First issue of both parts of The Decameron, a Shakespeare source-book.
The Decameron Containing an hundred...
London: printed by Isaac Jaggard, 1620, 1620. First English language edition. One of the classic early works of world literature and a source that Shakespeare drew from. This first translation... (Item #2618)
An incredible work of adventure that explores the depths of the human psyche
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the...
London: Sampson Low, Martson, Low, & Searle, 1873. First U.K. edition. Rare first English language edition of Verne's classic work, preceding the American edition and much scarcer than the 1873... (Item #2607)
An argument for using education not for the distribution of facts, but for the encouragement of critical thinking and individual development
Dodd, J. P.
A Lecture on the Best...
London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1847. First edition. Recent green paper wrappers. Collates , 51 pages: complete. Pages hand numbered in upper right hand corners; minor marginal annotations on... (Item #2598)
A rare proposal expanding public access to early childhood education
[Education of Children] Alnwick Victoria...
Resolutions Passed at a Public...
Alnwick: M. Smith, [September 4] 1838. First edition. 3 page pamphet measuring 152 x 228mm. Trifolded with ownership signature of Wm. Dickson Esq to rear blank. Else an exceptionally clean... (Item #2596)
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)
An influential work by one of the last true Renaissance men
Rome: Typis Ludovici Grignani, 1650. First edition. Folio (pages 306 x 212 mm) collating: , 560, ; complete with the inserted illustrated title, portrait of Pope Innocent X, and the... (Item #2613)
Plutarch's first appearance in English, providing readers with greater access to his key works
Plutarch (translated by Philemon Holland)
The Philosophie, commonlie called, The...
London: Arnold Hatfield, 1603. First English language edition. Folio (pages 315 x 208 mm) collating: , 1363, [1 blank], 62; complete excepting for the final errata leaf. Bound in late... (Item #2612)
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)
An important and influential work of literature that has had a resounding impact worlwide.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1834. First American edition. Two octavo volumes (pages: 199 x 118 mm): [2, Opinions on This Work], xii, 243; [iv], 192, [2, blank], [12, publisher's... (Item #2601)
"Knowledge and intellection serve a Tolstoi...and I am not going to be a Tolstoi. Surely, I will be a Kerouac, whatever that suggests"
Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) to...
[N.P.]: . Original Autograph Letter Signed and addressed to childhood friend Ian MacDonald. 3 pages handwritten in pencil on 1 sheet measuring 11.5 x 8 inches. In excellent condition overall... (Item #2588)
A work that changed how we understand light and laid the groundwork for modern wave theory
Newton, Sir Isaac
Opticks: or, a Treatise of...
London: printed for Sam. Smith, and Benj. Walford, Printers to the Royal Society, 1704. First edition. Bound in full contemporary English calf, with slight leather repairs at the head and... (Item #2582)