Adams. Travellers' tales

Today's free book is Travellers' tales: a book of marvels by H. C. Adams (1883). For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust (I have not checked for other online sources).


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introductory

Chapter 2. Ancient Travellers: Sindbad — First Two Voyages

Chapter 3. Sindbad — Third and Fourth Voyages

Chapter 4. Sindbad — Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Voyages

Chapter 5. Ancient Travellers: Ulysses, the Egyptians, Hanno, Sataspes, Eudoxus

Chapter 6. Ancient Travellers: Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny

Chapter 7. Medieval Travellers: Cosmas, Tudela, Odoric, Marco Polo

Chapter 8. Marco Polo — Sir J. Maundeville

Chapter 9. Strange Quests:  Terrestrial Paradise  — Fountain of Youth — El Dorado

Chapter 10. Strange Lands: Atlantis —  Island of the Seven Bishops —  Island of St. Brandan — St. Matthew's Island

Chapter 11. Modern Travellers: Cook, Phipps, Drinkwater. De Tott, Baron Munchausen

Chapter 12. Modern Travellers: Bruce, Huc, Livingstone, Moody, Gordon Cumming, Du Chaillu

Chapter 13. Strange Customs — Amazons — Cannibalism

Chapter 14. Strange Customs: Marriage — Funeral

Chapter 15. Strange Men : Giants — Giant Races — Individual Giants

Chapter 16. Strange Men: Dwarfs — Dwarf Races — Individual Dwarfs

Chapter 17. Strange Men. — Monsters: Fabulous Men — Wild Men — Hairy Men — Men With Tails — Loup-garous — Vampires

Chapter 18. Strange Beasts: Fabulous Beasts — the Unicorn — Behemoth — Auroch — Irish Elk — Gorilla

Chapter 19. Strange Birds: Roc — Phoenix — Simorg  —  DInornis  —  Condor — Halcyon — Dodo

Chapter 20. Strange Fishes: the Mermaid — Kraken  —  Cuttle-fish  —  Gymnotus

Chapter 21. The Sea Serpent

Chapter 22. Strange Reptiles: Basilisk  —  Salamander  —  Toad Dragon — Serpent

Chapter 23. Strange Insects: Fabulous Insects — Beetles — Scorpions-- Locusts — Ants

Chapter 24. Strange Plants: Fabulous Plants — Mandrake —  Misletoe —  Vervain — Lotus — Upas — Banyan — Californian Cvpress



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