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

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

Mister Fox (1870)

A short piece of juvenile literature about the hungry Mister Fox and his attempts to acquire dinner for his family – an endeavour which proves successful despite th…more

George Wither’s Emblem Book (1635)

The emblem book of English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist George Wither (1588 – 1667). Wither was employed by a London publisher called Henry Taunton to write Engl…more

The Funny Alphabet (ca.1850)

A delightful little alphabet book in which the letters are made up from acrobatically contorted bodies, and the accompanying text from often as equally contorted rh…more

The Chinese Fairy Book (1921)

A book compiling seventy-four traditional Chinese folk takes, making, as the translator notes, “probably the most comprehensive and varied collection of oriental fa…more

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