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Project Gutenberg is a non-profit organization dedicated to converting out-of-copyright books into electronic form. They currently have well over 10,000 books available, and the list is constantly growing. Anybody interested in contributing to this body of work is encouraged to visit the Distributed Proofreaders site, where scanned books are being proofed one page at a time.

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The following table allows me to keep track of the books that I have previously scanned and converted into electronic form for Project Gutenberg. Click on the book titles to reach the appropriate download pages at the Gutenberg web site.

Title Author Synopsis
Ancient Life History of the Earth Henry Alleyne Nicholson Scientific textbook on the state of archaeology at the start of the last century.
Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages Julia De Wolf Addison A description of Mediaeval workmanship in several of the departments of applied art, together with some account of special artisans in the early Renaissance.
Aspirations of Jean Servien Anatole France The brief life story of a man, his association with an itinerant Italian scholar, and his singular obsession. English translation.
Awakening of China, The Rev. W. A. P. Martin A description of Chinese history, culture, and contact with Europe up until about 1900.
Bruges and West Flanders George W. T. Omond Illustrated history and travel guide to western Belgium.
Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making William Hamilton Gibson The complete trapper.
Captains of the Civil War William Wood "A Chronicle of the Blue and the Gray." Overview of the U.S. Civil War. Made corrections and added an HTML version.
Chicot the Jester Alexandre Dumas A tale of love and intrigue during the reign of King Henri III of France (abridged).
Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas A story of a secret royalist resistance movement during Napoleon's rise to power.
Discovery of America John Williams An enquiry into the tradition concerning the supposed discovery of America by Prince Madog (Madoc) ab Owen Gwynedd around the year 1170 A.D.
France in the Nineteenth Century Elizabeth W. Latimer A history of the changes in French government from 1830 to 1890, including the Franco-Prussian war and the Commune.
Frank Reynolds, R.I. A.E. Johnson Brief description of the artist and his work, with examples of his illustrations.
French Conversation and Composition Harry V. Wann A supplementary practice and exercise book for an intermediate level course in the french language.
Half-Hours with the Stars Richard A. Proctor A guide to the northern night sky, with maps.
History of Sea Power, A William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott The strategy and tactics of naval power from early history through World War 1.
Holland, The History of the Netherlands Thomas C. Grattan An enjoyable history of Belgium and Holland from the time of the Roman Empire until the Battle of Waterloo.
How to Cook Fish Olive Green A book of old-style fish-cooking recipes. The author is a pseudonym for Myrtle Reed.
Human Traits and their Social Significance Irwin Edman A 1920s college text book on social psychology.
Little Classics: Mystery Various A series of mystery/ghost stories. Produced 8-bit text file and HTML version.
Manual for Infantry War Department The manual for noncommissioned officers and privates of Infantry of the Army of the United States, 1917.
Memoirs and Historical Chronicles of the Courts of Europe Various Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Madame de Pompadour, and of Catherine de Medici.
Modern India William E. Curtis A general description of India at the start of the 1900's from the perspective of an American journalist.
Mosaics of Grecian History Marcius Willson A history in poetry and prose of Greece from its origins to its liberation from the Ottoman Empire.
My Four Years in Germany James Gerard Autobiographical record of the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1913-1917.
Navy as a Fighting Machine, The Bradley A. Fiske An introductory work on naval strategy, tactics, and operations.
New Heavens, The George Ellery Hale Three old astronomy articles published in Harpers.
Pen Drawing, An Illustrated Treatise Charles Maginnis A brief introduction to the art of pen drawing.
Pictures in Colour of the Isle of Wight Various Colorized photographs of the Isle of Wight, circa 1910.
Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest Edward Tyson Allen A treatise on forestry issues and techniques from the 1900s.
Practical Grammar and Composition Thomas Wood English text book.
Prime Ministers and Some Others George W. E. Russell Another book of reminiscences by the former M.P.
Principles of Mining Herbert C. Hoover Introduction to mining practices by a former U.S. President.
Recreations in Astronomy Henry Warren Antiquated astronomy book with a number of outdated concepts, including the planet Vulcan.
Review of the Resources and Industries of the State of Washington, 1909 James Gerard An overview of the state, published for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.
Sea-Kings of Crete, The James Baikie Archaeological work on the Minoan civilization.
Sea-Power and Other Studies Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge A series of chapter-long presentations on naval power up until the age of steam.
Secret Chambers and Hiding Places Allan Fea Historic, romantic, & legendary stories & traditions about hiding-holes, secret chambers, etc.
Secrets of the German War Office Dr. Armgaard K. Graves A story of a German spy and his activities just prior to World War I. (My contribution was the illustrated HTML version, with various corrections from the original text.)
Shepp's Photographs of the World James W. Shepp and Daniel B. Shepp Primarily Euro-centric image album, circa 1891.
Story of Geographical Discovery Joseph Jacobs A historical summary of the discovery and exploration of the world from the perspective of western europeans.
Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12) Francis J. Reynolds (Ed.) The early phases of the war up to the Battle of the Marne.
Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12) Francis J. Reynolds (Ed.) Neuve Chapelle, the Battle of Ypres, Przemysl and Mazurian lakes.
Voyages of Captain Scott Charles Turley The story of Captain Scott's two expeditions to the continent of Antarctica, and his ill-fated journey to the south pole.
Wagnerian Romances, The Gertrude Hall A prose interpretation of various Wagner operas.
Western United States, The Harold Wellman Fairbanks A geographical reader on the western portions of the U.S., c. 1900.
Working of Steel Fred H. Colvin and A. Juthe Reference book on steel working, hardening, alloys and temperature control.

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