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A History of England
M. A. Rundall - A History of England, in Which the Most Remarkable Events are Illustrated by Numerous Symbolical Engravings (1829) Archive.org direct link Open Library main page The start of the title promises yet another school-aimed history but the remain...

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The Burgess Nonsense Book
Gelett Burgess -  The Burgess Nonsense Book (1901) Archive.org direct link Open Library main page Another from author/editor/humorist/poet Gelett Burgess , this time collecting much of his nonsense work (including "Purple Cow").  I don't think it's meant fo...

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The Fourth Dimension and the Bible
William Anthony Granville -  The Fourth Dimension and the Bible (1922) Archive.org direct link Open Library main page Not my discovery - the Odd Books site posted about it recently.  But when I started this blog I'd hoped to have many more kook books than i...

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Raymond Scott: Artifacts from the Archives
Raymond Scott: Artifacts from the Archives (2017) Webpage Another book under copyright but can be legally downloaded.  It's a compilation of material related to Scott's electronic music.  (You know Scott's work even if the name is unfamiliar though mainly f...

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Uysses
James Joyce - Ulysses (1922) Archive.org direct link Open Library main page Today is Bloomsday so what else could I post?  This is the Egoist Press edition which appeared in October 1922 after Shakespeare & Co's edition that February.  It was printed from t...

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Cultus Arborum
Hargrave Jennings (?) - Cultus Arborum: A Descriptive Account of Phallic Tree Worship (1890) Archive.org direct link Open Library main page Phallic tree worship?  Sure, why not - except this book is mainly a compendium of tree worship and little else.  Even...

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The Philosophy of Beards
T. S. Gowing - The Philosophy of Beards (1854) Archive.org direct link Open Library main page If you ever needed a defense of beards complete with a brief history of them - well here you go.  This traces the wearing of beards from Greece and Assyria up to t...

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History of Christian Names
Charlotte Mary Yonge -  History of Christian Names (1863) Archive.org direct link (1884 revised edition) Open Library main page Skimming titles I thought this was religious but here "Christian name" just means first name or given name.  In fact many of thes...

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A History of Pantomime
R.J. Broadbent -  A History of Pantomime (1901) Archive.org direct link  Open Library main page I've only read lightly about theatrical and acting history (aside from Elizabethan) but find it interesting because of how spotty and inadequate the records are,...

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Dreams from Beyond
Julie Novakova - Dreams from Beyond: Anthology of Czech Speculative Fiction (2016) Direct link Here's another book that's not public domain but is free to download.  SF from outside the Anglo-American tradition is slowly becoming more available in English t...
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