What is a “biset”?

“Biset” is an archaic and rarely used term for Columba livia, the Rock Pigeon, in English and French. The term, though rare in both languages, was more frequently used by French writers than English and typically referred to the wild bird rather than domestic pigeons – which are the same species. In both languages the … [Read more…]

Damaged PDF files being repaired – plus updates.

It seems that some of the PDF books were damaged by a compression program before uploading. These have all been identified and will be fixed shortly. A quick update on the site – there are plenty more documents to be uploaded. The files already uploaded are being sorted and transcribed. In time there will be … [Read more…]