An exploration into all beasts fabled, fabricated, fantastical, and fanciful, from across the world, including the Chinese and Japanese Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and the spate of Sea Serpents sighted off the 19th century New England coast.
Protect Yourself (The Secrets Of Unarmed Defense) - Brooks Mendell
1944 ; 85 Pages ; 8 MB
"In perfecting this system of self-defense in hand-to-hand combat, it has been the writer's goal to make available to anyone a simple set of defense measures designed to be used in any emergency where one's person is in danger of physical assault.
Researches, Chemical and Philosophical: Chiefly Concerning Nitrous Oxide by Humphry Davy
1800 ; 582 Pages ; 39 MB
"In 1799 Humphry Davy, the young English chemist and inventor and future president of the Royal Society, began a very radical bout of self experimentation to determine the effects of inhaling nitrous oxide, more commonly know as "Laughing Gas".
A Treatise on Adulteration of Food and Culinary Poisons and Methods of Detecting Them.
1820 ; 398 Pages ; 23 MB
The adulteration of food, as this book is testament to, is a far from recent phenomenon. "This groundbreaking work - written in English by a German scientist named Frederik Accum who lived in London from 1793 to 1821 - marked the beginning of an awareness of need for food safety oversight.
Walker Evans Florida: 52 Images Photo Book with words by Robert Plunket
2000 ; 80 Pages ; 8 MB
"American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975) is best known for his portraits of Depression-era America, a number of which were included in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), his famous collaboration with writer James Agee.
Mazes and Labyrinths: A General Account of Their History and Development
1922 ; 354 Pages ; 23 MB
William H. Matthews’ Mazes and Labyrinths, published in London in 1922, is itself labyrinthine: a vast and richly illustrated encyclopaedic portrait of these mysterious phenomena across time and space; from the Minotaur of Crete to the great cathedrals of Medieval France to the stately homes and spiritual nuclei of England.
20,000 Leagues under the Sea Re-Release Pressbook 1963
1963 ; 28 Pages ; 2 MB
For Hollywood history buffs, you will enjoy this pressbook's great collection of a decade's worth of media from the 1954 classic that was 1954 American Technicolor science fiction-adventure film and the first feature shot in CinemaScope.
The Hasheesh Eater: being passages from the life of a Pythagorean
1857 ; 371 Pages ; 14 MB
An "autobiographical book by the American novelist and journalist Fitz Hugh Ludlow in which he describes his altered states of consciousness and philosophical flights of fancy while using a cannabis extract.