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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....


Memoirs of a Revolutionist

by Peter Kropotkin & Nicolas Walter Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

A nonviolent anarchist of the 19th century discusses his philosophy of collective action as well as life in the court of the Tsar, military service in Siberia, imprisonment, and escape.


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."


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.


School for Barbarians: Education Under the Nazis

by Erika Mann & Thomas Mann Dover Publications (January 28, 2014)

Published in 1938, this well-documented indictment reveals the systematic brainwashing of Germany's youth, involving the alienation of children from parents, promotion of racial superiority, and development...


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 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.


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...


Fifty Classic British Films, 1932-1982: A Pictorial Record

by Anthony Slide Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

200 striking photographs, in-depth commentaries, plot synposes, contemporary reviews, and more — about 50 British classics from yesterday and today. Preface. Text. Alphabetical list of films. Bibliography....


The King of Ireland's Son

by Padraic Colum Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Favorite tales from the Emerald Isle: "When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal's Dominion," "The Town of the Red Castle," 5 more. 9 full-page illustrations, numerous decorations.


Victorian London Street Life in Historic Photographs

by John Thomson Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Classic document of social realism contains 37 photographs by famed Victorian photographer Thomson, accompanied by texts offering sharply drawn vignettes of laborers, dustmen, street musicians, shoe blacks,...


English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations

by C. Willett Cunnington Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Remarkably thorough descriptions, information about hundreds of fashions: morning dresses, riding outfits, bridal gowns, more. Also millinery, footwear, etc. Based on contemporary sources. Indispensable for...


Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction

by George Bain Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, human and animal figures in distinctive Celtic style. Features over...


Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans

by Gladys Thompson Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Fully illustrated guide features 82 patterns for traditional fishermen's sweaters. Collected from sources throughout the British Isles, these sweaters and cardigans for men and women range from lightweight jerseys...


Legends and Romances of Brittany

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (August 07, 2013)

Rich compilation of age-old stories of fairies, sprites and demons; tales of the black arts, Arthurian romances, Breton lays of Marie de France, much more. 36 illustrations by W. Otway Cannell.


Hero-Tales of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin Dover Publications (October 06, 2012)

This extraordinary volume features 24 authentic tales of Fin MacCool. Each exciting story centers around superhuman heroes battling dragons and giants, outwitting sorcerers, and even overcoming death itself....


Classic French Fashions of the Twenties

by Atelier Bachwitz Dover Publications (April 01, 2013)

This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown....


Favorite Irish Crochet Designs

by Rita Weiss Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Step-by-step instructions and 40 illustrations for making 20 beautiful projects: tablecloths, bedspreads, lingerie, pillows, clothing. Delicate patterns include Cinderella, Dublin Beauty, more.


Dubliners

by James Joyce Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

A fine and accessible introduction to the work of one of the 20th century's most influential writers, this collection features 15 tales, including a masterpiece of the short-story genre, "The Dead."


Celtic Charted Designs

by Co Spinhoven Dover Publications (August 01, 2012)

Over 300 lovely designs from Book of Kells, Tara Brooch, and other authentic Celtic sources: spiral work, knot work, biomorphic patterns, more.


The French Revolution

by Thomas Carlyle & A.H.R. Ball Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

First published in 1837, Carlyle's authoritative and faithful account offers a dramatic and eloquent portrait of the events, heroes and villains, and the profound historical impact of the French Revolution.....


The Aran Islands

by J. M. Synge Dover Publications (March 28, 2013)

Famed playwright's beautiful, poetic 1907 memoir of life in an Irish fishing community. Superb retelling of folklore and anecdotes; vivid portrait of warmth, sincerity, and humor of hardy island residents.


Five Children and It

by E. Nesbit Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Five youngsters discover a bizarre sand creature that grants wishes. Unfortunately, these wishes come undone at sunset, leaving the children to face the unpleasant consequences.


The Happy Prince and Other Fairy Tales

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Nine charming, sensitive stories: "The Happy Prince," "The Selfish Giant," "The Star-Child," "The Nightingale and the Rose," "The Birthday of the Infanta," "The Remarkable Rocket," "The Devoted Friend," more....


Celtic Animals Charted Designs

by Ina Kliffen Dover Publications (October 24, 2012)

43 color-coded charts, complete instructions, and easy-to-follow diagrams enable even beginners to create a wealth of fabulous patterns for a variety of needlecraft projects.


