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Peasant Life in China

by Fei Tung

A fascinating insight into the life of the vast majority of Chinese people at the end of 19th century. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce...


The Industrial Revolution

by , Arnold Toynbee

The subject of these lectures is the Industrial and Agrarian Revolution at the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Including chapters on England in 1760, the mercantile system and...


A Manual of Flotation Processes

by , Arthur Fay Taggart

A practical examination of separation ore from rocks on an industrial scale. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive....


Nepal Himalaya

by , H. Tilman

There can be no country so rich in mountains as Nepal. This narrow strip of territory, lying between Sikkim and Garhwal, occupies 500 miles of India's northern border; and since this border coincides roughly...


The Uniflow Steam-Engine

by , A. Tompkins

The uniflow steam engine was invented in England by T. J. Todd in 1885 and this is its story. A compact guide to the design, construction and maintenance of this powerhouse of the empire. Many of the earliest...


Plays by August Strindberg: The Dream Play - The Link - The Dance of Death

by , August Strindberg

August Strindberg is considered the father of modern Swedish literature. Here are collected three of his finest plays, written during what he called his 'Inferno period', a period just following a series of...


Elizabeth and Essex

by , Lytton Strachey

Elizabeth I of England had one great passion in her life and that was for the Earl of Essex giving him power, wealth and favour in such a way that he made many enemies. This fascinating biography of this great...


Mystics of the Renaissance and Their Relation to Modern Thought - Including Meister Eckhart, Tauler, Paracelsus, Jacob Boehme, Giordano Bruno and Othe

by , Rudolph Steiner

During the renaissance science was never separated from mysticism and alchemy. Some of the finest minds such as Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton were all heavily involved in what they would of called the mystic...


The Defence of Duffer's Drift

by , Ernest Swinton

A few experiences in field defence for detached posts which may prove useful in our next war. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and...


The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World: Armenian Realpolitik in the Islamic World and Diverging ParadigmsCase of Cilicia Eleventh to Fourteenth C

by Seta B. Dadoyan

In the second volume, Seta B. Dadoyan explores the Armenian condition from the 970s to the end of the fourteenth century. This period marked the gradual loss of semi-autonomy on the traditional mainland and...


Philistine and Genius

by , Boris Sidis

This early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly...


The Model T Ford Car - Its Construction, Operation and Repair. a Complete Practical Treatise Explaining the Operating Principles of All Parts of the F

by , Victor Page

The Model T Ford was the first mass produced car and the price because of this was so low that for the first time motorcars were in the hands of people who had little or no engineering skills. This is a guide...


The Troubadours - Their Loves and Their Lyrics; With Remarks on Their Influence, Social and Literary

by , John Rutherford

In writing the following pages it has been my purpose to give a picture of the Troubadours during the twelfth century, the period in which we find them in their prime. Many of the earliest books, particularly...


Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

by , Kurre Ostrom

A guide for all those people wishing to learn the art of relaxation that is massage. Here is a step by step guide to laying your hands on first time through to solving problems such as insomnia and headaches....


The Strangling of Persia

by , W. Shuster

This early work on Persian history is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a personal narrative of the late Treasurer General of Persia and his firsthand account of America's involvement...


In Good King Charles' Golden Days

by , Bernard Shaw

A wonderful restoration comedy written by the great George Bernard Shaw, the play is set as a discussion on the nature of power and wealth between King Charles II and Isaac Newton, George Fox and Godfrey Kneller....


Building Construction and Drawing

by , Charles Frederick Mitchell

Compiled to assist students preparing for the May examinations of the science and art department. the elementary and first stages. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and...


A History of Dumfries and Galloway

by , Herbert Maxwell

This early work on Scottish history is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the history of Dumfries and Galloway from A.D. 79 onward. This is a fascinating work and thoroughly recommended...


Cities in the Wilderness - The First Century of Urban Life in America 1625-1742

by , Carl Bridenbaugh

Today more than half of all Americans make their homes in cities, and the ease of modern transportation causes the lives of many more to be affected by town conditions. Our national history has been that of...


More Explorations Round Nanda Devi

by , Eric Shipton

The area around the Indian mountain Nanda Devi is wild and isolated. This is a fascinating insight to the men who explored this region long before GPS and satellite photography, the men who climbed mountains...