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    Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I stumbled on to this on another forum so
    I cant claim that I found it
    However I am sure it will be a good read on-line

    The 1922 edition of this classic
    "All About Coffee" by William Ukers has been scanned by the Harvard Library and is now available for FREE via Google Books.

    That means you need to create a Google account
    Happy reading

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Y5tXt7aoLNoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=All+A bout+Coffee#PPP19,M1

    Now I have to figure out how to access this book does anyone know how to do it ??

    KK

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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    Nice find KK. Thanks for posting.


    hmm, I have a google account, but cant work out even after adding it to my library, how to read it.

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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    Quote Originally Posted by 76747870707E7964170 link=1244896093/1#1 date=1244897040
    Nice find KK. Thanks for posting.


    hmm, I have a google account, but cant work out even after adding it to my library, how to read it.
    I think I found the way to do it
    Export Library
    So I suppose that means to download it ??

    KK

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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    Archive.org & Project Gutenberg have the book. Much easier to download.

    Try these:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28500
    http://www.archive.org/details/allaboutcoffee00ukergoog *(This is the google one)
    http://www.archive.org/details/allaboutcoffee00ukeruoft

    The two archive links are from different versions it appears, at least the first drawing is different... Havent actually read the book yet.

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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    Thanks for the Gutenberg link, it works well.

    I cant make head nor tail out of the Google site as far as downloading is concerned.

    Greg

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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    OK... Ive now got it in my library, but how do I read it :-?

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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    Hi all

    Thanks KK for the heads up on this.

    Like others I couldnt work out the Google one so downloaded the zipped HTML version of "All About Coffee" from Gutenberg. Its great, has all the pics and nicely scanned and OCRd. It will be going on my Eeepc Netbook to read on the train.

    Also at Gutenberg they have this one which reads interestingly too.
    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore
    Elliot, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1837-1914
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13746
    Covers life of a planter of Coffee in Mysore, India.

    Mike


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    cheers for the links ;D

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    Hi all

    Well I have been reading the HTML version of this book in the train and its marvellous. Im learning so much about the history of coffee and the coffee houses in London, Paris, Vienna and the Americas. The online team has done an excellent job of converting this book to HTML.

    Anyhow I liked the HTML book and the pictures in it so much that I have just ordered a real, physical hard copy - a 1st edition in fact. It will take about a month to get here. It took quite a few days of researching what was available from where, in what condition and at what price. Suffice it to say that Rudds cheque will be all used up. But Ill have a nice coffee book :-)

    Mike

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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    I have read about one third on the HTML version & I keep scrolling forward to see the wonderful pictures and prints
    They tell a story without words :)

    KK

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    Hi all

    My Ukers 1922 book arrived today at Berkelouws Paddington store. Its wonderful, its in superb condition too. However I will still be using the HTML version to read in the train, especially as this is not a common book :-) The book is 20cm x 26cm x 5cm thick and weighs over a kg. Two pics attached.

    A vary happy Mike




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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    Here is the front of the book. The gilding is still fine.



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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    Thats a rare book Mike
    Must have cost you a packet

    Beautiful condition is it a first (1st) edition

    KK

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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    Hi KK

    Yep, 1st edition, 1922
    I had a choice of a 1st or a 2nd edn. The 2nd edition is a dozen pages longer, so Im probably missing out on various errata and additions :-) The 1st edn was also more $ but decided to get it as its rarer. It is just such a nice book.

    Mike

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    All about Coffee by William Ukers is now available for download from Project Guttenberg..

    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28500

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    Re: All about Coffee by William Ukers is now available for download from Project Guttenberg..

    This was posted back in June
    CS Member speleomike actually purchased the original book :D

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1244896093/13#13

    KK

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    Re: Free online 1922 coffee book available to read online

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    The problem with Google book downloads is to do with copyright. Google has more extensive agreements in USA, and rather than risk being sued, they block downloading by people outside USA in a lot of cases.
    In another forum I am part of, someone from Aus used a link to his US company site, and found he could download without trouble.

    Now when I find books like this, I find Im suddenly late making my first cup for the day...

    Bruce :)



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