The Book of Dreams and Ghosts (1897)

Seventy eight weird happenings are contained in this volume, from a demon strangling Devonian farmers in 1682 to a poltergeist terrorising a contemporary Chinese co…more

From India to the Planet Mars (1900)

A book detailing the seances of Hélène Smith including claimed contact with people living on Mars, involving the writing down of their language, as well as sketc…more

The Anatomy of Drunkenness (1834)

An examination of inebriety from a wide range of angles: although that caused by alcohol is the main focus, he also explores use of opium (popular at the time), tob…more

Fortunio Liceti’s Monsters (1665)

Highlights from the illustrations in the 1665 edition of Fortunio Liceti’s De Monstris, originally published, without the illustrations, in 1616. Liceti’s work,…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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