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  • - With a Biographical Sketch by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    by Henry David Thoreau
    £4.99

    "e;Night and Moonlight"e; is an 1863 essay by American essayist Henry David Thoreau that explores the moon and its place in literary tradition. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American poet, philosopher, and essayist most famous for his book "e;Walden"e; and his essay "e;Civil Disobedience"e;, which advocated disobedience against unjust governments and influenced such notable figures as Mahatma Gandhi, Leo Tolstoy, and Martin Luther King Jr. His corpus included more than 20 volumes of poetry, essays, journals, articles and books covering a range of subjects from natural history to philosophy and beyond. A fascinating essay by a seminal writer not to be missed by those with an interest in literature and related subjects. Other notable works by this author include: "e;A Walk to Wachusett"e; (1842), "e;Paradise (to be) Regained"e; (1843), and "e;The Landlord"e; (1843). Read & Co. Great Essays is publishing this classic essay now complete with a biographical sketch of the author by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  • by William Carpenter
    £4.99

    First published in 1895, this volume contains a series of arguments against the idea that the world is round. The belief that the Earth is flat and not a globe existed in many ancient civilisations, but we now know that this is not true. However, even today there are those who believe in a flat earth, just as there was when ideas of a spherical earth were relatively new. Within this book, the author explains why these new ideas of the planet as a globe are absurd, with interesting examples and explanations as to precisely why. Highly recommended for those with an interest in Flat Earth theory and the history of astronomy. Contents include: "e;Ships 'Going Down!'"e;, "e;How Much Loner Will it Be?"e;, "e;Absurd Theory!"e;, "e;No Proof to be Had"e;, "e;When the Man Has Time!"e;, "e;Earth A Globe"e;, "e;The Scientific Wager of 1870"e;, "e;Our Opponents Ways and Means"e;, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this book today in an affordable, modern edition complete with the original text and artwork.

  • by Gregory C. Bateman
    £7.99

    This is a comprehensive, practical guide to the construction, arrangement, and management of reptile enclosures, with detailed information on which reptiles are suitable as pets, how and where to squire them, their general management, and much more. Profusely illustrated and fill of useful information, "e;The Vivarium"e; will be of considerable utility to existing and prospective reptile owners, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "e;How to Make Vivaria"e;, "e;Plants Suitable for Vivaria"e;, "e;Tortoises"e;, "e;Crocodiles"e;, "e;Lizards"e;, "e;Snakes"e;, "e;Frogs"e;, "e;Newts"e;, "e;Fish-like Salamanders, Olms, &c"e;, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. First published in 1897.

  • by D. W. Fletcher
    £7.99

    This volume contains a practical guide to repairing watches as a hobby, designed to furnish the novice enthusiast with an elementary understanding of watches that will enable them to clean them and make minor repairs. Written in simple, concise language and full of handy tips and useful diagrams, this text is ideal for those with an interest in amateur watch maintenance, and makes for a great addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this book include: How a Watch Works; Tools and How to Use Them; How to Take Down, Clean, and Reassemble a Watch; Common Ailments of a Watch... and more. This antiquarian book is being republished now complete with a new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.

  • by Albert H. Morehead
    £7.99

    This antique text contains a complete catalogue of Solitaire and Patience games, including tips, instructions, tactics, rules, and more. Written in plain language and compete with a plethora of helpful diagrams, this text is ideal for the novice card player and will be of interest to anyone looking to expand their card gaming repertoire. The chapters of this book include: 'About Solitaire Games', 'How to Choose a Solitaire Game', 'General Procedure of Solitaire', 'One-Deck Games', 'Two-Deck Games', 'Stripped-Deck and Four-Deck Games', and 'Russian Bank'. We are proud to republish this book complete with a new introduction on card games.

  • by James Norah
    £4.99

    This book contains a collection of over 100 interesting and delectable cider-based dishes, including step-by-step cooking instructions to help you make soups, sauces, stews, brochette, mousaka, gloulash, casseroles, and much more besides. A book that will greatly appeal to the more adventurous cook with an interest in expanding their repertoire, this text makes for a great addition to collections of culinary literature and is not to be missed by the cider enthusiast. Many antique books such as this are increasingly rare and costly, and it is with this in mind that we are proudly republish this text here complete with a new introduction on cooking with alcohol.

