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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

€75,000.00


THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS: A NOVEL Presentation to G. B. Shaw by Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge]

London: MacMillan, 1913. 1st Edition. Hardcover. London: MacMillan, 1913. 1st Edition. Hardcover. The [GB] Shaw Copy. First edition, first issue with all the correct points. A fine copy in the publisher's patterned sage green cloth, stamped in gilt a...

From TBCL The Book Collector's Library

$45,000.00


A STUDY IN SCARLET. by DOYLE. ARTHUR CONAN

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

£25,000.00


A HISTORICAL DISCOURSE, DELIVERED BEFORE THE CITIZENS OF CONCORD, 12TH SEPT. 1835 with A HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF CONCORD by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo with SHATTUCK, Lemuel

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

$31,250.00


JONES'S TRAVELLING LIBRARY OF DIAMOND POETS AND CLASSICS by Travelling Library - Jones] -

London: Jones & Co., various dates (1820s) Travelling library of 52 volumes (of 53), of English poets and English prose (lacking Prior "The Poetical Works" vol. 1). The dates vary and the engraved titles frequently bear another date than the...

From Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB

CA$25,000.00


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

$18,500.00


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

$15,000.00


SHAHNAMA (THE EPIC OF KINGS) PRINTED FOR MUHAMMAD ALI SHAH QAJAR, FOUR PARTS IN ONE VOLUME COMPLETE. by ABU L QASIM FIRDAOUSI AL TUSI

Tehran: Mirza Mahmud Tajir Khouansari, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. PERSIAN TEXT, FINELY LITHIOGRAPH ILUUSTRATED WITH A PORTRAIT OF MUHAMMAD SHAH QAJAR, MUZAFFER UD DIN SHAH QAJAR, MINISTER HUSSEIN PACHA KHAN, AND...

From Archive

$15,000.00


All the Sad Young Men by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Fine/Fine. First edition, first printing with no damage to type on pages 38, 90 and 248; in a first state dust jacket with lips unbattered. Bound in publisher's green cloth with titles in b...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

$14,000.00


War and Peace by [Tolstoy] Tolstoi, Leo

New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First American Edition. Very Good. Six volumes. First American edition, all first printings with properly dated title pages and publisher's imprint on all copyright pages. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

$13,500.00


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, in red dust jacket, with the publisher's price listed on the inside front flap, 312pp. Slight tanning to spine, else boo...

From Idler Fine Books

$12,500.00


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

$12,000.00


Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Fr...

From Rare Illustrated Books

AU$15,000.00


HAMLET. Prinz Von Daenmark. [Presentation copy from Elisabeth Bergner to Sir John Gielgud.] Mit 16 Lictdrucktafeln nach den Lithographieen von Eugene Delacroix by [GIELGUD, Sir John]. SHAKESPEARE

Leipzig: Im Inselverlag. MDCCCCXIII, 1913. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Leipzig: Im Inselverlag. MDCCCCXIII, 1913. 1st Edition. Hardcover. [GIELGUD, Sir John]. SHAKESPEARE. HAMLET. Prinz Von Daenmark. Mit 16 Lictdrucktafeln nach den Lithographieen von Eugene ...

From TBCL The Book Collector's Library

$11,750.00


Much Ado About Nothing, BRAILLE - ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE IN BRAILLE. The Life and Death of King John, The Tempest, Tragedy of King Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, The Tragedy of King Richard II, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, and Othello by Shakespeare, William

Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Lot of nine.BRAILLE. All tall folios are in braille and in one volume, copies from the Globe Edition, plain card wraps with front cover paper label and black library cloth spine binding, all about VG. Much Ado is catalog...

From BohemianBookworm

$10,906.56


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