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

Bird Gods (1898)

A book on various birds from mythology by the American linguist, poet, and critic Charles DeKay (1848-1935)….more

The Hare of Inaba (1892)

Japanese folktale involving a mistreated hare, a bridge of crocodiles, eighty mean brothers, one good brother, and a beautiful princess….more

The Newgate Calendar (1795)

Comprised of the tales of both famous and lesser-known criminals from the 18th and 19th centuries and named after Newgate Prison in London, the Newgate Calendar bec…more

Toasts for All Occasions (1903)

A book on toasts for all occasions published in 1903, celebrating such subjects as the art of drinking, women, America, home, friendship… and the household cook….more

After London (1911)

First published in 1885, this novel by Richard Jefferies can be seen as one of the most important early examples of post-apocalyptic fiction, telling the story of h…more

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