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)
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)
A scientific work that would change history and solidify Einstein's position as the most recognizable scientist of the modern world
Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitatstheorie
Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. First Edition. The first separate printing of Einstein's influential work on relativity. Octavo, 64pp. Original tan wrappers with printer's imprint "Druck von Metzger & Wittig... (Item #2406)
Locke's hugely important philosophical work, in a contemporary binding
An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding
London: by Eliz. Holt, for Thomas Basset, 1690. First edition. Elizabeth Holt imprint, the first issue according to Yolton 61A; PMM 164; Pforzheimer 599. (Current scholarship is mixed as to... (Item #1752)
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)
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)