featured books

FIRST EDITION OF VIRGINIA WOOLF’S MRS. DALLOWAY, 1925

WOOLF, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. London, 1925.

First edition of one of Woolf's finest novels and her first true masterpiece, one of only 2000 printed, exceptionally rare in original dust jacket designed by Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell. $65,000.


READ MORE

“THE MOST AMAZING, ENDURING AND ENDEARING ONE-MAN FEAT”

JOHNSON, Samuel. Dictionary of the English Language. London, 1755. Two volumes.

First edition of the first great dictionary of the English language, Johnson’s “audacious attempt to tame his unruly native tongue… combining huge erudition with a steely wit and remarkable clarity of thought” (Hitchings, 3)—“Johnson’s writings had, in philology, the effect which Newton’s discoveries had in mathematics.” An unusually tall, wide-margined copy, beautifully bound. $36,000.


READ MORE

“AMONG THE TRUE HIGH POINTS OF MAN’S EFFORTS TO BRING REASON AND DIGNITY TO HIS WORLD”

PLATO. The Republic. Glasgow, 1763.

First edition in English of the greatest of Plato's dialogues, printed at the Foulis Press, one of a scant number of large-paper copies published by Glasgow's renowned Foulis brothers, desirable in contemporary binding. $25,000.


READ MORE


browse more featured books