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Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


Wit and Wisdom of America's First Ladies: A Book of Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (September 08, 2014)

"The one thing I do not want," quipped Jacqueline Kennedy, "is to be called First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." This lively collection includes more than 350 revealing and thought-provoking remarks by...


Great Speeches of the 20th Century

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (August 18, 2014)

A great speech can stir the soul — and move a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from some of the twentieth century's most memorable addresses. Writers...


The Merchant Bankers

by Joseph Wechsberg & Christopher Kobrak Dover Publications (July 28, 2014)

This fascinating chronicle of the world's great financial families offers candid profiles of the personalities behind seven legendary banking houses: Hambros, which now survives in name only; Barings, the oldest...


Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...


On Lynchings

by Ida B. Wells-Barnett Dover Publications (April 01, 2014)

Three pamphlets by a civil rights pioneer chronicle some of the most regrettable incidents in American history. Wells's meticulous research and documentation of crimes from the 1890s offer priceless historical...


The Nightless City: Geisha and Courtesan Life in Old Tokyo

by J. E. de Becker Dover Publications (October 25, 2012)

This unsurpassed study from 100 years ago ventured into Tokyo's red-light district to survey geisha and courtesan life and offer meticulous descriptions of training, dress, social hierarchy, and erotic practices....


Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace: Techniques, Patterns, Instructions

by Thérèse de Dillmont Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

Crocheters at every level of expertise will appreciate these versatile patterns and their complete instructions for 30 motifs, 12 intricate grounds, and a variety of traditional footings and borders. 100 photos....


The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

Four of the Irish writer's finest works, among them "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," and the title story, plus 6 "Poems in Prose."


Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War: Selections from His Writings

by Frederick Douglass Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Selections of speeches and writings from the great abolitionist and statesman, focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, suffrage for African-Americans, Southern reconstruction, and other...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup Dover Publications (February 22, 2014)

Now a major motion picture! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation...


Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries

by A. Lucas & J. Harris Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Describes ancient Egypt's vast resources and the processes that incorporated them in daily life, including animal products, building materials, cosmetics, perfumes and incense, fibers, glazed ware, glass, mummification...


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume I

by George Catlin Dover Publications (September 20, 2012)

Volume 1 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians includes fascinating information on ceremonies, rituals, the hunt, warfare, and much more. Total in set: 312 plates.


Say It in Hebrew (Modern)

by Dover Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations.


Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

by George Francis Dow Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Comprehensive, reliable account of 17th-century life in one of country's earliest settlements. Contemporary records, over 100 historically valuable pictures vividly describe early dwellings, furnishings, medicinal...


The Rosetta Stone

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Fascinating account of great linguistic detective story — discovery of Stone, history of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics; work of Young, Champollion, other scholars; much more. 23 photographs. Bibliography....


Ozark Magic and Folklore

by Vance Randolph Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Includes eye-opening information on yarb doctors, charms, spells, witches, ghosts, weather magic, crops and livestock, courtship and marriage, pregnancy and childbirth, animals and plants, death and burial,...


Snow White and Other Fairy Tales

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Dover Publications (July 25, 2013)

Eleven timeless tales recount the adventures of "The Brave Little Tailor," "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "Jorinda and Joringel," "The Fisherman and His Wife," and more.


History of Philosophy

by Julian Marias Dover Publications (September 04, 2012)

Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century — major figures, currents, trends. Valuable section on contemporary philosophy — Brentano, Ortega, Heidegger, others....


Captured by the Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870

by Frederick Drimmer Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Astounding eyewitness accounts of Indian captivity by people who lived to tell the tale. Fifteen true adventures recount suffering and torture, bloody massacres, relentless pursuits, miraculous escapes, and...


First Steps in Egyptian Hieroglyphics: A Book for Beginners

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Classic primer comprises lists of frequently used signs and determinatives, a vocabulary of about 500 words, a series of 31 texts and extracts, and untransliterated and untranslated texts to be worked out independently....


Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, Vol. 1

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (September 11, 2013)

Volume 1 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts and reproductions of classical Egyptian art.


Greek and Roman Oratory

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

Inexpensive compilation of great speeches includes Pericles on the Peloponnesian War and Julius Caesar on the punishment of the Catiline conspirators, plus orations by Alcibiades, Demosthenes, Cicero, and many...


Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Budge gives the history of hieroglyphic writing, its evolution into hieratic and demotic scripts, and the fascinating tale of its decipherment by Young, Champollion, Åkerblad, and others.


3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornaments

by Blanche Cirker Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Royalty-free pictures from 1909 French typography catalog: plants, animals, religious motifs, music, carriages, boats, sports, furniture, clothing; plus borders, banners, wreaths, and other ornaments. Over 3,200...


The Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript

by Gisele Díaz & Alan Rodgers Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

First republication of remarkable repainting of great Mexican codex, dated to ca. AD 1400. 76 large full-color plates show gods, kings, warriors, mythical creatures, and abstract designs. Introduction.


