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Hunting Trips on the Prairie and in the Mountains

by , Theodore Roosevelt

Originally published in 1902, this early work on Hunting trips on the Prairie and mountains is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. This is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting...


Masochism in Modern Man

by , Theodor Reik

A psychological treatise on mankind's attitudes towards pain, inflicting pain and causing pain to others. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely...


The Selected Writings of Benjamin Rush

by , Dagobert Runes

This early work by Benjamin Rush is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a collection of writings by one of the original signatories of the American Declaration of Independence....


Where the White Man Treads - Across the Pathway of the Maori

by , W. Otorohanga

Originally published in 1928, this book is a comprehensive study of the Maori people and their inner lives, customs and beliefs, written by one who lived amongst them during a time before modern western civilisation...


The History of Corporal Punishment - A Survey of Flagellation in Its Historical Anthropological and Sociological Aspects

by , George Scott

A survey of flagellation in its historical, anthropological and sociological aspects. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly...


American Negro Slavery - A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of Negro Labor as Determined by the Plantation Regime

by , Ulrich Bonnell Phillips

A historical document advertised as 'A survey of the supply, employment and control of negro labor as determined by the plantation regime. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s...


Through the Looking Glass

by , Lewis Carrol

The famous sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Alice finds herself yet again in a topsy-turvy world full of fascinating and funny characters, moving her way around a chess board world to try and get back home. Many...


The Mizan UL Haqq - Or Balance of Truth

by , C. Pfander

This fascinating book was written as a discussion between Christian and Muslim missionaries. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly...


My Country and My People

by , Lin Yutang

In this classic book Yutang Ling does a fantastic job of describing Chinese people, customs and culture in an understandable way for the Western reader. this book was the first of it's kind, Ling being a rarity...


a The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee: And the Catalogue of His Library of Manuscripts, from the Original Manuscripts in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford

by , John Dee

This is the private diary of Dr. John Dee and is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains the writings of the sixteenth century occultist on his day-to-day activities. This is a fascinating...


Sun, Sand and Somals - Leaves from the Note-Book of a District Commissioner in British Somaliland (1921)

by , H. Rayne

Originally published in 1921, this interesting book contains pages from the note-book of a district commissioner in British Somaliland, offering a fascinating and unique insight into the area during the British...


Travels in the Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Punjab - In Ladakh and Kashmir in Peshawar, Kabul, Kunduz and Bokhara - Vol. I

by , William Moorcroft

An account of two men's travels among the remotest parts of the empire. Striking into the Himalayan provinces as possibly the very first white men to make such a trek. Many of the earliest books, particularly...


The Sinn Fein Rebellion, As I Saw It

by , Hamilton Norway

The Easter rising in Dublin during 1916 has gone down as a brutal moment in history. Here is a fascinating account by a young Irish man written during those dark days in the form of letters to his family. Many...


History of the Irish Insurrection of 1798 - Giving an Account of the Various Battles Fought Between the Insurgents and the Kings Army, and a Genuine H

by , Edward Hay

A fascinating account of one of the bloodiest parts of a very bloody conflict. This little remembered moment in history is well worth researching and a brilliant read by an excellent historian and author. Many...


The Countryman's England

by , Dorothy Hartley

This book records English country life at a time when farming and rural occupations were closely entwined, dependant on each other for their economic survival. Many of the earliest books, particularly those...


History of the Life-Boat, and Its Work

by , Richard Lewis

The life-boat is well known to all sailors and a lifeline for all those the sailors leave on shore. This book is full of stories showing that unbelievable heroism that makes people go out into the worst storms...


Furniture Masterpieces of Duncan Phyfe

by , Charles Cornelius

Duncan Fife was born in Scotland in 1768, he emigrated to America and changed his name to Duncan Phyfe. He opened a small workshop in New York and quickly became the leading furniture designer of his age. This...


Hand-Reading Made Easy

by , Noel Jaquin

Teach yourself the art of hand reading, chapters include, the hand of man, the lines of the hand, method of reading and health in the hand. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s...


Early Voyages And Travels In The Levant

by , Thomas Dallam

This early works is a comprehensive and informative look at the subject containing I. - The Diary of Master Thomas Dallam, 1599 - 1600 and, II. - Extracts from the Diaries of Dr. John Covel, 1670 - 1679, with...


Jean Sibelius

by Ekman Karl

This book contains an unusual biography of the well-known Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, focusing mainly on the man behind the music. Preface: 'It is not our intention in this book to enter into competition...