The Ecclesiastical History of the English People

by the Venerable Bede & A. M. Sellar Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

This masterpiece of medieval historical literature chronicles the growth of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. Written by a monk in AD 731, it profiles prominent individuals in the formation of the country's...


The Life of St. Patrick and His Place in History

by John B. Bury Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Classic 1905 biography depicts the saint's early life in fourth-century Britain, abduction by Irish raiders, conversion to Christianity, and lifelong efforts to convert pagans and found churches. Extensively...


William Wallace: Guardian of Scotland

by A. F. Murison Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Dramatic account recalls legendary life of great Scottish patriot from his youth and early adulthood, when he spearheaded guerrilla warfare against the English, to his ultimate betrayal and execution.


The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades: Extracted and Translated from the Chronicle of Ibn Al-Qalanisi

by H. A. R. Gibb Dover Publications (November 08, 2012)

Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097–1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life...


Heidi: Adapted for Young Readers

by Johanna Spyri & Thea Kliros Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Beloved classic about the effervescent, nature-loving Swiss miss who ultimately transforms the lives of many people — among them Clara, a handicapped young lady, and Heidi's embittered, reclusive grandfather....


Celtic Stencil Designs

by Co Spinhoven Dover Publications (August 01, 2012)

130 beautiful, dramatic designs in a great range of size, shape, complexity. All royalty-free, with subjects ranging from birds and beasts of myth and scripture to elegantly wrought abstract motifs.


Heimskringla: or, The Lives of the Norse Kings

by Snorri Sturluson Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles reigns of 16 high kings, including Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Viking roving gives way to Christianity, unification of Norway. Over 130 illustrations...


Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Twenty folk tales represent hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination. Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more.


Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas

by H. A. Guerber Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

Reliable versions of age-old Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape Western culture. Creation of world, deeds of gods and heroes such as Odin and Thor, machinations of Loki, more.


English Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs Dover Publications (March 13, 2013)

By great turn-of-the-century folklorist with a gift for fine narration. 43 stories include "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Nix Nought Nothing," and many more. 65 illustrations.


The Revolution Betrayed

by León Trotsky & Max Eastman Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

One of Marxism's most important texts, this 1936 polemic explores the fate of the Russian Revolution after Lenin's death. A brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism, it prophesies the inevitable collapse...


Essential Works of Lenin: "What Is to Be Done?" and Other Writings

by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Four most significant works, also including "The Development of Capitalism in Russia," "Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism," and "The State and Revolution."


Popular Tales from Norse Mythology

by George Webbe Dasent Dover Publications (March 16, 2012)

42 thrilling folktales include "Dapplegrim," "Tatterhood," "The Werewolf," "Such Women Are," "The Three Dogs," "Temptations," "The Magician's Pupil," "Legend of Tannhäuser," "The Outlaw," "The Widow's Son,"...


God and the State

by Michael Bakunin Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

A founder of modern philosophical anarchism presents a clear introduction to anarchist thought and a manifesto of atheism. This influential work offers a mind-opening experience for even the most skeptical readers....


History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides & Richard Crawley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Thucydides' chronicle of the disastrous 27-year conflict between Athens and Sparta resonates with tales of heroism and villainy, deeds of courage and desperation, and the eternal folly of human conflict.


Celtic Myths and Legends

by T. W. Rolleston Dover Publications (June 26, 2012)

Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.


Nordic Gods and Heroes

by Padraic Colum & Willy Pogany Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Simple, dramatic tales of gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard: exploits of Odin and Thor, winning of Brynhild, twilight of the gods, more. Over 40 illustrations.


Philosophical Dictionary

by Voltaire & H. I. Woolf Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

These brief essays form a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire's sardonic wit lends a modern feeling to his writings on God, mortality, freedom, justice, and...


The Old Regime and the French Revolution

by Alexis de Tocqueville Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

This 1856 volume constitutes one of the most important books ever written about the French Revolution. It explores the rebellion's origins and consequences, offering timeless insights into the pursuit of individual...


The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

by A. T. Mahan Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.


The London Underworld in the Victorian Period: Authentic First-Person Accounts by Beggars, Thieves and Prostitutes

by Henry Mayhew Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

The first and possibly the greatest sociological study of poverty in 19th-century London, this survey features true stories of degradation, horror, and desperation that rival Dickensian fiction.


A History of the Vikings

by T. D. Kendrick Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account by a leading authority on the subject chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries....


The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

by Winston Churchill Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, offering valuable insights into a historic clash of Western and Arabic cultures.


The Book of the Courtier

by Baldassare Castiglione Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.