First Edition of Sebastian Brant's Greatly Expanded Aesop With Numerous Woodcuts
Aesop, Sebastian Brandt
Appologi sive Mythologi cum quibusdam...
Basel: Jacob Wolff of Pforzheim, 1501. First edition thus. An early illustrated edition of Aesop's Fables, augmented and edited by Sebastian Brant and the first edition to include his additional... (Item #1859)
Venice: Bernardinus Stagninus de Tridino, April 10, 1486. Fifth edition. Folio (309 x 214 mm). Collates: a2-p8, q-r6, aa-mm8, [2 leaves]: 229 of 230 leaves, complete but for the initial... (Item #2615)
Nurmberge (Nuremberg): J. Weissenburger, . Octavo (159 × 123 mm). Modern green morocco, spine lettered in gilt, boards single ruled in blind, edges green. Housed in a custom-made green slipcase... (Item #1111)
Parma: Angelus Ugoletus, March 31, 1491. First Thus. A scarce Parma imprint of these opuscula ("smaller writings"), which include many of St. Augustine's most important doctrines; his Grammatica, Rhetorica and... (Item #2614)
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)
One of the earliest philosophical works published in English
THE TVVOO [TWO] BOOKES OF...
London: Printed for Henrie Tomes, 1605. First edition. An exceptional, Fine copy with a distinguished provenance. Quarto (pgs. 183 x 140 mm): [Title], 1-45; 1-118; with the typical erratic page... (Item #1998)
"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)
An early argument for the improvement of women's education based on the sexes' equality -- an influence on the American seminary movement
[Bennett, John] A Clergyman of...
Strictures on Female Education
Norwich [CT]: Printed by Ebeneezer Bushnell, . First American edition. Contemporary full brown sheep with faint gilt to spine. Gentle rubbing to spine and boards, and bumps to corners. Measures... (Item #2733)
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)
A testament to the Puritan tradition of relying on faith in times of persecution
Bunyan, J.; [James Burdwood].
Heart's-Ease in Heart-Trouble.
London: Printed for W. Johnston, 1762. Early Edition. Bound in modern full red crushed morocco, gilt stamping to the boards and spine, raised bands, black morocco spine label, marbled end... (Item #2321)
"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)
"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)
A masterpiece of world literature and the most important work written by a Spanish author
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De [Trans...
THE HISTORY OF THE VALORUS...
London: Printed by Richard Hodgkinsonne, for Andrew Crooke, at the Green Dragon in Pauls Churchyard, 1652. Second Edition. Second complete edition in English and the first edition of both parts... (Item #468)
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)
A glimpse into the kitchen of a 19th Century woman
[Cookery] Mrs. Stephens.
Receipt Book, 1874…1883, 1885.
Manuscript recipe book from Mrs. Stephens of Maidstone, Kent. Containing 17 handwritten pages of cookery recipes. Contemporary red sheep over stitched card; scuffing to front and back covers; shelf-wear to... (Item #1967)
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)
The first complete translation of Dante's Divine Comedy into English
Dante Alighieri; Rev. Henry Boyd...
The Divina Commedia of Dante...
London: A. Strahan for T. Cadell, 1802. First English language edition. A lovely set of the first complete translation into English of Dante's "Divine Comedy." Full contemporary polished calf by... (Item #1832)