  • by L. A. Waddell
    £7.99

    Within this fascinating volume the author explores the history of the Sumerians in light of contemporary archaeological discoveries at Indus Valley. The author examines these discoveries and explains how they hint to the fact that the "e;Sumerians"e; were the long lost 'Early Aryans', and that the people who colonised and civilised India, the Mediterranean, Northwestern Europe and Britain were also Aryans-specifically the Phoenician branch. "e;The Indo-Sumerian Seals Deciphered"e; is highly recommended for those with an interest in ancient history and the origins of civilisation. Contents include: "e;Sumerian Origin Of The Indo-Aryans"e;, "e;And Of Their Civilization And Date Of 'Invasion'"e;, "e;Sites Of The Indo-Sumerian Seals And Associated Buildings, Etc., In Indus Valley With Their Ancient History"e;, "e;The Seals, Their Stamp Shape And Animal 'symbols' And Division Into Official Signets And Grave-Amulets"e;, "e;Sumerian Script On Seals: Its General Form And Peculiarities And Its Language Aryan"e;, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

  • by Fred Reinfeld
    £7.99

    This little book will teach you everything you need to know about how to play chess using the simple, but very effective, question and answer method. It is easy to read, with the generous use of clearly explained diagrams, and ordered in ascending difficulty. An essential addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in playing the game of chess.

  • by Carl Naether
    £7.99

    This vintage book contains a complete guide to building an aviary, with information on designing, materials, tools, fittings, and all other related aspects. Complete with detailed diagrams and a wealth of handy information, this volume constitutes a must-read for anyone looking to build their own bird enclosures. The chapters of this volume include: "e;Aviaries Provide The Most Natural Enclosures for Captive Birds"e;, "e;Aviaries Suited to Various Types of Birds and Climatic Condition"e;, "e;Important Requirements to be Considered Before you Build Your Aviary"e;, "e;Aviary Fittings and Fixtures"e;, "e;Practical Aviaries in Use Today"e;, "e;Brief Descriptions of Successful Fanciers' Aviaries"e;, etcetera. This antiquarian book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on aviculture.

  • by Eunice Close
    £7.99

    This is a classic guide to crochet, a process of creating fabric from yarn, thread, or other material strands using a crochet hook. It offers the reader step-by-step instructions for the different techniques of crocheting, teaching them how to produce a variety of designs and simple garments in no time at all and requiring little previous experience. Ideal for beginners and seasoned knitters alike! Contents include: "e;Materials"e;, "e;Tools"e;, "e;Stitches"e;, "e;Chain Stitch"e;, "e;Double Crochet"e;, "e;Variations of Double Crochet"e;, "e;Treble"e;, "e;Double and Triple Treble"e;, "e;Half Treble"e;, "e;Slipstitch or Single Crochet"e;, "e;Abbreviations"e;, "e;American Terms"e;, "e;Increasing and Decreasing"e;, "e;Pattern Repeats"e;, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on crochet.

  • by L. A. Waddell
    £12.49

    This fantastic volume explores the mysterious origins of the Egyptian civilization, looking at its relationship to ancient Samaria and subsequent history. "e;Egyptian Civilization - Its Sumerian Origin and Real Chronology"e; is highly recommended for those with an interest in ancient Egypt, especially the historical development of theories and evidence relating thereto. Laurence Austine Waddell (1899 - 1938) was a British Explorer, professor of Tibetan, and Indian army surgeon. Other notable works by this author include: "e;Among the Himalayas"e;, "e;The Birds of Sikkim"e; (1893), and "e;Some Ancient Indians Charms from the Tibetan"e; (1895). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

  • by Emmanuel Mounier
    £7.99

    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

  • by Various
    £7.99

    This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to lace and lace making, with information on bobbin, filet, needle-point, netting, tatting, and much more besides. Written in plain language and full of useful tips, "e;A Compendium of Lace-Making"e; is highly recommended for those with little previous experience. Although old, the information contained within this book is timeless, and will be of considerable utility to the modern reader. Contents include: "e;Bobbin Lace"e;, "e; Bobbin Lace-The Foundation Stitches"e;, "e;Bobbin Lace-'Sewing' and 'Bars'"e;, "e;Bobbin Lace-'Raised Work'; 'Meshes'"e;, "e;Bobbin Lace-'Fillings'"e;, "e;Bobbin Lace Torchons"e;, "e;Bobbin Lace-Motifs"e;, "e;Ecclesiastical Lace"e;, "e;Filet Lace"e;, "e;Needle-Point Lace"e;, "e;Needle-Run Lace"e;, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on lace.