Legends of Ancient Egypt

by M. A. Murray Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

11 carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.


Egyptian Decorative Art

by W. M. Flinders Petrie Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Classic study examines Egyptian taste in decorating, the ornamental writing of hieroglyphs, the origin of patterns, and more. Over 200 illustrations depict types of decoration described: geometrical, structural,...


28 Great Inaugural Addresses: From Washington to Reagan

by John Grafton & James Daley Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

Features compelling, powerful, and often inspiring remarks from such presidents as Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Reagan, and 6...


The School for Scandal

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan Dover Publications (April 09, 2012)

A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.


Great Speeches

by Franklin Delano Roosevelt Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

Includes 27 masterly speeches: First Inaugural Address, message to Congress after Pearl Harbor ("a day that will live in infamy"), Fireside Chats, Fourth Inaugural Address, many more.


North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

by Pamela Stanley-Millner Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Weave belts, headbands, and sashes and decorate handbags, vests, blouses, and other garments with authentic Native American motifs. 73 charts for bead weaving, 12 full-size patterns for appliqué. Complete instructions...


The Battle of Gettysburg: A Soldier's First-Hand Account

by Frank A., Col. Haskel Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Vivid eyewitness accounts of the wounded, of skirmishes, attacks and counterattacks, estimates of losses, marks of battle, and burial of the dead. 2 maps.


History of the Conquest of Peru

by William H. Prescott Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

This gripping chronicle draws upon the firsthand accounts of eminent 16th-century captains and statesmen to relate the overthrow of the Inca empire by the conquistadors.


Life and Work in Medieval Europe

by P. Boissonade Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Erudite yet readable work traces the economic evolution of Europe from 5th to 15th century. Focusing on working people, it covers breakup of feudal estates, development of small craft and large capitalist industries,...


Ten Days that Shook the World

by John Reed Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Reed's passionately involved narrative captures the opening days of the Russian Revolution, the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, Lenin's seizure of power, and other tumultuous...


The Sword Through the Centuries

by Alfred Hutton Dover Publications (October 02, 2012)

Engrossing survey details the uses of such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword, and sabre. 48 black-and-white illustrations.


Budge's Egypt: A Classic 19th-Century Travel Guide

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (July 16, 2012)

Nile monuments, Alexandria, Cairo, Heliopolis, Suez, Cleopatra's Needle, the Rosetta Stone, the pyramids, the Sphinx, the temples at Luxor and Karnak, and much more.


Indian Scout Craft and Lore

by Charles A. Eastman Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

Autobiographical account of how Eastman became a young Indian scout reveals secrets of the Sioux: how to read footprints, hunt with a slingshot and bow and arrow, trap and fish, much more. 27 illustrations.


The Olympic Games: The First Thousand Years

by M. I. Finley & H. W. Pleket Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

A definitive survey of the Olympic Games, from 776 B.C. to A.D. 261. Readers are introduced, with absorbing detail, to the games' events and their historical, social, and religious context. 40 unnumbered plates...


Religion of the Ancient Egyptians

by Alfred Wiedemann Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Highly readable, factual account of principal deities, myths, and doctrines, with particular emphasis on the Egyptian's dedication to recording their rich history and belief in an afterlife.


Clotel or The President's Daughter

by William Wells Brown Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale tells the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. The author, a former slave, powerfully depicts racial injustice.


Pirates of New Spain, 1575-1742

by Peter Gerhard Dover Publications (May 25, 2012)

Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Colorful narrative traces exploits of Elizabethan pirates, Dutch raiders, mercenary...


Patterns and Ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest

by Ira Moskowitz & John Collier Dover Publications (April 25, 2013)

Classic text-and-picture record includes over 100 lithographs and drawings of dances, fiestas, processions, chants and daily life among Zuni, Navajo, Apache, other tribes.


Native American Beadwork

by William C. Orchard Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Classic study offers well-illustrated look at a variety of beadwork methods and their results. Photos include baskets and bowls, necklaces, robes, cradles, and other items. 31 halftones. 136 figures.


Medieval Literature in Translation

by Charles W. Jones Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Comprehensive anthology contains exquisite cross-section of Western medieval literature, from Boethius and Augustine to Dante, Abelard, Marco Polo, and Villon, in masterful translations. "No better anthology...


The Civil War: A Book of Quotations

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (December 27, 2012)

More than 700 quotes — arranged chronologically and divided into sections on specific topics and events — provide a running narrative by the many who lived through or died in the Civil War. Notes.


Bartlett's Classic Illustrations of America: All 121 Engravings from American Scenery, 1840

by W. H. Bartlett Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Extremely rare engravings after illustrations of mid-19th-century America by eminent English artist. Superb detailed views of Mount Vernon, Faneuil Hall in Boston, Niagara Falls, West Point, much more. All royalty-free....


Egyptian Temples

by Margaret A. Murray Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

More than 120 photographs and diagrams depict the magnificent ruins of the Temple of the Sphinx, the great temples at Abu Simbel; and other extraordinary structures. 122 halftones and black-and-white line illustrations....