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)
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)
The author's copy of his first book, inscribed and gifted for a close friend
Tight Lines (Author's own copy...
Los Angeles: Tight Lines Publishers, 1932. First edition. The author's own copy of his popular work on big game fishing. "Author's copy" written by Bandini on the limitation page. Inscribed... (Item #1440)
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)
"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)
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)
"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)
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)
"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)