San. Petroburgo: 1802. Italian Opera in St. Petersburg. Read More about La Morte di Cleopatra Tragedia per Musica da Rappresentarsi Nell’Apertura, del Nuovo Teatro...
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898. First Edition of Dunbar’s first novel. Dunbar's first novel. An orphan boy accepts the study of the ministry, but his inner spirit forces him to rebel against the bigotry of small town life. Read More about The Uncalled. A Novel
London: The Savoy Press, 1900. From the library of Charles Edison. From the library of Charles Edison (1890-1969), son of Thomas A. Edison and Governor of New Jersey from 1941-1944. Read More about Homes of the Passing Show. Sketches written by Beatty Kingston, Robert Hichens, Elizabeth Robbins...
vp: vd. Tolstoy, from the library of Edison. Edison personally sent Tolstoy a phonograph in 1908, with a request that Tolstoy record some messages for education purposes. Tolstoy complied but the recordings were lost somewhere in transit. Other recordings of Tolstoy from the phonograph do survive, however.These pamphlets formed a...... Read More about Collection of 8 Leo Tolstoy pamphlets owned by Thomas Alva Edison
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858-1885. An attractively bound set of Eliot's works, all in first edition, containing all of her major novels: Scenes of Clerical Life, 1858 (2 vols.); Adam Bede, 1859 (3 vols.); Silas Marner, 1861; Mill on the Floss, 1860 (3 vols.); Romola, 1863 (3..... Read More about Collection of first editions of her major works, uniformly bound
London: William Blackwood, 1860. First edition, first state, with the following points: no advert leaf in vol. 1; 16 pp publisher's catalogue at rear lists the 7th edition of Adam Bede. An unusually nice copy of Eliot's second novel, her follow up to Adam Bede. It sold 4600 copies within..... Read More about The Mill on the Floss
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1878. Cabinet Edition. Read More about The Works of George Eliot
New York: American Academy of Music, [copyrigh 1937]. Read More about Caravan. Piano transcription by Norman Ellis
New York: Advanced Music Corporation, [copyrigh 1935]. Read More about In a Sentimental Mood [cover title
New York: Eastman Lewis, 1897. First edition. Read More about OM. Mammon. A Spirit-Song
London: John Murray, 1900. First edition. Serapis worship, Offspring of Demons, Horned Medusa etc. are dealt with here. Read More about Horns of Honour and Other Studies in the By-Ways of Archaeology
London: Hogarth House, [n.d., 1885]. A volume in the Hogarth House Library series. Read More about All’s Well
London: Hogarth House, [n.d., 1885]. A volume in the Hogarth House Library series. Read More about Willie Gray, or, the Wreck of the Polar Star
Edinburgh: Privately printed, 1886. One of 275 small paper copies (total edition of 350). The author's C0LLECTANÆ ADAMANTÆA - No. XII. Fascinating compilation of graveyard epitaphs by the antiquarian Goldsmid, and very scarce. Read More about A Collection of Epitaphs and Inscriptions Interesting Either from Historical Associations or...
a Amsterdam: chez Francois l'Honore, 1745. Holbein, Hans. Erasmus's "Moriae Encomium" with Holbein Plates. This translation of Ersasmus's "In Praise of Folly is the most popular french translation by Nicolas Guedeville (c. 1654-1721). The plates after Holbein (1497-1543) are equally famous. Read More about L'Eloge de la Folie, composé en forme de Déclaration par Erasme, et traduit par Monsieur...
New York [i.e. Paris]: Erotica Biblion Society, [1902-3]. One of 250 copies. Collection of linked sexual adventures, originally published in a shorter version as Tit-Bits, Brussels, 1891. This title was first published ca. 1895 in an edition of 180 pages.The verso of the title page of this printing bears the..... Read More about Lovely Nights of Young Girls Served Up Seasoned and Prepared for Amatory Feasts
Boston: The Jordan & More Press, 1926. First edition. Read More about American Æsop. Negro and Other Humor
London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co, . Thirty-Sixth Thousand. An allegorical story of Europe and the major European powers represented as school boys: William [William I], the German boy with his sly friend Mark [Bismarck], Louis [Napoleon III], the French boy, and John [Bull or Russell], the English boy. Aleck was..... Read More about The Fight at Dame Europa's School: shewing how the German Boy Thrashed the French Boy; and how...
London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co, 1870. An allegorical story of Europe and the major European powers represented as school boys: William [William I], the German boy with his sly friend Mark [Bismarck], Louis [Napoleon III], the French boy, and John [Bull or Russell], the English boy. Aleck was also a...... Read More about The Fight at Dame Europa's School: shewing how the German Boy Thrashed the French Boy; and how...
London: The Mandrake Press, 1929. No. 29 of 550 copies. Read More about Amorous Fiammetta. Reprinted from the Original English edition, translation of Bartholomew Young...
[London and New-York (i.e., Paris): Printed for the Erotica Biblion Society], [n.d., ca. 1930?]. Classic late Victorian erotica, originally published in Paris, ca. 1895; the attribution to Farmer is from Kearney. The title pages and collation of this edition, most likely printed in France, do not conform to any of..... Read More about The Way of a Man with a Maid. Tome I. The Tragedie. [… Tome II. The Comedy
Amsterdam: Chez François vander Plaats, 1701. First edition in French. The Ecstasy of Pain. A historical resumé of and an attack on the practice of self-flagellation, written by Abbé Jacques Boileau (1635-1716), translated from his own Historia Flagellantium which appeared in the preceding year. An abridged version appeared in Cologne..... Read More about Histoire des flagellans, ou l'on fait voir le bon & le mauvais usage des Flagellations parmi...
Londres [i.e., Amsterdam: Auguste Brancart], 1885. Imprimé à cinq cents exemplaires. No. 43. Read More about Traité du Fouet et de ses effets sur le physique de l’Amour Ouvrage...
London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. First edition. INSCRIBED TO FLEMING'S BROTHER-IN-LAW. Presentation copy of the first edition of the first James Bond novel, inscribed on the flyleaf by Fleming to his brother-in-law Hugo Charteris, "To Hugo, This sitting bird, from, the author."Charteris (1922-1970), a novelist and screenwriter, was the brother of..... Read More about Casino Royale
London: Jonathan Cape, . First edition, first impression. INSCRIBED TO PHILIP BROWNRIGG. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To sub-agent Brownrigg from F". Philip Brownrigg was an Etonion journalist and neighbor of Fleming's brother whom Fleming recruited to be features editor at the Sunday Times. At Fleming's..... Read More about From Russia, With Love
London: Jonathan Cape, (1965). First Edition, First State with gold gun stamped on upper cover. Read More about The Man with the Golden Gun