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

Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote (1867)

From whole multi-paragraph excerpts to single lines, this wonderful little book dedicates itself, as the title declares, to presenting the wit and wisdom to be foun…more

The Legs of the Opera (ca. 1862)

An unusual creation from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, the French photographer known for inventing the hugely popular carte de visite….more

Books and Bookmen (1886)

Best known for his work collecting of folk and fairy tales, this is the Scottish writer Andrew Lang’s treatise on all things bookish….more

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