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)
"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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The important political history, inscribed by the author
De Tocqueville, Alexis
De la Democratie en Amerique...
Paris: Pagnerre, 1850. Thirteenth Edition. Revised, corrected and augmented with a comparative examination of democracy in the United States and Switzerland, and an appendix. Text in French. Inscribed by the... (Item #2130)
London: Chapman and Hall, 1906 - 1908. The National Edition. Limited to 750 sets printed for England and America., this set unnumbered. Forty large octavo volumes. With approximately 1,000 illustrations... (Item #1599)