One of the best-selling children's books of all time, delighting young readers for over thirty years
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, . First Edition. First printing with the correct numberline (printed in Japan). Lacking the scarce dust jacket. Previous owner's gift inscription on... (Item #2450)
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)
Carroll's most memorable poem, in the lovely deluxe binding
The Hunting of the Snark...
London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. First edition. One of approximately 100 copies in the publisher's deluxe binding of red cloth. Full gilt illustration on the front cover, all page edges... (Item #2584)
Works that influenced every major luminary of English literature to come after them
Chaucer, Geoffrey [ed. Thomas Speght].
The Workes of our Ancient...
London: Adam Islip, 1602. First Thus. Second appearance of the Thomas Speght edition of Chaucer, and the seventh edition of Chaucer's works overall. Folio (pages 315 x 209 mm) collating... (Item #2611)
"Almost nothing else in children’s literature equals Pinocchio for wildness of invention”
The Story of a Puppet...
New York: Cassell Publishing Co., 1892. First American edition. Published simultaneously with the British Unwin edition, using the same sheets, but with a canceled title page. Part of the Children's... (Item #1567)
The autobiography of a conservative president who saw it as his duty to preserve the nation's traditional economic frugality
The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge...
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp. 1929. First edition. A Fine copy, lacking the publisher's slipcase. One of a thousand copies signed by Coolidge on the limitation page."As America's 30th president... (Item #2654)
Birmingham: Oxmoor House, 1974. First Edition. Folio (measures 406 x 330 mm). Number seven of ten numbered copies signed by Dickey and the book's production team. Publisher's full leather with... (Item #2482)
Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist Edited by...
Evanston, Illinois: The Library of Living Philosophers, Inc., 1949. First edition. Limited to 760 numbered copies, signed by Einstein ("Albert Einstein. 49"). This being copy 279. Octavo (9 5/16 x.... (Item #2591)
"A new school of novel-writing, proving that this literary form could be adapted in skillful hands"
Middlemarch (in 4 vols.)
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871-1872. First Edition. Late 19th to early 20th century binding by "Robertson" in Edinburgh. A complete first edition set retaining all four half-titles... (Item #2366)
An interesting use of the epistolary form to encourage girls' intellectual and emotional growth, previously owned by an early women's teaching college
[Fales, Sally] A Lady
Familiar Letters on Subjects Interesting...
Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1834. First edition. Contemporary buff cloth binding with paper label to spine. Some rubbing and shelfwear to extremities, largely concentrated on crown and foot of spine... (Item #2742)
"The most widely known and quoted work of Victorian poetry in the world"
Fitzgerald, Edward (translator) and Frank...
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
London & Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis, 1919. First Edition. One of 350 specially bound and numbered copies. Publisher's full vellum binding with some mottling and wear. Overall Near Fine with... (Item #2452)