About Words from Old Books

Books from a gentler age.

This is a companion site to FromOldBooks.Org; here you will find longer extracts and complete books, mostly old and charming reference works.

The books have been scanned or typed by hand by Liam Quin, or in some cases processed from books scanned by other people.

Script font is Origins by Laura Worthington; ornaments from P22 1722 by Ted Staunton; Cone of Silence font by doodle_lee_do, used by kind permission.

DO NOT TRY TO DOWNLOAD THIS SITE: ask first. There are multiple gigabytes.

Contact: mail slave at fromoldbooks dot org, mentioning the colour of your socks in the subject.