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The Elements of Botany

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Asa Gray


The book is intended to ground beginners in Structural Botany and the principles of vegetable life, mainly as concerns Flowering or Phanerog…

Makers of Many Things

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Eva March Tappan


How are friction matches made? How do rags and trees become paper? Who makes the dishes on our tables? Published in 1916, this children's bo…

Clinical Medicine For Nurses

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Paul H. Ringer


The basics of clinical medicine for nurses in WWI-era America from a series of lectures by the author, an Asheville, NC physician. - Summary…

The Ideal Bartender

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Tom Bullock


The book was written by Tom Bullock, a well-known bartender at the St. Louis Country Club. His skills as a bartender were so remarkable that…

Commentary On The Book Of Genesis

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Matthew Henry


This is another commentary by Matthew Henry, well known for his commentaries on the Bible, this one is on Genesis, the first book of the Bib…

The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing

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Joseph Trienens and Joseph Triemens


Written in 1910, this "cyclopedia" is full of information that was quite useful at the time. A hundred years later, its text is mo…

The Golden Bough: The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings, Volume 1

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James Frazer


The first volume in Frazer's seminal 12 volume set on anthropology and traditional systems of belief. Topics covered include extensive discu…

Plan and Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language

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Samuel Johnson


The published dictionary was a huge book: with pages nearly 1½ feet tall and 20 inches wide, it contained 42,773 words; it also sold …

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Europe

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Frank G. Carpenter


The book tries to give its young readers a living knowledge of Europe. The author conducts tours through various parts of Europe giving a gl…

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Australia and the Islands

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Frank G. Carpenter


The purpose of this book is to give the children who read it a living knowledge of Australia and the chief islands of the world, and especia…

Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe

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Charlotte Mary Yonge


Travel with Little Lucy around the globe and learn a little geography and small bits about other cultures.(Summary by Laura Caldwell)

Ontario Public School Geography

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Unknown


This Ontario Public School textbook, published in 1922, contains some fascinating facts of a world which no longer exists. It seems politica…

Dwarf Fruit Trees

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Frank Albert Waugh


This book is a handbook for the home orchardist. The propagation, pruning, choice of variety, and management of dwarf fruit trees, specifica…

1001 Questions and Answers on English Grammar

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Benjamin Hathaway


A book for students interested in finding out how many things about the English language have changed, and how many have weathered the test …

A Soup of Alphabets from A-Z

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Various


A collection of children's alphabet rhymes including Footsteps On the Road to Learning - a short text from 1850 which teaches children the …

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: South America

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Frank G. Carpenter


In this book the children are taken by the author upon a personally conducted tour through the most characteristic parts of the South Americ…

Instructions to Light Keepers

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United States Lighthouse Board


"Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1881. The following Instructions are published for the guidance of light-kee…

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: North America

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Frank G. Carpenter


The purpose of this book is to give to its readers a living knowledge of some of the wonders of the country and continent in which they live…

A Little Candy Book for a Little Girl

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Amy Lane Waterman


Join Betsey Bobbitt, a girl with an undeniable sweet tooth, as she discovers new recipes for candy and sweets to make with the reader. An en…

The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 1

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Pliny the Elder and John S. White


The Natural History of Pliny the Elder is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire. The full work consists of …

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