Books of unclassifiably miscellaneous information and enter­tain­ment. In the early nineteenth century these books especially multiplied, and some became annual institutions; they seem to have been aimed at an audience that could not afford to possess many books, which made their miscellaneous character an advantage.

The New Wonderful Museum and Magazine Extraordinary: being a complete repository of all the wonders, curiosities, and rarities of nature and art, from the beginning of the world to the present year. By William Granger, Esq. London: [Various].
Vol. I (1802).

Vol. II (1804).
Vol. III (1805).

Vol. V (1807).

The Hundred Wonders of the World, and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature, described according to the best and latest authorities, and illustrated by engravings. By the Rev. C. C. Clarke.  Eighth edition. London: Sir Richard Phillips & Co., 1820.

The Cabinet of Curiosities, or Wonders of the World Displayed; forming a repository of whatever is remarkable in the regions of nature and art, extraordinary events, eccentric biography, &c., &c. London: J. Limbird, 1824.

The Wonders of Nature and Providence Displayed. Compiled from authentic sources, both ancient and modern, giving an account of various and strange phenomena existing in nature, of travels, adventures, singular providences, &c. Albany: Josiah Priest, 1826. —Infidel scholars point to this book as one of the inspirations for the Book of Mormon.