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The Lay of the Cid

By: Selden Rose, R.

Description: The importance of the Cid as Spain’s bulwark against the Moors of the eleventh century is exceeded by his importance to his modern countrymen as the epitome of the noble and vigorous qualities that made Spain great.

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The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald

By: Collingwood, W. G.

Description: Harald Fairhair was king of Norway when this tale begins. There was a chief in the kingdom in those days and his name was Cormac; one of the Vik-folk by kindred, a great man of high birth. He was the mightiest of champions, and had been with King Harald in many battles. He had a son called Ogmund, a very hopeful lad; big and sturdy even as a child; who when he was grown of age and come to his full strength, took to sea-roving in summer and served in the king...

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The Arabian Nights Entertainments

By: Lang, Andrew

Description: The Arabian Nights was introduced to Europe in a French translation by Antoine Galland in 1704, and rapidly attained a unique popularity. There are even accounts of the translator being roused from sleep by bands of young men under his windows in Paris, importuning him to tell them another story. The learned world at first refused to believe that M. Galland had not invented the tales. But he had really discovered an Arabic manuscript from sixteenth-century E...

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The Writings of St. Francis of Assisi

By: Pascal Robinson

Description: A short anthology, but one with a wide enough sampling of his writings to showcase his own deep spiritual faith, The Writings of St. Francis of Assisi reflects both the spiritual mystic and the grounded human. A prelation of thought and lyrical expression combine to present readers with a poetical combination of natural and supernatural facets. An appropriate read for both laymen and scholars, The Writings of St. Francis of Assisi offers readers authentic spiritual renewal.

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The Book of Earths, Score Earth Boe

By: Edna Kenton

Description: This is a compendium of theories of the shape of the Earth, along with a great deal of 'Earth Mystery' lore. Richly illustrated, the Book of Earths includes many unusual theories, including Columbus' idea that the Earth is literally pear-shap

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Pale Ink, Score Earth Pi

By: Henriette Mertz

Description: This is another attempt to investigate early Chinese trans-Pacific contacts, written mid-20th century by a globe-trotting patent attorney, Henriette Mertz. Like Charles Leland's Fusang, written three-quarters of a century before, Mertz depend

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The Gateless Gate, Score Bud Glg

By: Ekai

Description: This classic Zen Buddhist collection of 49 koans with commentary by Mumon was originally published in 1934, and later included in Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki's popular anthology Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. Due to non-renewal it is currently in the

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A Visit from St. Nick, Score Etc Vsn

By: Clement C. Moore

Description: This is a collection of 19th century editions of the Christmas classic poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas. These were scanned from a facsimile edition printed in 1966 by Giniger Books. There are three editions presented here: a holograph manuscr

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Sacred Text : Memorials of the Faithful

By: Abdu'L-baha
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Journey to the Center of the Earth, a Journey Into the Interior of...

By: Jules Verne

Description: This is Jules Verne's entry in the subterranean adventure genre, a classic of 19th century science fiction. Originally published in 1864 as Voyage au centre de la Terre, there are two principal English translations. The most commonly reprinte

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T'ai-Shang Kan-Ying P'ien

By: Carus, Dr. Paul

Description: This work is a key text about Taoist morality and ethics. It is also translated in the Sacred Books of the East, Volume 40 as the Tai Shang Tractate, albeit without the wonderful fables included in this edition. The translators, Paul Carus and Teitaro Suzuki, also have other works at sacred texts: Paul Carus' Buddha, the Gospel, and Buddha, the Word, and Suzukis' Manual of Zen Buddhism.

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Baha'I Administration

By: Shoghi Effendi

Description: CONTENTS: Excerpts from Will and Testament of 'Adbu'l-Baha; and Letters from Shoghi Effendi. PARTIAL list of keywords: death; holy will; cause made manifest; believers; love; kindness; martyrdom; tablet of Haha'u'llah; Khurasan; Persia; Holy Leaf; Adrianople; Akka; Mashriqu'l-Adkar; assembly; Bab; Exalted One; Bahdadi; Baghdad; Baghdad House; destiny; enemy; redemption of the world; russia; turkey; Baha'i World; Guard Cause of God; loyalty; recantation; renu...

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The Lesser Key of Solomon, Score Grim Lks

By: S. L. MacGregor Mathers

Description: This edition of the Lesser Key of Solomon is based on manuscripts from the British Museum, edited by two prominent occultists. Although Mathers took lead on the body of the text, Crowley's literary fingerprints are all over this book, such as

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Utopia

By: More, Thomas

Description: Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King's Bench, was born in 1478, in Milk Street, in the city of London. After his earlier education at St. Anthony's School, in Threadneedle Street, he was placed, as a boy, in the household of Cardinal John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor. It was not unusual for persons of wealth or influence and sons of good families to be so established together in a relation of patron and client....

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Messages to America, Score Bhi Ma

By: Shoghi Effendi

Description: The Baha'i Faith in America sets out to accomplish two main goals. The first is to introduce to the American reading public a religion whose name may be commonly mentioned or heard, yet in terms of its unique history, world-view, beliefs, and

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The Union Haggadah

By: Isidore Lipton

Description: Among the ceremonials which nurtured the Jewish idealism of generations, a place of peculiar charm is held by the Seder, celebrated on the Passover Eve, and repeated on the following night by those who observe the second days of festivals. Literally, the name means the Order of the service. The ritual provided for the service is known as the Haggadah, that is, the Narrative of the Passover. The ceremony grows out of the several injunctions in the Pentateuch ...

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Examination of the Prophecies

By: Thomas Paine

Description: [NOTE: An early American Editor, Col. Fellows, Paine's personal friend, adds after the title of this Examination the following interesting Note: This work was first published by Mr. Paine, at New-York, in 1807, and was the last of his writings edited by himself. It is evidently extracted from his answer to the bishop of Llandaff, or from his third part of the Age of Reason, both of which, it appears by his will, he left in manuscript. The term, 'The Bishop,'...

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Sacred Text : Directives from the Guardian

By: Shoghi Effendi
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The Meaning of the Glorious Qurran, Score Pick

By: M. M. Pickthall

Description: The aim of this work is to present to English readers what Muslims the world over hold to be the meaning of the words of the Qurâ..an. This is the first English translation of the Qurâ..an by an Englishman who is a Muslim. Every care has thus

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The Story of Utopias

By: Mumford, Lewis

Description: This is a survey of the development of the concept of Utopia, by one of the foremost urban planning theorists of the 20th century. This was Mumford's first book. He starts with a survey of the major utopias, some well-known, others less so. We look at Plato's Republic, More's Utopia, Andreæ's Christanopolis, Bacon's New Atlantis, Campanella's City of the Sun, Fourier's Phalanxes, Cabet's Icaria, Bellamy's Looking Backward, Morris' News from Nowhere, and fina...

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