Tuesday, May 12, 2009

FREE Books, Books, Books



In the sidebar to this blog, I've loaded up links to a number of old books which are now available, online, as either PDFs, flip books or text. In most case, the link will take you to examples of all three versions.

Book are arranged, rather roughly by type, and chronologically within type. If a book is out of chronological order, it means that the print version is a later print version of an earlier text.

14 comments:

Luisa said...

You totally, totally rock. That is all.

[counting the minutes until work is over and I can run home and check out these links - lunch "hour" just ended, drat]

3Laiki said...

Ahhhh. A productivity sink...

babysweet said...

ummm... has anyone mentioned you rock?

;O)

Nice work, Patrick. Incredible collection of works... I can't wait to delve into the details.

retrieverman said...

Excellent! Thanks for posting these-- many good resources there.

Gina said...

That you rock thing ... totally true.

Miki said...

Oh dear - swooning is highly under rated.

What they said about you rocking, etc. - yup.

dodo said...

Two more for the collection

Dogs of all nations (1915)
http://www.archive.org/details/dogsofallnations00masorich

Dog shows and doggy people (1902)
http://www.archive.org/details/dogshowsdoggypeo00lanerich

Pai said...

Oh, these are amazing. Thanks so much for the links!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Well played mate, some really good time wastin' here
SBW

jack said...

"Rock of ages cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee".

This is an outstanding source of historic information. In an age where country traditions are under threat from all angles, it is wonderful to have access to all this. Keep it up Patrick. This site is well on its way to becoming my favourite library.

J.Cape Town

Matt Mullenix said...

Thanks Patrick! The Coursing and Falconry title is as close as I'll come to owning an original...

Gregg Barrow said...

Great stuff!

The Hutchinson book (Dog Breaking) is one of my favorites and an old standard with some of my early mentors. Don't let the politically incorrect title fool you, he is tougher on the handler then he is on the dog :-)

Thanks Patrick

Pai said...

I chuckled when I read this description of the Bedlington Terrier in a book from 1913. Nowadays the breed is considered one of the most complex and time-consuming to groom to 'show standards'. How times have changed!

This also was an interesting comment by the book author. It's more true nowadays then it was back then!

Gregg Barrow said...

Patrick,
One that belongs on the list is
http://www.archive.org/details/artpracticeofhaw00mich
Great old book that Matt encouraged me to read.
Gregg