First edition of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations in English
Aurelius, Marcus, Emperor of Rome...
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus the Roman...
London: M. Flesher for Richard Mynne, 1634. First English language edition. Translated out of the original Greek; with notes: by Meric Casaubon, Marcus Aurelius' extremely influential expression of Stoic philosophy.Small... (Item #2605)
"Why in this age has heaven allowed you more and Women less...Why should Women not write as well as men?"
Behn, Mrs. A. [Aphra].
Sir Patient Fancy: A Comedy.
London: Printed by E. Flesher for Richard Tonson, 1678. First Edition. Expertly bound in full red straight-grained morocco, gilt stamping to boards and spine, marbled end-papers, page edges stained yellow... (Item #2156)
Extraordinary contemporary inscription to the publisher
ALL THE ASSHOLES IN THE...
Bensenville, Ill. Open Skull Press, 1966. First edition. Publisher's illustrated saddle-stitched wrappers, 12 unpaginated leaves, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. One of about 400 copies. This copy in Fine condition with... (Item #639)
One of five copies of the "author's edition" with original artwork bound in
FLOWER, FIST AND BESTIAL WAIL...
Eureka, CA: Hearse Press, . First edition. One of 200 copies of Bukowski's debut chapbook. This copy one of approximately five "author's edition" copies with an original illustration by the... (Item #1041)
"The ancient world's first systematic universal history"
Caesarius Eusebius (trans. St. Jerome;...
Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 13 September 1483. Second Edition. After the undated first edition printed in Milan ca. 1475 and the first edition to mention Gutenberg as the inventor of printing... (Item #2417)
The first "published" edition of Alice, after the impossibly scarce 1865 edition.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
London: Macmillan & Co., 1866. Second (first published) edition. The book that forever changed the face of children’s literature. In the original publisher's red, gilt-stamped cloth, gilt edges, light blue..... (Item #2689)
"One of those universal works which are read by all ages at all times”
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De [Trans...
The History of the Valorous...
London: Printed by Richard Hodgkinsonne, for Andrew Crooke, 1652. Second Edition. Second complete edition in English and the first edition of both parts issued together (and first English edition in... (Item #2116)
Paris: Appresso Giacomo Langlois, 1651. First Edition. First edition (not to be confused with the French edition which published later the same year, the Italian edition being much more rare)... (Item #2178)
A scientific work that would change history and solidify Einstein's position as the most recognizable scientist of the modern world
Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitatstheorie
Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. First Edition. The first separate printing of Einstein's influential work on relativity. Octavo, 64pp. Original tan wrappers with printer's imprint "Druck von Metzger & Wittig... (Item #2406)
Fitzgerald's only stage play, inscribed to a college friend
Fitzgerald, F. Scott.
The Vegetable (Inscribed First Edition)
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. First Edition. Warmly inscribed by the author on the first blank: "1928 Princeton For Chad Davis from his devoted friend F Scott Fitzgerald." A.... (Item #2527)
“If rights are founded in the nature of our moral being, then the mere circumstance of sex does not give to man higher rights and responsibilities than to woman”
Grimke, A. E.
Letters to Catherine E. Beecher...
Boston: Printed by Isaac Knapp, 1838. First edition. Original quarter cloth and boards; yellow printed paper label on front cover spelled “Catharine.” Slight chipping to crown and foot of spine;..... (Item #1973)
Exceptionally rare cornerstone of modern, 20th century literature
London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899. First English language edition. Extremely rare wrappers issue of the first English translation of Hunger. Unrestored wrappers in Very Good+ to Near Fine condition... (Item #1994)
A lovely set of Jonson's collected works, in contemporary boards
The Workes of Benjamin Jonson...
London: Printed by William Stansby [and] Printed for Richard Meighen, 1616, -1640 (ie. 1641). First edition. First volume printed 1616, second volume printed 1640, but dated 1631, 1640 and 1641... (Item #2403)
First edition of Kafka's modernist masterpiece in the original wrappers
Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis]
Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, . First edition. Cream-colored wrappers with folding flaps, front cover with Ottomar Starke's famous charcoal drawing of a man clutching his head in front of an open... (Item #1658)
Locke's hugely important philosophical work, in a contemporary binding
An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding
London: by Eliz. Holt, for Thomas Basset, 1690. First edition. Elizabeth Holt imprint, the first issue according to Yolton 61A; PMM 164; Pforzheimer 599. (Current scholarship is mixed as to... (Item #1752)
One of the most influential texts by the father of modern geology
Principles of Geology (3 vols.)
London: John Murray, 1830-1833. First edition. A handsome set of this important early scientific work. Bound in contemporary three quarter calf over cloth boards. Each volume rebacked, volume one with... (Item #2606)