After discovering a copy of this great 100 year old book on "Bacteria in relation to Country Life" on Google Books I decided to snoop around for other old books on bacteria: Microbiology of the Built Environment – as of ~ 100 years ago: Bacteria in relation to country life
Bacteria: especially as they are related to the economy of nature by Sir George Newman
Bacteria: their relation to modern medicine, the arts and industries by Frank Bardwell 1891
Bacteria: what they are, what they do, and how they are cultivated by CHarles Marshall 1896
Bacteria: or the general study of germs - by Edward McWeeney
Lectures on bacteria - Page 1 - by Anton Bary 1887
If you expand the search to "microbes" you get some other interesting ones
I am sure there are many others that are fascinating there. It is always interesting to me to see what people were thinking about in terms of microbes in the past. And Google Books is one heck of a convenient way to do this.