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Biblio is proud to present our collection of rare, antique, and collectible books available for purchase from our fine and reputable booksellers. Some of the antique books showcased date back to the 15th Century, and others hold significant historical and religious value. Antique books require special care and maintenance to preserve their special characteristics, and many of them are quite delicate. Also featured are particularly special and hard to find collectible books. Though they may not be antique, first editions or first printing of popular books are often quite collectible and rise in value over time. It is important to preserve the quality of these books as well, but they are generally more resistant to damage than the much older antique books.

The Fairy Books: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Grey, Violet, Crimson, Brown, Orange, Olive and Lilac by Lang, Andrew [Editor]

London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1910. First Edition. Very Good. First edition. Andrew Lang's Color Fairy Books, complete in twelve volumes, all first impressions of the first edition: Blue (1889), Red (1890), Green (1892), Yellow (1894), Pink…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First edition in book form. Hardcover. Good +/no dust jacket. Daniel Maclise, Phiz, Thomas Onwhyn. Breif Details of This Book:  This rare first edition of Nicholas Nickleby has the portrait illustration of Charles Dicke…

From The First Edition


Treasure Island (Second Edition) by Robert Louis Stevenson

Cassell & Company Limited, London, 1884. Second Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Book Frontispiece map plate printed in gray and three other colors (red, brown and blue). Second edition issue points (besides the fact it is…

From Quaint Book Shop, IOBA


A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation. by Wither, George (1588-1667)

London: Printed by A[ugustine]. M[athewes]. for Henry Taunton, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstanes Church-yard, 1635. 1st Edition . Full leather. Near Fine. Passe, Crispijn van de (c.1565-1637); Marshall, William (active 1617-1650). First…

From Lyppard Books


The Century Dictionary And Cyclopedia ~ 10 Volume Set ~ Together with the Century Dictionary Supplement, 1910, 2 Volumes 12 Volumes in All.

The Century Co., 1897. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 11" x 13" x 3.5. VERY GOOD FOR THE AGE OF THESE BOOKS. TEXT PAGES ARE PRISTINE UNMARKED, LEATHER BINDING SOLID AND TIGHT. An extraordinary set of books, a must for and collector of ant…

From Book Quest


Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres. by DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES


From Skarstedt Rare Books


An essay concerning humane understanding: in four books by LOCKE, John

1695 John LOCKE Essay Concerning Human Understanding Philosophy Tabula Rasa"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts." – John Locke The very first modern attempt to analyze human knowledge! (PMM)After studying me…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Years 1873-76 by THOMSON, C. Wyville; MURRAY, Sir John; NARES, George S.; THOMSON, Frank Tourle, et al

Her Majesty's Government, 1882-95. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. The number of copies printed was not large and most copies went to institutional libraries during the 19-year publication period. Many existing sets are incomplete. Fifty 33-cm ha…

From Attic Books



Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

The "Autobiography of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN" - Edited from His Manuscript, with Notes and an Introduction by John Bigelow. 1868 1st American trade edition; J.B. Lippincott & Co.; Philadelphia. With Franklin's Outline of Topics, an Appendix and an Index. Engra…

From CraigsClassics


The Lady of the Lake by Scott, Walter

Unique edition of Sir Walter Scott's most famous poem, bound in full dice/checkered leather as "Scott's Works" & "Lady of the Lake" in hand-stamped gilt on spine with hand-tooled gilt decorations to spine, covers and interior boards. Marbled end papers w…

From Lost Pages & Forgotten Words


The Annotated Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

NO writing, No torn pages, all aspects of the book look like it was firstprinted yesterday. What makes this copy unique is a publishing error. Pages 85-100 were published upside down.…

From Alicia Joel


Canzoniere et Trionfi by Francesco Petrarca

[Sant'Orso]: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, 1474. Second edition of this version; the seventh edition in total.Petrarch's poetry in Italian, the Canzoniere and the Trionfi count among the most celebrated and influential works in western literature. In the…

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG


Uncle Tom's Cabin: illustrated edition by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cleveland, Ohio: John P. Jewett, 1853. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9 - 12" tall. Billings. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1853, second edition, first printing. First illustrated edition by Billings, both volumes bound into on…

From mclinhavenbooks


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