Leviathan By Thomas Hobbes
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Leviathan By Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil is a book written by Thomas Hobbes and published in 1651. Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social c...

Guide to Modern Cookery By A. Escoffier
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Guide to Modern Cookery

From the Preface: If the art of Cookery in all its branches were not undergoing a process of evolution, and if its canons could be once and for ever fixed, as are those of certain scientific operations and mathematical procedures, the present work would have no raison d'etre; inasmuch as there already exist several excellent culinary text-books in the English language. But everything is so unstable in these times of progress at any c...

American Root Drugs
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American Root Drugs

Prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture by Alice Henkel, Assistant in Drug-Plant Investigations. The fifty drugs described include all the official roots found in this country, besides such nonofficial drugs as are most frequently quoted in drug catalogues.

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An Introduction to Astrology

With 36 illustrations. First published in 1647, as Christian Astrology, this is one of the best known post-classical works on Astrology. The present edition, heavily edited by 'Zadkiel,' (Richard James Morrison) was released under the current title in 1852. Horary Astrology, the subject of this book, interprets planetary positions to answer a wide range of questions, from lost dogs and stolen fish, to the death of kings. While there ...

Everybody’s Astrology
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Everybody's Astrology

(From the front of the book): 'Psychology or Astrology — Which ? Sun and Rising Sign Readings; Table of Rising Signs; Correct Map of; Standard Time Sections; Principle Illustrated by Author's; Nativity; "Accidental Coincidences" and How to Foil them.' A short book which goes through the various signs of astrology, trying to figure out if any of it is real.

On the Writing of the Insane
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On the Writing of the Insane

A book of observations on the peculiarities of writing styles as shown by asylum patients. G. Mackenzie Bacon was a medical superintendant at Cambridgshire County Asylum (now Fulbourn Hospital) located near Cambridge, England. As well as the fascinating images, the book also gives a series of transcribed excerpts.

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The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Contains 6 letters of Peter Abelard and Heloise d'Argenteuil. The love between these two is the stuff that legends are made of, although their story seems less romantic when laid out bare. Abelard started an affair with her when he lived at her house (actually her Uncle's house). The Uncle found out and separated them, but they continued to meet in secret until Heloise became pregnant, at which point her lover shipped her off to Brit...

The Gods by Robert G. Ingersoll
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The Gods by Robert G. Ingersoll

Ladies and Gentlemen: An honest god is the noblest work of man. Each nation has created a god, and the god has always resembled his creators. He hated and loved what they hated and loved, and he was invariably found on the side of those in power. Each god was intensely patriotic, and detested all nations but his own. All these Gods demanded praise, flattery, and worship. Most of them were pleased with sacrifice, and the smell of inno...

Modern Essays
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Modern Essays

A collection of thirty-three essays, including: American Literature By John Macy; Mary White By William Allen White; Niagara Falls By Rupert Brooke; The Almost Perfect State By Don Marquis; The Market By William Mcfee; Holy Ireland By Joyce Kilmer; A Familiar Preface By Joseph Conrad; On Drawing By A. P. Herbert; O. Henry By O. W. Firkins; The Mowing Of A Field By Hilaire Belloc; The Student Life By William Osler; The Decline Of The ...

An Encyclopaedia of Practical Recipes and Processes
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An Encyclopaedia of Practical Recipes and Processes

This fully illustrated, thousand page book is superb. It's basically a guide on how to run your house and make food. Everything you can think of is in this book, from sewing rooms, to how to choose the best lamps, from wooden floors, to ironing, from the 'days routine' to soap making, and from cleaning day to toilet preparations. And of course, loads and loads of recipes. A treasure trove of old timey household advice and recipes.