land

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M. L. Nesbitt


In this charming 1877 book of grammar instruction for children, we are introduced to the nine parts of speech and learn about the rules that…

A Little Candy Book for a Little Girl

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Amy Lane Waterman


Join Betsey Bobbitt, a girl with an undeniable sweet tooth, as she discovers new recipes for candy and sweets to make with the reader. An en…

Instructions to Light Keepers

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United States Lighthouse Board


"Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1881. The following Instructions are published for the guidance of light-kee…

The Decoration of Houses

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Edith Wharton


The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In …

This Country of Ours, Part 3

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Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall’s book of stories from the history of the United States begins with acco…

Education

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Ellen G. White


Ellen White said that one of the most delicate tasks in life was working with youthful minds. Teaching should be varied which can make it po…

When Mother Lets Us Cook

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Constance Johnson


A book of simple receipts for little folk with important cooking rules in rhyme together with handy lists of the materials and utensils need…

Dinosaurs, With Special Reference to the American Museum Collections

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William Diller Matthew


America has had a fascination with dinosaurs, particularly since the wild enthusiasm of Jurassic Park and its sequels. The term "dinosa…

Commentary On The Book Of Genesis

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Matthew Henry


This is another commentary by Matthew Henry, well known for his commentaries on the Bible, this one is on Genesis, the first book of the Bib…

Ontario Public School Geography

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Unknown


This Ontario Public School textbook, published in 1922, contains some fascinating facts of a world which no longer exists. It seems politica…

The Ideal Bartender

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Tom Bullock


The book was written by Tom Bullock, a well-known bartender at the St. Louis Country Club. His skills as a bartender were so remarkable that…

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