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Biblio has many examples of classic literature, and from the poetry of William Yeats to the Lord of the Rings, there are plenty of rare and antique books to choose from featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the rare classic literature in the Biblio Rare Book Room are deluxe or first editions that are signed by the author, and others come complete with fantastic illustrations and fore edge paintings. There is something for everyone in the rare classic literature section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] by Orwell, George [Eric Arthur Blair]

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949 First printing of the first British edition, original light green cloth, spine lettered in red, with red topstain, in original red dust jacket, with the publisher's price listed on the inside front flap, 312pp. Tanni…

From Idler Fine 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


Gone with the Wind by Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Near Fine/Poor. First edition, first printing, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page. Signed by Margaret Mitchell on the front free endpaper. Very Good, with a short tear to the …

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


McElligot’s Pool by Dr Seuss

Random House, New York, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/VG. 11 1/4 H x 8 1/ 4 W x 1/4 inch. NON SMOKING STORE. My listing includes PHOTO OF ACTUAL BOOK for sale. Book Interior NEAR FINE/ Covers Very Good Plus/ Dust Jacket Very Good. Three l…



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


Dante's Inferno XXXIV, Together with Artist's Portfolio of Original Pen and Ink Drawings by Dante Alighieri; Translated By Mark Musa , with Original Woodcuts By Sue Tankersley

Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Design Program, Dept. of Fine Arts , 1964. Copy 9 of a limited edition of twelve copies SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ARTIST Sue Tankersley, together with her portfolio of 12 original pen and ink drawings on brown paper …

From Dale Steffey Books


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


Treasure Island (Second edition-1884) by Robert Louis Stevenson

Cassell & Company, Limited, 1884. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good/No Dj cover as issued. VGC.Cassell & Company, Limited, London, 1884.Second edition with some of the first issue points. dead man's chest on pages 2 and 7, rain for vain in the last l…

From Alpha 2 Omega Books


Cannery Row by Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1945 First printing of first edition, first issue/first state in light-buff cloth boards, top page edge stained blue [Goldstone-Payne A22.b]. Book with mild wear to bottom board edge, tiny bump to bottom corner, light age tonin…

From Idler Fine Books


The Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri: consisting of the Inferno-Purgatorio- and Paradiso by Dante Alighieri, Rev. Henry Boyd [translator]

London : T Cadell Jun. and W Davies, 1802 A good to very good copy of the first translation into English of Dante's Divine Comedy. This copy retains the original marbled boards, with new calf spines and corners, so the bindings are clean, sound and ti…

From E C Books


The Works of L. (Louisa, Luise) Muhlbach: Complete Historical Novels in 20 Volumes by Muhlbach, Louisa (Luise)

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899. Luise (often anglicized from the German as "Louisa") Muhlbach was the penname of Klara Muller Mundt (1814-1873), who achieved worldwide recognition in the 19th Century with her historical novels. Klara…

From Grimalkin Books


Dombey and Son by Dickens, Charles

London, Eng: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First Edition in Book Form. Hardcover. Near Fine. Browne, H.K.. xvi, [2], 624 p.: frontispiece, added engraved title page, and 38 additional leaves of plates; 22 cm. The First Edition in book form, with the Bradbu…

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Hardy, Thomas

London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co, 1891. First Edition. Near Fine. 3 Volumes. First edition, first printing, first issue. Bound in contemporary half-leather binding over marbled paper covered boards, with all edges marbled and marbled endsheets;…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


The World's Great Classics: Drama Vol.1 & 2, The History of English Literature* Vol.1 & 2, Perisan Literature Vol.1, Hindu Literature, Chinese Literture/Arabian Literature (7 Vols.) by Timothy Dwight, Richard Henry Stoddard, Arthur Richmond Marsh, Paul Van Dyke, Albert Ellry Bergh (Library Committee)

NY/London: The Colonial Press, 1900. *Hippolyte Adolphe Taine listed as Author. Julian Hawthorne, Literary Editor -7 Volumes All Bindings Firm, Pgs/Covers Clean - No Marks. All have Brown Cloth HC Bindings w/gilt spine lettering/Deco, rough cut pgs & …

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