The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing

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Joseph Trienens and Joseph Triemens

Written in 1910, this "cyclopedia" is full of information that was quite useful at the time. A hundred years later, its text is mo…

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…

The Golden Bough: The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings, Volume 1

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James Frazer

The first volume in Frazer's seminal 12 volume set on anthropology and traditional systems of belief. Topics covered include extensive discu…

Plan and Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language

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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: Australia and the Islands

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Frank G. Carpenter

The purpose of this book is to give the children who read it a living knowledge of Australia and the chief islands of the world, and especia…

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…

Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe

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Charlotte Mary Yonge

Travel with Little Lucy around the globe and learn a little geography and small bits about other cultures.(Summary by Laura Caldwell)

Ontario Public School Geography

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

Dwarf Fruit Trees

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Frank Albert Waugh

This book is a handbook for the home orchardist. The propagation, pruning, choice of variety, and management of dwarf fruit trees, specifica…

1001 Questions and Answers on English Grammar

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Benjamin Hathaway

A book for students interested in finding out how many things about the English language have changed, and how many have weathered the test …

A Soup of Alphabets from A-Z

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A collection of children's alphabet rhymes including Footsteps On the Road to Learning - a short text from 1850 which teaches children the …

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…

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…

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…

The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 1

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Pliny the Elder and John S. White

The Natural History of Pliny the Elder is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire. The full work consists of …

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…

A Plain English Handbook: How to create clear SEC disclosure documents

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The Securities And Exchange Commission

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 (Act) is intended to make it easy for the public to understand government documents. The SEC, like other feder…

Concerning Genealogies

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Frank Allaben

Written over a century ago, this comprehensive book offers insight into the methods used (still to this day, in spite of modern computers) t…

Soup of Alphabets, Volume 003

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This third "stove-top" full of Alphabet Soups --again-- runs the fullest gamut! It ranges from country scenes (Alphabets of Fruits…

A Guide to Mythology

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Helen Clarke

My aim in this book on Mythology for young readers has been to give them solid knowledge on the subject, as far as it is advisable to go wit…

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