Essays cover topics including strategies of madness and the plague in literature and myth.
Filippini, "25 years with Delmonico," presents 100 egg recipes plus several more in the appendix. From scrambled eggs with truffles to eggs a la tripe.
A wonderfully varied collection, showcasing the enormous range of Penguin titles published over the years.
A complete history of Egypt, from the First Dynasty to Arabic Egypt.
A Transcription of a manuscript in the possession of the Medical Society of London, with an introduction. It's origins are unknown, but has been in the society's library since the 1770's. The original text is printed facing the modern transcription.
Written by a former colonial administrator. A history of Eritrea and it's peoples from pre-history to the British Occupation in the 1940's.
The full title is," A Topographical Account of The Hundred of Bosmere in the County of Southampton, Including the Parishes of Havant, Warblington, and Hayling." A detailed history of the area around Hayling Island, including notable buildings and natural history.
An account of the authors travels in Egypt with his family, when advised to visit for his health.
Selections from notebooks Somerset Maugham kept from the age of 18 in 1892 until 1949. Partly autobiographical, including observations, confidences and jottings.
A Kaleidoscopic novel about the Ancient World, based on the factual history of Alcibiades, ward of Pericles.
A wide-ranging history of European exploration of the African continent, largely in the words of expedition leaders. Including accounts by Livingstone and Stanley, Mungo Park, Burton, and Speke.
A most evocative manual that was clearly used at the time to teach the complex arts of air navigation to young airmen.
A comprehensive history of oil extraction in the Middle East, beginning with an account of the history of the region in general since the advent of Islam.
Beginning his research after hearing of an old country woman who used the herb to cure dropsy, Withering used foxglove to treat congestive heart failure with some success. Its introduction into the Edinburgh pharmacopoeia in 1783 and its subsequent widespread acceptance eventually led to its overuse and Withering's classic Account of the Foxglove was actually written as a protest against such abuse. The book includes 163 cases involving the use of digitalis and is regarded as one of the classics in pharmacology (Heirs of Hippocrates 1039)
The memoires of a German soldier and later airman and air intelligence officer during WW1.
The first part gives a background history of botanical illustration, followed by practical advice covering techniques, materials and many tips and examples.
A history of early Welsh poetry, with many examples in the original Welsh language, followed by the author's sensitive translations.
A history of the development of wooden ships from the earliest times to the mid nineteenth century.
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