  • by Various
    £7.99

    The Samoyed - A Complete Anthology of the Dog gathers together all the best early writing on the breed from our library of scarce, out-of-print antiquarian books and documents and reprints it in a quality, modern edition. This anthology includes chapters taken from a comprehensive range of books, many of them now rare and much sought-after works, all of them written by renowned breed experts of their day. These books are treasure troves of information about the breed - The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of the breed and pedigrees of famous champions are also provided. The contents were well illustrated with numerous photographs of leading and famous dogs of that era and these are all reproduced to the highest quality. Books used include: The Kennel Encyclopaedia by J. Sidney Turner (1910), Dogs Of The World by Arthur Craven (1931), Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopaedia by Walter Hutchinson (1935) and many others.

  • by W. Blake Odgers
    £7.99

    Originally published in 1912. Contents include: Table of Cases Cited - Table of Statutes Cited - Table of Rules and Orders Cited - An Action At Law - Matters to be Considered before Writ - Indorsement on Writ - Procedure Under Order XIV - Proceeding to Trial Without Pleadings - Summons for Directions - Pleadings - Material Facts - Certainty - Answering Your Opponent's Pleading - Attacking Your Opponent's Pleading - Statement of Claim - Defence - Set-Off and Counterclaim - Reply Etc. - Discovery of Documents - Interrogatories - Advice on Evidence - Trial - Appeals - Execution - Costs. Author: W. Blake Odgers, M.A., Ll.D., K.C., Language: English Keywords: Civil Actions / Law Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

  • by Anon
    £4.99

    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

  • by W. R. Morfill
    £7.99

    First published in 1887, this vintage book offers a short account of the chief characteristics of the Serbian language, with a special focus on its grammar. Serbian is the language Serbia, the territory of Kosovo, as well one one of the languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also spoken in Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. With clear explanations and helpful tables, this volume will appeal to those with an interest in the learning the Serbian language or how it it has developed within the last century. Contents include: "e;The Alphabet"e;, "e;The Accents"e;, "e;Characteristics of the Dialects"e;, "e;Doctrine of Forms"e;, "e;The Gender of Substantives"e;, "e;Declension"e;, "e;Consonantal Stems"e;, "e;Adjectives"e;. "e;Degrees of Comparison"e;, "e;The Numerals"e;, "e;Pronouns"e;, "e;The Verb"e;, "e;Prefixes"e;, "e;Stems without Suffixes"e;, etc. William Richard Morfill FBA (1834 - 1909) was Professor of Russian and allied languages at the University of Oxford from 1900 to 1909. He was the first such professor in Britain and wrote many books on the subject, including "e;A Grammar of the Russian Language"e; (1889), "e;The Story of Russia"e; (1890), and "e;Slavonic Region"e; (1904). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this classic volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition for the enjoyment of literature lovers now and for years to come.

  • by Fred Reinfeld
    £7.99

    To become more then an average chess player a person must master the art of the end-game. This tactical necessity is explained here in step by step sections to slowly expand your game and teaches you to spot favourable endings and how to defend and turn possible defeat to a hard won victory. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

  • by Johannes Caius
    £4.99

    The diversities, the names, the natures, and the properties. Originally written and published in 1576, this is a reprint of the earliest known work on dog breeds. Translated from the original Latin, it lists all the dog breeds of the time and charts their type and development. As the only known work from the period it is of great significance. The forebears of all modern breeds can clearly be seen in the names and types of dogs described, as can many breeds that are now lost forever. Listed within: Harriers, Terriers, Bloodhounds, Gazehounds, Leviners, Tumblers, Land Spaniels, Water Spaniels, Setters, Gentle Spaniel, Comforter Shepherd's Dog, Mastiff, Bandog Wap, Warner, Turnspit, Dancer.

