Our March Catalogue: Banned, Burned & Censored Books
From landmarks of counterculture to revolutionary religious texts, these books were banned for challenging governments and transforming societies with bold new ideas.
Pictured: Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, pp. 80-1; Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, p. 70; Newton's Principia Mathematica, p. 13; London's Call of the Wild, pp. 72-3, Scottish Book of Common Prayer, pp. 28-9.
“Don’t drink during a game…”
Instructions on baseball from an all-time great: first editon of Babe Ruth's How to Play Baseball, in the rare original dust jacket.
Pencil Sketches of Colorado
A rare early view of the opening of the American West, ranked among the works of Bodmer, Catlin, Moran, and Warre in its importance. Complete with 23 tinted and lightly colored lithographic plates depicting Colorado’s cities and natural scenery.
“Future travelers will do well not to think that they are setting out upon a mere promenade…”
First edition of Richard Burton's account of his journey to Lake Tanganyika, The Lake Regions of Central Africa, a rare copy in the first-issue plum cloth.
Signed by Milne & Shepard: Winnie-the-Pooh
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie-the-Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, and your other favorite childhood characters in this signed limited first American edition of A. A. Milne’s classic. This copy is number 30 of 200 large-paper copies signed by Milne and illustrator Ernest H. Shepard.
"One of the most glorious of English poems"
Rare first complete edition of Spenser's epic Faerie Queene, finely bound in morocco-gilt.
Rare 1776 First Edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations
A product of its turbulent age and a profound influence on the generations to follow, Wealth of Nations remains, quite simply, one of the most important books ever published.
“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”
First edition of Orwell's powerful and influential dystopian novel, Nineteen-Eighty-Four, in the preferred red dust jacket.