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[GUTENBERG, Johannes (d. 1468).] Biblia Latina. [Mainz: Johannes Gutenberg and Johann Fust, c.1455.] A leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, "the first substantial book to be printed with moveable type in the western world" (PMM). This leaf from Proverbs, 3.9-6.16. The present leaf comes from the now widely

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Manuscript celestial map

Xing Tu [Celestial Map]. China, Qing dynasty, ca. 1907. A large manuscript Chinese celestial map. In China, the twelve Jupiter stations were correlated with the twelve ancient States of China, and used to interpret celestial omens and predict events in various regions of the country. Reference: J.B

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Imperial Atlas of the Great Qing

Daqing Huangyu Quantu [The Imperial Atlas of the Great Qing]. China, Xuantong period, 1902. The first complete map of China in the mathematical cartographic tradition made without foreign assistance. In 1889, with the accession of the Guangxu Emperor (1871-1908) to power after the regency of the

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Two cartographic fans

Two fans illustrated with maps: Daqing Yitong Quansheng Diyutu [Map of All Unified Provinces of the Qing Empire. China, Guangxu period, 1885-1895]. AND: Jiying Shouhui zhi Lüda Xingshitu [Map Calling on the Urgent Recouping of Lü-Da District. Republic of China, 1915-1923.] Map of All Unified

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The Shop Signs of Peking

FUNG, H.K. The Shop Signs of Peking. Peking: Chinese Painting Association of Peking, 1931. Limited edition, one of only 100 copies. A beautifully colored book showing the signs used by Chinese shopkeepers to advertise their trade. They are colored in gold, silver and colors. Each sign is accompanied

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The Latest Situation in East Asia

Zuijin zhi Dongya Xingshi Tujie [Map Explaining the Latest Situation in East Asia]. Mainichi Shimbun Osaka Office, Japan, Showa period, 1937. Highly pictorial Japanese propoganda map of East Asia, issued just six months before the outbreak of the second Sino-Japanese War. The map focusses on China’s

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The East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere

Da Dongya Gongrongquan ji Taipingyang Yaotu [Map of the East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere and the Pacific Ocean]. Cabinet Printing Bureau, Japan, Showa period, 1941. Japanese WWII-era propaganda map promoting the ideal of a self-sufficient political bloc of Asian nations—led by the Japanese—free from

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A Myrrour for Magistrates

BALDWIN, William (fl. 1547), editor. A Myrrour for Magistrates. London: Thomas Marshe, 1563. The Cole-Terry-Hogan copy of an important Shakespeare source. Second edition, first issue, of this influential collection of Tudor poetry. In this collaborative work, the ghosts of eminent rulers recount

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The Essayes

MONTAIGNE, Michel de (1533-1592). The Essayes or Morall, Politike and Millitarie Discourses. Translated by John Florio. London: Valentine Sims for Edward Blount, 1603. First edition in English of Montaigne's Essays. Florio was candid about his principles as a translator: "His house I set before you

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Plutarch's Moralia

PLUTARCHUS (c. 45-c.120). The Philosophie, commonlie called, The Morals. Translated by Philemon Holland. London: Arnold Hatfield, 1603. First edition in English of Plutarch's influential ancient essay collection, in a contemporary binding. The Moralia are here translated by Philemon Holland, one of

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The Ancient Historie of the Destruction of Troy.

LEFEVRE, Raoul (c. 1460). The Ancient Historie of the Destruction of Troy. Translated by William Caxton with improvements by William Fiston. London: Thomas Creede, 1607. Rare edition of Caxton's translation of Lefèvre's medieval romance. The first edition, printed by Caxton himself in 1471, was the

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Coryat's Crudities

CORYATE, Thomas (c.1577-1617). Coryat's Crudities. [London: William Stansby for the author, 1611.] First edition of Coryate's European adventures. "There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth" (Pforzheimer). Coryate was one of

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The Second Folio

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The second Impression. Edited by John Heminge (d. 1630) and Henry Condell (d. 1627). London: Printed by Thomas Cotes, for Robert Allot and others, 1632. The Second Folio. Second

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The Workes

JONSON, Ben (1572-1637). The Workes. London: William Stansby, 1616 [vol. I] and Richard Meighen, 1640 [vol. II-III]. The authoritative first edition of Jonson's Works. "Jonson began the preparation of this definitive edition in 1612. He used the quarto texts wherever available but scrupulously and

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The Castle of Otranto

[WALPOLE, Horace, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1797).] The Castle of Otranto, a Story Translated by William Marshall, gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto. London: Thomas Lownds, 1765 [but 1764]. Newton copy of the first edition of this mock tale of medieval horror. Inspired by a

