I always enjoy when the used-book website Abe Books periodically posts a display of weird books. These include the truly weird, the extremely specialized and some that I don’t find weird at all. The page at the link, for instance, includes the book Tulipomania about the financial speculation in tulips in the 1600s. It was the first known financial bubble and more worthy of study than listing as a Weird Book makes it sound. Others, however? Well, take a look, first at some specialized topics:
Daghestan medicine symbols may, like tulipomania, be a subject worth of study, of course. Some of the others below, however …
Like Tulipomania, this seems a worthy reference book if you’re interested in snails.Not that there’s anything objectionable in books catering to a niche market, but even so …. English smocks?
Next, some that strike me as really odd.
I believe this one is a humor book.
There’s lots more at the link.
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