Musaeum Clausum (1684)

Thomas Browne’s remarkable account of an imagined inventory of ‘remarkable books, antiquities, pictures and rarities of several kinds, scarce or never seen by any…more

An Alphabet of History (1905)

An Alphabet of History, the words by Wilbur D. Nesbit, the pictures by Ellsworth Young; 1905; Paul Elder and Company Publishers, San Francisco. “Who frets about t…more

Mythical Monsters (1886)

An exploration into all beasts fabled, fabricated, fantastical, and fanciful, from across the world, including the Chinese and Japanese Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, an…more

The Last American (1889)

Short future history novel from John Ames Mitchell (1845–1918). First published in 1889, it is the fictional journal of Persian admiral Khan-Li, who in the year 2…more

English As She Is Spoke (1884)

Intended as a Portuguese-English conversational guide or phrase book, but is regarded as a classic source of unintentional humour, as the given English translations…more

Letters From A Cat (1879)

A fun little book made up of letters written by a cat to her owner, authored by H.H. the alias of Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, an American writer who became an activis…more

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