The Victrola Book of the Opera (1913)

First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illu…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