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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…

Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics (version 2)

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Bliss Carman

Sappho lived six centuries before Christ, at a period when lyric poetry was peculiarly esteemed and cultivated at the centres of Greek life.…


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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…

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…

Phallic Worship

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Hargrave Jennings

A fairly scholarly, short survey of religious sexual symbols and practices from ancient times to the near-present, and within various countr…

On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp

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William Brooke O'Shaughnessy

The author investigated the uses of cannabis resin as an anticonvulsant and relaxant in cases of tetanus, cholera, and infantile convulsions…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Wonderful London

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"Wonderful London, its lights and shadows of humour and sadness". (That's the full title of the book.) A collection of short essay…

The Book of the Cheese

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Thomas Wilson Reid

"Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese" is a pub on Fleet Street, London. It was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666, and has been frequented …

Stained Glass

In Arts and Crafts Essays

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A series of essays by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society with a preface by William Morris who writes "It is this conscio…

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