  • by Marcus Aurelius
    £7.54

    This classic book contains the personal musings and reflections of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. Written for himself with no intention of publishing his writing, Meditations of Marcus Aurelius documents the emperor's attempts to attain a better understanding of himself and the world around him, detailing his struggle with his emotions, ideas of virtue, the gods, reason, and all things in between. Despite being for his own benefit, his work was to become one of the most important works of philosophy, inspiring intellectuals, statesmen, and teachers for thousands of years. Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. The last of the Five Good Emperors, he is hailed as one of the greatest Stoic philosophers. This fascinating philosophical work is published now with a new introductory biography of the author.

  • by William Moulton Marston
    £7.99

    This fascinating volume contains a comprehensive treatise on human emotion, with chapters on love, submission, dominance, consciousness, and more. Written in simple, accessible language and full of interesting explorations of theorems and original expositions, this volume will be of considerable value to those with a keen interest in psychology, and would make for a great addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this volume include: 'Normalcy and Emotion', 'Materialism', 'Vitalism and Psychology', 'The Psychonic Theory', 'Of Consciousness', 'Motor Consciousness as the basis of Feeling and Emotion', 'Integrative Principles of Primary Feelings', etcetera. William Moulton Marston (1893 - 1947), also known by the pen name Charles Moulton, was an American psychologist, inventor and comic book writer who created the character Wonder Woman. We are republishing this antiquarian volume now complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.

  • by H. Norman
    £7.99

    This antiquarian book contains a comprehensive guide to constructing and furnishing aviaries, bird rooms, and cages. Written in simple, clear language and profusely illustrated, this book will be of considerable utility to the novice or prospective bird keeper, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this book include: "e;Introduction"e;, "e;The Situation Considered"e;, "e;The Ideal"e;, "e;Some Essentials"e;, "e;The Materials Described"e;, "e;The Front, The Floor, and the Roof"e;, "e;Prices of Materials"e;, "e;Details of Construction"e;, "e;Methods of Roofing"e;, "e;How to Lay the Floor"e;, etcetera. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on aviculture.

  • by Benjamin Read
    £5.99 - 6.99

    More than a decade has passed since the events of Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale, and Child has become Lady. Inheritor of all of Uncle's secrets and wealth, she has continued his work, becoming equally as isolated in her quest to refine the Porcelain and put right past mistakes. With the Porcelain more sought after than ever, Lady comes to the attention of a ruthlessly ambitious General who desires inhuman soldiers for the war effort and won't take no for an answer. Other, more human, problems rear their head when a handsome young Captain discovers a secret part of Lady's life. Faced with impossible choices, Lady must forge her own path through the complexities of love and war.

  • by W. Broadfoot
    £4.99

    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

  • by Henry Fielding
    £7.99

    English Literature boasts three comic worthies - three great creations that will live for ever. Pickwick and Falstaff are better known, but Parson Adams, who bestrides Joseph Andrews like a colossus, is of the same company, the favourite of every reader who encounters him in these picaresque pages. He lives, and so do all the rest of the wonderful characters, for seldom was a novel so rich in incident and all round excellence. Says George Saintsbury: 'The hero and heroine are surprisingly human where most writers would have made them sticks. And the rest require no allowance. Lady Booby, few as are the strokes given to her, is not much less alive than Lady Bellaston. Mr. Trulliber, monster and not at all delicate monster as he is, is also a man, and when he lays it down that no one even in his own house shall drink when he "e;Caaled Vurst,"e; one can but pay his maker the tribute of that silent shudder of admiration which hails the addition of one more everlasting entity to the world of thought and fancy. And Mr. Tow-wouse is real and Mrs Tow-wouse is more real still, and Betty is real and the coachman, and Miss Grave-airs and all the wonderful crew from first to last.'