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

GIBBON, Edward (1737-1794). The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776-1788. First edition of a "masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style" (PMM). Gibbon's sweeping six-volume history covers the years 98 to 1590, and its

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Things as they are

GODWIN, William (1756-1836). Things as they are: or, the Adventures of Caleb Williams. Philadelphia: for H. and P. Rice, 1795. First American edition of an anti-government crime novel by the father of Mary Shelley. A plausible contender for the first detective novel pubished in America. The plot

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Alroy

DISRAELI, Benjamin (1804-1881). Alroy. [Jerusalem & London, c.1832.] Two bound volumes, approx. 397 leaves each mounted on a stub at gutter, various sizes (373 x 225 mm to 323 x 201 mm), both sides. The complete autograph working manuscript of Alroy, containing numerous authorial corrections

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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club... Edited by "Boz." London: Chapman & Hall, April 1836-November 1837. First edition in original parts. The Doheny copy. Later issues of wrappers on parts 1-11, wrappers of parts 1-15 dated 1836, those of parts 16-19/20 dated

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Fairy Tales

ANDERSEN, Hans Christian (1805-1875). Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Copenhagen: Bianco & Schneider for C. A. Reitzel, 1837. [With:] Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Copenhagen: Bianco & Schneider for C. A. Reitzel, [1838-]1842. First and early appearances of some of Andersen's most famous fairy tales

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Leaves of Grass

[WHITMAN, Walt (1819-1892).] Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn: [Fowler & Wells] 1856. Second edition, containing the first appearance of twenty poems not published in the 1855 edition. It also includes an appendix (“Leaves-Droppings”) with reviews and the full text of Emerson’s famous 21 July 1855 letter

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Madame Bovary, extra-illustrated

FLAUBERT, Gustave (1821-1880). Madame Bovary. Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1857. First edition in book form, extra-illustrated, of Flaubert's most famous work. This copy is extra-illustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title, etchings, and an autograph letter from Flaubert. Two volumes, octavo

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Middlemarch in original parts

ELIOT, George (1819-1880). Middlemarch. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, December 1871-December 1872. A lovely copy of the first edition in parts of Eliot’s Victorian masterpiece, the work hailed as "magnificent" by Virginia Woolf and "the greatest" of English novels by Martin Amis and

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Daniel Deronda

ELIOT, George (pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans, 1819-1880). Daniel Deronda. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, February-September 1876. Fine first edition in original parts. Daniel Deronda tells the story of an aristocratic young man who, in rescuing a young woman, is introduced to

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Autograph letters to Frederic Leighton

ELIOT, George (pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans, 1819-1880). Two autograph letters signed ("Marian E. Lewes") to Frederic, 1st Baron Leighton (here "Mr Leighton"), 16 Blandford Square, London, and Beach Hotel, Littlehampton, Sussex, ‘Tuesday’ [?10 June 1862, dated in another hand] and 10 September 1862

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Autograph letter to Langford

ELIOT, George (pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans, 1819-1880). Autograph letter signed (‘M.E. Lewes’) to [Joseph] Langford, The Priory, Regents Park, 22 December 1877. In purple ink, 2½ pages (151 x 99mm) on a bifolium (minor dust-soiling). "Let us help to make good romances of the practical kind if we

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Ravenna

WILDE, Oscar (1854-1900). Ravenna. Recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878. Oxford: Thomas Shrimpton and Son, 1878. First edition of Oscar Wilde's first separate publication, his Newdigate-winning poem. In 1877 Wilde traveled through Greece and Italy with his professor John Pentland Mahaffy

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Poems, first and second series

DICKINSON, Emily (1830-1886). Poems. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1890. [With:] Poems. Second Series. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1891. First editions of the poet's first two books, landmarks of American literature. A recluse throughout most of her life, Dickinson's Poems were published posthumously in a

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The Native Born

KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). Autograph manuscript signed ("Rudyard Kipling"), n.p., n.d. Three pages, 230 x 190mm, with penciled marginalia in another hand (horizonal creases), matted and framed with a portrait. Kipling pens a fair copy of his appeal for unity among English-speakers in the British

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Kelmscott Chaucer

KELMSCOTT PRESS – CHAUCER, Geoffrey (c.1340s-1500). The works ... now newly imprinted. Edited by F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. "The finest book since Gutenberg" (Franklin). Limited edition, one of 425 copies on paper of a total edition of 438. The supreme achievement of the

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