London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848. Read More about The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides … New...
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859. First edition. Read More about The Life and Times of Sir Philip Sidney
London: Printed by J. Churchill, J. Nicholson, et al, 1712. Seventh edition newly corrected. With an Account of the Author and his last Minutes. How to Prepare to Die Well. Read More about The Christian's Defence against the Fears of Death. With Seasonable Directions how to Prepare...
Paris: Éditions de Tambourinaire, 1948. First edition No. 340 of 2500. Read More about Propos de O.L. Barenton Confiseur. Préface de Pierre Brisson
Paris: Éditions de Tambourinaire, 1960. Second (?) edition. Read More about Propos de O.L. Barenton Confiseur. Préface de Pierre Brisson
London: Henry Colburn, 1827. First edition. Read More about The Reminiscences of Thomas Dibdin, of the Theatres Royal, Covent Garden, Drury-Lane, Haymarket,...
London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. No. 61 of 535 copies, signed by the author in vol. I. Read More about Looking Back. An Autobiographical Excursion
Boston: The Anti-Slavery Office, No. 25 Cornhill, 1845. First edition. The first edition of the first book by Frederick Douglass, describing his years in captivity in Maryland and his eventual escape and involvement in the abolition movement. "Published seven years after the author escaped slavery. It is probably the best..... Read More about Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Written by Himself
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1854. Among the 40 biographies are those of Johnson, Webster, Scott, Eldon and Mansfield, Wilberforce, Ferguson, Pascal, Franklin, Newton, Gassendi, Nelson, Bonaparte, Handel, Mozart, Banks and Audubon. Read More about The Boyhood of Great Men: Intended as an Example to Youth
New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1920. First edition. Read More about From Newton to Einstein. Changing Conceptions of the Universe
Princeton: Princeton University Library, 1966. Inscribed by Ellmann to W.H. Auden. Inscribed on the first blank: "To W.H. Auden / with admiration / Richard Ellmann." Ellmann was author of the definitive biography of Wilde published in 1987 and winner of the Pulitzer prize. Read More about Wilde and the Nineties. An Essay and an Exhibition ... Edited by Charles Ryskamp
London: Henry Colburn, 1827. A New Edition. Read More about Memoirs of John Evelyn comprising His Diary, from 1641 to 1705-6, Edited from the Original...
London: Saunders and Otley, 1837. Third Edition. Read More about The Romance of Biography or Memoirs of Women Loved and celebrated by Poets from the Days of the...
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. Copy 126 of 250 copies printed on Holland hand-made paper. Read More about Eugene Field. A Study in Heredity and Contradictions
London: Grant Richards, 1904. Second edition. Read More about The Life of Edward Fitzgerald
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1856. First edition. As an active supporter in 1856 of the newly organized Republican party, C.J. Upham wrole a campaign biography of John C. Fremont for his Presidental run (DAB). It is also an interesting account of the early exploration of the Rockies and parallel ranges..... Read More about Life, Explorations and Public Services of John Charles Fremont
Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1816. First American edition. First biography of this American who became the first American President of the R.A. Read More about The Life and Studies of Benjamin West, Esq. President of the Royal Academy of London. Prior to...
London: Published by Daniel O'Connor at 90 Great Russell Street, 1922. Large Paper Issue. Printed at the Chiswick Press. Large Paper Issue. Gay's most famous poem. Read More about Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London. With an Introduction by W.H. Williams, M.A
[London]: Putnam & Company Limited [Printed in Ireland by Browne and Nolan Limted, Dublin], . First edition. Some of the subjects covered are the Abbey Theatre, Bernard Shaw, Emily Lawless, Mrs. Jack Gardner, the Cobden-Sandersons, William Butler Yeats, James Stephens, the Lane Pictures and the Tailltean Games. Read More about Lady Gregory's Journals 1916-1930. Edited by Lennox Robinson
Washington: Printed by E. De Krafft, 1819. Document number 103. Addressed to the Senate and House of Representatives, this is a request for endowment of lands and/or funds for Hancock College, an institution established to accomadate the bilingual nature of many of the inhabitants of its area in Hancock County..... Read More about Memorial of the Trustees of Hancock College, by their Committee. January 20, 1819. Read and...
London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1894. Strang, William. First edition, limited to 150 copies. With Strang portrait of Hardy signed by artist. Includes the first book appearance of "The Fire at Tranter Sweatley's" following its publication in Appleton's and Gentleman's Magazine in bowdlerized..... Read More about The Art of Thomas Hardy. With a Portrait Etched from Life by William Strang and a Bibliography by...
London: Printed for J. Buckland, J. Rivington and Sons, et al, 1787. Second Edition, revised and corrected. An early biography of Johnson by his friend John Hawkins, one of the founding members of the Literary Club. One of a half dozen or so biographies of Johnson that quicky appeared on..... Read More about The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D
New York: Random House, 1940. First Edition, No. 316 of 350 copies signed by the author, her daughter Helen Hayes, and her grandaughter, Mary Mac Arthur. Signed by Helen Hayes, Her Mother, and Daughter. A review of the distinguished actress's career, through the medium of letters from her mother to..... Read More about Letters to Mary. With a foreword by Charles Mac Arthur
New York: August 19, 1931. 'I Do Not Consider Myself Successful'. An overly modest letter from the literary critic and writer best remembered today for his role in the editing and publication of Helen Keller’s, The Story of My Life (1903). Reading in part: “As I do not consider myself..... Read More about Typed letter signed "John Macy" (John Albert Macy) to "Mr. Halpern" (Seymour...
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1838. Oliver Wendell Holmes' copy. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES' COPY. Inscribed on the upper wrapper “Dr. O. W. Holmes with Mr. Young's respec[ts]. RARE, according to Wilson in his catalogue “Because of its preservation in 296 Beacon Street and (by Justice Holmes' bequest) in..... Read More about The Varieties of Human Greatness. A Discourse on the Life and Character of the Hon. Nathaniel...
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1850. First edition, 16 pages of ads at back of Vol.I is dated May, 1850. Read More about The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt; with Reminiscences of Friends and Contemporaries