The Kiss (1896)

“An osculatory performance by May Irwin and John Rice”…. Scene from the New York stage comedy, The Widow Jones, in which Irwin and Rice starred. According to …more

Wonderful Balloon Ascents (1870)

A wonderful book of balloon travel tracing the rise of “Balloonomania”, the huge fad in hot air balloons that originated in France in the late 18th century and cont…more

Letters From A Cat (1879)

A fun little book made up of letters written by a cat to her owner, authored by H.H. the alias of Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, an American writer who became an activis…more

Quarles’ Emblems (1886)

Francis Quarles was an English poet most famous for his emblem book originally published in 1635. This 19th century edition has been embellished with new illustrati…more

Armata: a fragment (1817)

A strange tale of a man sailing to the moon upon a highway of ocean, written by Thomas Erskine, a British lawyer and politician….more