Seafood and Cocktail Recipes from Europe's Atlantic Coast
A humorous, light-hearted theme recipe collection, inspired by the heritage of pirates, corsairs and buccaneers! Recipes for your starving... More > crew include Captain Haddock's Kedgeree... Jack Tar's Eeels, Mock Whale-meat Stew... and plenty of potent mixes for authentic "Dutch Courage".
Illustrated with old engravings and photos.
Great for armchair admirals or for party planning!< Less
A treasure-chest from the golden age of travel writing. Annotated, humorous highlights from over 100 eye-witness travel accounts (diaries, journals, collected letters, reports, travel guides) written... More > between 1750 and 1918. English and American authors, including some of the most famous literary figures of the 18th and 19th centuries: Dickens, RL Stevenson, James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, Henry James, plus an eccentric host of itinerant parsons, amateur antiquarians, well-heeled aristocrats and ladies of independent spirit. A huge read.
Long before Peter Mayle grumbled his way through A Year in Provence, or Stephen Clarke traced his slippery path through A Year in the Merde, travellers from the English-speaking world were amazed by the curious customs, the strange sights, sounds and smells of France. Complaining about the waiters, the plumbing, admiring the cheeseboards and pretty girls...
Now available as large-format (A4) perfect bound paperback, or as a PDF ebook to download!< Less
A collection of infamous classics of drug literature: short stories, essays, journalism, medical reports, poetry, visions, with dozens of vintage 19th-century illustrations (prints, photos,... More > postcards...), capturing the heady essence of Victorian drug culture.
From the Romantic opium-eaters, to the Bohemian hashish fanatics, intrinsically linked to the underground art and literature of the era. Narcotics, opium dens, bhang, cannabis, hasheesh eaters, water pipes, halluncingens and hallucinations, dreamy afternoons and hedonistic nights of absinthe, reefer cigarettes and sex. Entertaining, often erotic... dare we say addictive?
A literary anthology of authors including Aleister Crowley, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Richard Burton, de Quincey, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Bayard Taylor, Baudelaire, Dickens, and Louisa May Alcott! 224 pages - hours of giddy entertainment!
Available as large-format (US Letter) perfect bound paperback, or as a PDF ebook to download! **Revised and improved edition, Feb 2008! **< Less
A digital scrapbook album from the days of the British Empire in India, Burma (now Myanmar), Pakistan and Ceylon (now Sri lanka). Dozens of old photos, postcards, prints, engravings, maps... 18th,... More > 19th and early 20th century images. Features many color views from the famous and highly collectable Tuck oilette post card series. Fascinating scenes from daily life, plus exotic temples, palaces, legendary cities including Benares (Varanesi), Bombay (Mumbai), Delhi, Madras.
Makes an original gift or souvenir, ideal for collectors, amateur historians, travelers, ex-pats and retired civil servants, services personnel, tourism professionals, etc. Also available in windows screensaver format.< Less
Fascinating anatomical and medical illustrations from 19th century text books! These engravings include human physiology diagrams of the brain, heart, major muscles, arteries and organs, and several... More > simple Victorian operations including cataracts! This 2010 wall calendar makes a great gift for doctors, physicians, opticians, psychologists, med students and other health professionals, ideal for the consulting or waiting room wall!< Less
A dozen picturesque vintage photos and postcards of Egypt, from the late 19th century through the early 20th - souvenirs of intrepid Victorian and Edwardian tourists. Includes scenes of Cairo, its... More > famous hotels and museum, mummies, pyramids and sphinx, mosques, camels, veiled ladies, the Nile... and several prints in truly beautiful hand-tinted color.
A talking-point for the wall at home or in the office, also makes a great, original gift! See also our other vintage travel titles availale as downloadable ebooks and screensavers, including "Ancient Egypt - Old Engravings"!< Less
A dozen colorful old engraved maps make up this beautiful and fascinating 2010 wall calendar. For all fans of travel and exploration, cartography and old prints. A historical tour around the world... More > featuring all the main oceans and continents - Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa... plus country maps of Great Britain etc... A great showpiece or gift for all map and print collectors!< Less
A dozen vintage erotic postcards - funny, flirtatious, sometimes shocking, not very politically correct, this 2010 wall calendar will delight you for a whole year. For fans of rude and comic humor... More > and classic erotica!< Less
A dozen picturesque vintage photos and postcards of Japan, from the late 19th century through the last decades of the prewar Imperial lifestyle. Includes scenes of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, rural feudal... More > life, Buddhist shrines and Shinto temples, cherry blossom and traditional landscapes. Historic images for all fans of Asian culture and Japanese history. Includes early albumen prints in truly beautiful hand-tinted color.
A talking-point for the wall at home or in the office or restaurant, also makes a great, original gift! See also our downloadable ebooks "Postcards from Old Japan" and "Antique Geisha Girls" and "Kimono Girls" on this site - over 100 beautiful quality images each!< Less
A dozen vintage Bathing Beauties - classic swimsuit glamour from the Golden Age of seaside fashion! A selection of gorgeous girls in saucy, stripy costumes... a tasteful pinup calendar to brighten... More > your wall all year round. This 2010 wall calendar makes a great, original gift that lasts a whole year!< Less