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Guess Me (1879)

Illustrated by George Cruikshank among others, a collection of word, number, and picture puzzles in the form of enigmas, conundrums, acrostics, and a series of incr…more

The Cynic’s Word Book (1906)

A satirical dictionary written by American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce (1842-ca.1914), a man whose savage wit apparently earned him the nickname “Bitter Bi…more

A Dictionary of Victorian Slang (1909)

A book detailing the slang of the Victorian era, including such delights as “afternoonified”, “bang up the elephant”, “shoot into the brown”, and “got the morbs”….more

The Proper Art of Writing (1655)

A 17th century German book on the art of writing. A great range of different styles are represented seemingly increasing in elaborateness, and also illegibility, as…more

A Manual of Gesture (1875)

A book exploring the art of hand gestures, particularly in relation to effective public oratory – all complete with a system of notation and many practise examples …more

An Alphabet of History (1905)

An Alphabet of History, the words by Wilbur D. Nesbit, the pictures by Ellsworth Young; 1905; Paul Elder and Company Publishers, San Francisco. “Who frets about t…more