Paterson’s Roads (1826 edition)

Perhaps the closest thing the 19th century ever got to Google Street View, a book to guide the journeyer along the major roads of England and Wales….more

Pepys’s Ghost (1899)

In this strangest of diaries, the author and adventurer Edwin Emerson Jr voices one year in his life through the mouth of Samuel Pepys….more

The Philosophy of Beards (1854)

Eccentric Victorian book arguing a strong case for the universal wearing of a beard – that essential symbol of manly distinction since ancient times….more

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