Many of you probably already know about archive.org and the resources they provide. Well, I went digging around over there this weekend in their text archive and found a “boat-load” of free PDF books. Many of these are scanned images of the book itself (including the cover), but include text files of the actual text. What I thought I would do is point you to some of the good finds that I made, so that you too can increase your library with some quality volumes for nothing. I tried to categorize them below:
Hymns and Hymnals
Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland, The Baptist Church hymnal : hymns, chants, anthems, with music. London: Psalms and Hymns Trust, 1900.
Benson, Louis F. The Best church hymns. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1899.
Benson, Louis F. The Hymns of John Bunyan. The Hymn Society, 1930.
Brownlie, John. Hymns of the early church, translated from Greek and Latin sources; together with translations from a later period; centos and suggestions from the Greek; and several original pieces. New York, Oxford university press, 1913.
Donahoe, Daniel Joseph. Early Christian hymns, Series II : translations of the verses of the early and middle ages. Middletown, Conn. : Donahoe, 1911.
Faber, Frederick William. Hymns. Baltimore : John Murphy, 1887.
Merrill, William Augustus. Latin hymns. Chicago: B. H. Sanborn, 1917.
Neale, John Mason. Mediaeval hymns and sequences. London : Joseph Masters, 1963.
Patrick, Millar. Four Centuries of Scottish Psalmody. London : G. Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1950.
Judson, Ann Hasseltine. Memoir of Mrs. Ann H. Judson : wife of the Rev. Adoniram Judson, missionary to Burmah, including a history of the American Baptist mission in the Burman empire. London : Printed for Wightman and Cramp, 1829.
Patristics and Church History
Justin, Martyr, Saint. The Apologies of Justin Martyr : to which is appended the Epistle to Diognetus. New York : Harper, 1877.
Migne, J.-P. Patrologiae cursus completus : sive biblioteca universalis, integra, uniformis, commoda, oeconomica, omnium SS. Patrum, doctorum scriptorumque eccelesiasticorum qui ab aevo apostolico ad usque Innocentii III tempora floruerunt … [Series Latina, in qua prodeunt Patres, doctores scriptoresque Ecclesiae Latinae, a Tertulliano ad Innocentium III] Parisiis : Excudebat Migne, 1851.
Saeki, P. Yoshio. The Nestorian monument in China. London : S.P.C.K, 1916.
Complete Works, Vol. 1
Complete Works, Vol. 3
Complete Works, Vol. 4
Complete Works, Vol. 5
Complete Works, Vol. 6
Complete Works, Vol. 7
Complete Works, Vol. 8
Complete Works, Vol. 11
Complete Works, Vol. 12
Complete Works, Vol. 15
Complete Works, Vol. 16
Complete Works, Vol. 17
Complete Works, Vol. 19
Complete Works, Vol. 20
Martin Luther (the Concordia edition edited by Jaroskv Pelikan [vols 1-30] and Helmut T. Lehnutnn [vols 31-55])
Complete Works, Vol 1
Complete Works, Vol 3
Complete Works, Vol 4
Complete Works, Vol 5
Complete Works, Vol 9
Complete Works, Vol 12
Complete Works, Vol 13
Complete Works, Vol 31
Complete Works, Vol 36
Complete Works, Vol 40
Complete Works, Vol 51
T & T Clarke’s old International Critical Commentary series
Genesis, by John Skinner
Judges, by G. F. Moore
Samuel, H. P. Smith
Esther, by L. B. Paton
Job I, by S. R. Driver
Psalms I, by C. A. Briggs
Psalms II, by C. A. Briggs
Proverbs, by H. Troy Crawford
Ecclesiastes, by G. A. Barton
Amos and Hosea, by William Rainey Harper
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, and Jonah, by H. G. T. Mitchell
Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habbakkuk, Obadiah and Joel by J. M. P. Smith
Matthew, by C. Willoughby
Mark, by E. P. Gould
Luke, by Alfred Plummer
Acts, by P. J. Gloag
Romans, by W. Sanday
1 Corinthians, by A. T. Robertson
2 Corinthians, by A. Plummer
Galatians, by E. De Witt Burton
Ephesians and Colossians, by T. K. Abbott
1 & 2 Thessalonians, by J. E. Frame
James, by J. H. Ropes
Petrine epistles and Jude, by C. Bigg
Johannine epistles, by A. E. Brooke
Revelation I, by R. H. Charles
Revelation II, by R. H. Charles http
Phillips, George. Syriac Grammar. Bell & Daldy London, 1866.