  • by W. H. Rogers
    £7.99

    Records of the Cheriton Otter Hounds (History of Hunting Series) This is a high quality hard-back reprint of a classic and much sought after otter-hunting book. Originally published in 1925 and long out of print and very scarce, it covers the history of the Cheriton, and those who hunted with them, in great and intimate detail from the mid 1800s to 1925. Full of pictures and anecdotes it is a fascinating record of a past era. Published in a pictorial soft cover with 324 pages including 21 black + white photographs. List of chapters: - I: INTRODUCTORY - II: THE TAW - III: THE TEIGN - IV: THE TORRIDGE - V: THE CREEDY, KENN AND LYN - VI: MASTERS: OFFICIALS: FINANCE - VII: SPORT WITH MR CHERITON AND HIS DEPUTIES - VIII: ARTHUR HEINEMANN AND HIS PACK - IX: THE "e;FOX AND HOUNDS"e; - X: THE WAR - AND AFTER - XI: GENERAL NOTIONS - INDEX - LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS

  • by W. A. Hunter
    £4.99

    Knots are elusive but very important details of the sportsman's, and in particular, the angler's equipment. There are a bewildering variety to choose from but this comprehensive little book describes the essential types as simply as possible. First published in the early 1900s, the information in "e;Fisherman's Knots amp Wrinkles"e; remains as valid now as it was then. As well as the excellent section on knots, the chapter on net-making will prove of much interest to the hobbyist. The information on fish modelling, casting and painting is perfect for the amateur taxidermist and the other chapters on fly tying and dressing, and assorted wrinkles for anglers make for absorbing reading throughout.

  • by Carl Grosse
    £7.99

    Gothic fiction is a genre of literature that usually combines fiction with horror, romance, and death. The genre's origin is attributed to the novel, "e;The Castle of Otranto"e;, which was written by English author Horace Walpole and first published in 1764. "e;The Horrid Mysteries"e; is the English translation by Peter Will of the German Gothic novel "e;Der Genius by Carl Grosse"e;. It was notably one of the seven "e;horrid novels"e; referred to by Jane Austen in her novel "e;Northanger Abbey"e; and revolves around the Marquis of Grosse, who finds himself in the middle of a secret revolution arising from a society which employs mayhem and murder in their pursuit of an early form of communism. This volume is highly recommended for fans of Gothic literature and is not to be missed by collectors. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

  • by Robert Blakey
    £7.99

    This vintage book contains an illustrated guide to fishing, focusing on where, how, and what to fish for. Written with the beginner in mind, it offers expert tips and useful instructions written in clear language for the enjoyment of anglers new and old. Contents include: "e;On Tackle and Bait for Angling"e;, "e;of The Different Kinds of Fish-The Salmon"e;, "e;The Trout"e;, "e;The Pike"e;, "e;The grayling"e;, "e;The Perch"e;, "e;The Carp"e;, "e;The Tench and Barbel"e;, "e;The Chub, Bream, and Roach"e;, "e;The Gudgeon, Dace, and Roach"e;, "e;The Cha, Bleak, Lamprey, Loach, Minnow, Ruff, etc."e;, etc. Although old, "e;Angling or, How to Angle, and Where to go"e; contains a wealth of timeless information and would make for a fantastic addition to angling collections. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fishing.

  • by R. C. Bridgett
    £7.99

    Dry fly-fishing is an fishing method involving an artificial lure which floats on the surface of the water without getting wet. Originally designed for trout fishing, it is usually considered to be the ultimate fishing technique due to its difficulty in manual skill and the required understanding of the fish and its environment. This vintage book contains a complete guide to this particular mode of angling, written in simple language and profusely illustrated throughout. "e;Dry-Fly Fishing"e; will appeal to anglers new and old with an interest in this style, and it is not to be missed by the discerning collector of vintage angling literature. Contents include: "e;The Object of Fishing"e;, "e;The Necessity for the Dry-fly"e;, "e;Objections Answered"e;, "e;Advantages"e;, "e;The Apparatus"e;, "e;A Little Entomology"e;, "e;Floating Flies"e;, "e;Instructions"e;, "e;Tactics"e;, "e;Drag"e;, "e;On Wading"e;, "e;Trout-Stalking"e;, "e;Dapping"e;, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fishing.

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