Steampunk Primary Sources From Google Books And archive.org

Here is a list of PDFs of books from the Victorian (and Edwardian) era that Steampunks can take ideas and illustrations from. There are many more that can be found, see my post on how to search to help you find them. Let me know in the comments if you find anything good!

Airships (1909)

http://www.archive.org/details/airshipalmanacli00browiala

Aircraft (1910)

http://www.archive.org/details/flyingmachinesc00jackgoog

The Aether (1886)

http://www.archive.org/details/luminiferousthe00woodgoog

Clockwork (1859)

http://books.google.com/books?id=9QnSAAAAMAAJ

Etiquette (1860s?)

http://www.archive.org/details/routledgesmanual00londiala

The Great Exhibition (1851)

http://books.google.com/books?id=lLgXAAAAYAAJ

The Magic Lantern (1888)

http://www.archive.org/details/bookoflanternbei00hepwrich

Mediumship (1891)

http://www.archive.org/details/experimentalspi00kardgoog

The Phonograph (1879)

http://www.archive.org/details/telephonemicrop00moncgoog

Steam Engineering (1867)

http://books.google.com/books?id=4Y5sBNn5NwAC

Steam Engines (1857)

http://books.google.com/books?id=w2UpAAAAYAAJ

Spirit Photography (1894)

http://www.archive.org/details/veilliftedmoder00taylgoog

The Telegraph (1860)

http://books.google.com/books?id=NK83AAAAMAAJ

The Telephone (1889)

http://www.archive.org/details/telephone01maiegoog

Theosophy (1891)

http://www.archive.org/details/isisunveiledama02blavgoog

The Typewriter (1890)

http://www.archive.org/details/howtobecomeexpe00barngoog