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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.

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



Ward, Lock & Co. London. 1888. FIRST EDITION in book form of the first Sherlock Holmes novel and the Author's first book. 8vo. (7.3 x 5.1 inches). Published the year before in Beetons Christmas annual. Green & Gibson A1, a.i. (second impression). Publish…

From Paul Foster Books



Concord: G. F. Bemis/John Stacy, 1835. First Edition. Hardcover. The Shattuck title page reinforced at the gutter. Near Fine, neatly rebacked retaining the original spine. Original blindstamped publisher's dark brown cloth containing in this order: Shat…

From Charles Agvent


Der Tod in Venedig. Novelle. - [ONE OF 100 COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITION] by MANN, THOMAS

1912. München, Hyperion Verlag Hans von Weber, 1912. 4to. Bound uncut in a very nice, exquisite full morocco binding with five raised bands, gilt title and single gilt lines to spine. A single gilt line-border to boards. Top edge gilt. Minor wear alon…

From Herman H. J. Lynge & Son


« (Les), contes moraux, par un Sacrificateur de Vénus ». by HEURES DE PAPHOS

Paris, 1787. Large 8vo, with an engraved title with erotic fleuron and 12 very neat and free engravings. Each tale occupies 4 pages; the last one ends with a cul-de-lampe, when it is only slightly filled. Full brown grained calf, flat spine, gilt fillet …



[«Muy cuidada y atenta a corregir erratas»] Novelas exemplares by Cervantes Saavedra Miguel de

8° (mm 140x95). Vitello bruno coevo (restauri; sguardie rinnovate). Bella copia, unsophisticated, nell'originale legatura in vitello bruno (sguardie rinnovate) Very rare second or third edition (see below), rarissima, the first one with the errata. Palau…

From Chartaphilus - Libri antichi e rari


Moby Dick by Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrations]

New York: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First Edition Thus. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, in aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by BOSWELL, James

"An Uncut Copy" BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various …

From Heritage Book Shop, LLC


Crime and Punishment; a Russian realistic novel by DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1886. A fresh, bright copy with skillful restoration at ends of spine, internally clean and fresh. 8vo. 456 pages. Portrait frontispiece of the author; one-page publisher's advertisement at end, with this work listed first a…

From Riverrun Books & Manuscripts


Les écarts du tempérament, Esquisse dramatique. by Le Diable au corps - NERCIAT, André de

Londres, 1785. 12mo in red morocco, double gilt fillets, decorated spine, inner gilt edges, gilt edges. Binding of the end of the 19th century. 131 x 80 mm. First edition "unobtainable today" of the first issue of the "Diable au corps", printed in 1785, …



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 top-stain, in original red dust jacket, with the publisher's price listed on the inside front flap, 312pp. Tann…

From Idler Fine Books


Dune - Autographed by Frank Herbert by Herbert, Frank

This is a 7th printing of the 1st edition by Chilton Book Company from 1965. There were nine such printings of that 1st edition. The book is in Fine Condition. The dustjacket is in Good Condition with slight edge wear and the price clipped from the upper …

From Bookdog


Under the Greenwood Tree by HARDY, Thomas

Rare First Edition of Hardyís Second Novel in the Original Cloth [HARDY, Thomas]. Under the Greenwood Tree. A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. By the Author of ëDesperate Remedies.í In Two Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. Rare first ed…

From Heritage Book Shop, LLC


The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner, William

New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1929. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's black and white Art Deco style boards over white cloth spine lettered in black. Near Fine with toning to pages and to…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


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