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A Text-book of Assaying

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Cornelius Beringer and Cornelius Beringerandjohn Jacob Beringer


This is a formal but relaxed text covering assaying techniques for most of the substances which are mined. As the authors say: "At firs…

The Rookeries of London

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Thomas Beames


Rev. Thomas Beames (1815 – 1864) was a preacher at St. James, Westminster in London. He compiled his own eye-witness accounts of the most no…

The King in Yellow (part 1)

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Robert W. Chambers


Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933) studied art in Paris in the late 80's and early 90's, where his work was displayed at the Salon. However, sho…

Dissertation on Oriental Gardening

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William Chambers


A little essay on the Chinese style of gardening, as opposed to the continental style, which the author finds too formal with too many strai…

Underground London

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John Hollingshead


From the Preface: "This book contains an account, more or less readable, of most things belonging to "Underground London", pa…

Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

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Ambrose Bierce


Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often …

Crime: Its Cause and Treatment

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Clarence Darrow


Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer. He remains notable for his wit and agnosticism, which marked him as one of the most famous American …

The Fourth Dimension

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Charles Howard Hinton


"Mr Hinton tries to explain the theory of the fourth dimension so that the ordinary reasoning mind can get a grasp of what metaphysical…

The Ghosts of Piccadilly

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G. S. Street


Nothing spooky or supernatural, but a very personal gathering of gossip, letters, and fragments of biography of famous people who have lived…

Making a Rock Garden

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Henry Sherman Adams


A short look at building a rock garden, right from the rocks themselves and how to arrange them, to choosing and placing the plants, touchin…

The Natural History of Selborne

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Gilbert White


The Reverend Gilbert White was the curate of the village of Selborne, a village in Hampshire, from 1784 to his death in 1793, living most of…

Highways and Byways in Sussex

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E. V. Lucas


A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, graves…

Ketchup

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A. W. Bitting


The Bittings have written a number of books on canning and home preparation of food. This short volume includes a brief description of the p…

London Labour and the London Poor Volume I

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Henry Mayhew


Subtitled, "A Cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work.&…

The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

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H. G. Wells


A collection of Wells' short stories, with a short introductory essay by the author- "Essentially it is a miscellany of inventions, man…

Neighbourhood – A Year’s Life in and About an English Village (version 2)

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Tickner Edwardes


Tickner Edwardes (properly Edward Tickner Edwardes) served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during WWI and later became the vicar of the West…

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In Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit From St. Nicholas)

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moore_c and Clement Clarke Moore


LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different readings of Clement C. Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, a weekly poetry project. (Summ…

11 - Waking and 12 - Which Dreamed it?

In Through the Looking-Glass

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Lewis Carroll


Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was written in 1872 and it finds Alice in a land …

The War of the Worlds - Book 2 - Chapter 05

In The War of the Worlds

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be…

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