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)
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)
Very rare state "A" binding of this children's high-spot
Baum, L. Frank.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900. First edition. Quarto. Original state A binding of light green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in red and a darker green, pictorial pastedown endpapers... (Item #1716)
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)
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)
Rare presentation copy of Dr. Syntax with an original sonnet by the author
Combe, William (Thomas Rowlandson, illustrator)
The Tour of Doctor Syntax...
London: R. Ackermann, 1813. Third edition. A presentation copy from William Combe inscribed: "To Miss Emily Gouldsmith, with the affectionate regards of the Author." Additionally, Combe has written and initialed... (Item #1058)
Important historical evidence of the changing attitudes of the modern generation compared to their Victorian parents.
[Commonplace Book] Edith G. Lockwood.
Literary and artistic commonplace book...
[United Kingdom]: 1910-1917. Very Good+ manuscript commonplace book measuring 6.5 x 5 inches, with extremities of binding somewhat rubbed but textblock tight and fairly clean. Comprised of 20 handwritten pages... (Item #2284)
An early woman traveler's account of Constantinople and the Middle East
[Craven, Baroness Elizabeth]
Voyage de Milady Craven a....
Paris: Durand, 1789. First Thus. The first French translation, released in Craven's adopted country in the same year as the English. Bound in contemporary mottled calf with gilt to spine... (Item #2163)
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)
Darwin's application of the Theory of Evolution to human development
The Descent of Man, and...
London: John Murray, 1871. First Edition. Original green publisher’s cloth binding stamped in blind with spines lettered in gilt. Black coated endpapers. With errata on the verso of the title..... (Item #2382)
An excellent copy of Dickens' fourth Christmas book
The Battle of Life
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition. Vignette title in the fourth state (Smith II.8). Small 8vo: [viii], 175, , ; complete. Tipped onto the advertisement leaf is a smaller... (Item #1771)
A rare copy of Nicholas Nickleby in the publisher's deluxe morocco binding
The Life and Adventures of...
London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First edition. Bound in the original publisher's deluxe full green morocco binding, gilt titles, stamped in gilt and blind, yellow end papers, all edges gilt... (Item #2259)
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)
Evans' most substantial publication on the subject of his discoveries
The Palace of Minos at...
London: Macmillan, 1921-1935. First Edition. [with] Index to the Palace of Minos (Biblo and Tannen: New York, 1964). Four quarto volumes in six, and with the additional later printed index... (Item #2415)