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

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

A Pamphlet on Verdi (1901)

A small pamphlet (in the series “Little journeys to the homes of great musicians”) on the life of the Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi, beginning with a fictionalise…more

On the Writing of the Insane (1870)

A book of observations on the peculiarities of writing styles as shown by asylum patients, by G. Mackenzie Bacon, a medical superintendant at Cambridgshire County A…more

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