London: Printed for Whittaker, Treacher & Co, 1832. First edition, with half titles. Needless to say, contemporary Americans... Read More about Domestic Manners of the Americans
London: Printed by Richard Olton for Ralph Mabb, 1637. First edition. Austin (1587-1634), a barrister of Lincoln's Inn was also author of Devotionis Avgvstininae Flamma, or, Certaine Devovt, Godly, and Learned Meditations, printed in the same year as this early work advocating legal and public liberties for women. His works..... Read More about Haec Homo, Wherein the Excellency of the Creation of Woman is described, By way of an Essay
London: Printed for Tho.[mas] Flesher at the Angel and Crown and Edward Evets at the Green Dragon, 1683. First English edition. The first English edition of 'De retardandis senectutis accidentibus et sensibus conservandis.' It had appeared in Latin in London in 1590. Arrais, d 1652, physician to Juan IV, King..... Read More about Old Age, and Preservation of Youth. By Roger Bacon, A Franciscan Frier. Translated out of Latin;...
London: Printed [by William Bowyer] for A. Millar, 1765. Bowyer's ledgers show that 500 copies were printed. Read More about The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of...
London: [William Jaggard] for John Jaggard, 1612. Second Jaggard edition, second issue with G7,8 canceled with addition of signatures H-O. Huth-Pirie Copy of the 1612 Jaggard Printing of Bacon's Essayes. The second Jaggard edition of the Essayes of statesman and philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626). Jaggard used his 1606 edition of..... Read More about Essaies. Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed
Boston: Published by Oliver and Munroe, No. 78, State-Street, 1807. First American edition of the first complete edition of Bacon’s “Essays” and first separate American edition. In 1688 William Bradford had printed the first American appearance of Bacon's essays in the third part of a collection edited by Daniel Leeds..... Read More about Essays Moral, Economical, and Political
London: W. Stansky for Matthew Lownes, and William Barret, 1622. Second edition, first published in 1622. Large paper copy on thick paper of the second edition of Bacon's history of Henry VII. Bacon had promised the work to James I while on trial, and he quickly completed the work following..... Read More about Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh
Oxford: e Typographiceo Clarenoniano, 1813. Read More about Novum Organum sive Indicia Vera de Interpretatione Naturae
Roma: 24 March 1903. Bagot wrote the famous "My Italian Year."Reading in part "I have made no definite arrangements for the publication of my next novel in America, though I believe my agent Ms. Watt has been taking some steps in the matter. I had, as you observe, to leave..... Read More about A.L.S. To J.[oseph] Gilder
London: Constable, [1975, 1978]. First editions. Inscribed. London in the Swinging SeventiesFirst two novels by Hilary Bailey (erstwhile editor of New Worlds and former wife of Michael Moorcock), both inscribed to Charles Naylor (companion of science fiction writer and poet Thomas M. Disch):Polly Put the Kettle On: “To Charlie with..... Read More about Polly Put the Kettle On [And:] Mrs Mulvaney
London: Saunders and Otley, 1840. First edition. 'Byron diluted!'. A collection of unabashedly Byronic poems — including several "To Laura," an ode to Shelley, and the long title poem on a Greek theme. The young Baille-Cochrane (1816-1890) was at this time begining his association with the Young England movement of..... Read More about The Morea: With Some Remarks on the Present State of Greece
London: Printed for Messr. Rivingtons, 1782. New Edition, usual cancels. Read More about Biographia Dramatica, or, A Companion to the Playhouse: containing historical and critical...
[Aberdeen: Privately printed by the Aberdeen University Press], 1890. No. 87 of 100 copies printed. One of 100 Copies Printed. Magnificently printed and very scarce catalogue of a great collection, extensively documented, indexed, and with useful appendices. Read More about Bibliotheca Lindesiana. Catalogue of a Collection of English Ballads of the XVIIth and XVIIIth...
London: Jennings and Chaplin, 1832. First edition thus. Read More about The Beggar’s Daughter of Bednall Green as Edited by Dr. Percy. With an Original Preface
London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1930. First edition, no. 368 of 750 copies for sale. Read More about Broadside Ballads of the Restoration Period from the Jersey Collection known as the Osterley Park...
Boston: Published by David Reed, 1826. First American editions. First published in London in 1825 and 1826. Wendell Copy. Read More about The Works of Anna Ltitia Barbauld With a Memoir [and] A Legacy for Young Ladies [edited by Lucy...
London: T. Davies … and L. Davis, 1770. First English edition. A work suggested by Baretti's friend Samuel Johnson, "It was he that exhorted me to write daily and with all possible minuteness: it was he that pointed out the topics which would most interest and most delight in a...... Read More about A Journey from London to Genoa, Through England, Portugal, Spain, and France
6, North Street, Westminster: May 3, 1910. Baring's Credo. A fine, rambling, philosophical letter from the poet and author Maurice Baring (1874-1945) discussing politics (socialism), H.G. Wells, Huxley, materialism, Catholicism, Russia, and God. "I have finished your book. It has delighted me. I think it is one of the most..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed ("Maurice Baring") to an unidentified author whose book Baring...
London: Williams and Norgate, [First printed 1914/15]. First edition. RARE DJ. Read More about An Outline of Russian Literature
North Devon: Lew Trenchard, 24 May 1907. Baring-Gould, the eminent novelist, essayist and vicar, is best recalled as the author of the verses to “Onward Christian Soldiers” and “Now the Day is Over” as well as his notable “Book of Were-Wolves.” On the death of his father, the squire of..... Read More about Autograph letter signed “S. Baring Gould”
New York: Frank P. Lovell & Company, n.d [ca.1889]. Later printing (?) of first American edition. Read More about The Pennycomequicks. A Novel
London: Viking, 1991. First British edition. The first novel in Barker's brilliant Regeneration trilogy, short-listed for the Booker Prize. Read More about Regeneration
London: Viking, 1991. First British edition, uncorrected proof. Uncorrected advanced proofs. The first novel in Barker's brilliant Regeneration trilogy, short-listed for the Booker Prize. Read More about Regeneration
Aldington, Kent: The Ditchling Press, Sussex, 1952. First edition of the author's first book. Number IX in the publisher's series, "Poems in Pamphlet 1952" Author's First Book. First book by the poet, who later adopted the pseudonym, "Gabriel Fielding" Read More about The Frog Prince and Other Poems
London: Simpkin, Marshall, [n.d., 1888]. NO OTHER COPY RECORDED. Collection of stories of British and Anglo-Indian life and adventure, including The Indian Mocking Lark; Navigating the Air (about a balloon expedition in Newcastle); Monkeys; Snakes and other Philistines; and Publishers; and with a verse afterword, To a Sun-Dial; with ads..... Read More about Under Two Shillings