Rare Books

A Book of Cheerful Cats and other Animated Animals

Published: 1892
Submitted by: Kristina Rader

A Book Of Cheerful Cats and Other Animated Animals is a classic children’s book published in 1892 and written by J. G Francis. The high quality mat...

The Works of the Famous Nicolas Machiavel, Citizen and Secretary of Florence. Written Originally in Italian, and from Thence Newly and Faithfully Translated into English

Published: 1675
Submitted by: John Crowell-Mackie

Considered one of the founders of modern political thought, Niccolo Machiavelli’s writings a have been cornerstones to the practice of politics and ...

The American Review: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, and Science

Published: 1845
Submitted by: Samantha Hogue

The American Whig Review was a significant political and literary magazine of the American Whig party in the mid-nineteenth century. Volume one conta...

John Gerard's "Herball"

The Herball, or Generall Historie of Plantes

Published: 1633
Submitted by: Laura Spain

One of the most interesting texts of the seventeenth century is John Gerard’s Herball, or Gererall Historie of Plantes, a fairly well known botanica...

Danger in the Cards or How to Spot a Crooked Gambler (Armed Services Edition) serial number H-223

Published: 1943
Submitted by: Jason Milton

Michael MacDougall’s American Service Edition book Danger in the Cards or How to Spot a Crooked Gambler is a rare survivor of a genre of books that ...

Vocabulario en lengua mexicana y castellana (Vocabulary of the Mexican and Castilian languages)

Published: 1571
Submitted by: Victoria Skaggs

Spanish colonies existed in both North and South America starting in the early 1500’s. Mexico City was home to one of the Spanish colony’s more p...

Frank Lloyd Wright: Drawings for a Living Architecture

Published: 1959
Submitted by: Rachel Tippett

Drawings for a Living Architecture was published on behalf of the Edgar J. Kauffman Foundation, who was a close friend of Wright and the original owne...

Title Page of Bible

The Holy Bible

Published: 1660
Submitted by: Laura-Michal Balderson

The University of Mary Washington owns, in its rare book collection, a 1660 edition of the King James Translation of "The Holy Bible." This Bible was ...

What is Remembered

Published: 1963
Submitted by: Mallory Baker

What is Remembered is a classic autobiographical work by the author and long time companion of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas. The copy that resides ...

Lewis Carroll and the Kitchins: Containing Twenty Five Letters Not Previously Published, and Nineteen of His Photographs

Published: 1980
Submitted by: Aerona Cullen

In the last decade there have been several big changes in the way books are made and how people are reading them. The Internet brought an ...

Godey’s Lady’s Book (Volume 74-75)

Published: 1867
Submitted by: Morgan Mangold

Godey's Lady's Book - 1867

Godey’s Lady’s Book ran from 1830-1878.The first Lady’s Book was published in 1830 by utilizing previously ...

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The Workes of our Ancient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly Printed

Published: 1602
Submitted by: Ross Patterson II

Throughout modern English history, the 14th century author and poet Geoffrey Chaucer has always been held up as the father of English Lit...

The Works of Thomas Paine

Published: 1796
Submitted by: Shellye L. Burrow

Revolutionary America unraveled as a complex series of occurrences founded on the basis on political, technological, and social movements. During thi...

Le Theatre du Monde (Nouvel Atlas)

Published: 1645
Submitted by: Carly Boucher

Le Theatre du Monde, also called the Nouvel Atlas, was a four volume set of atlases published in 1645 in Amsterdam by the father-and-son printers Will...

Illuminated Manuscripts

Published: 1911
Submitted by: Sarah Bachmann

John Alexander Herbert wrote Illuminated Manuscripts in 1911 while he worked in the British Museum’s Department of Manuscripts. He used his access...

Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia

Published: 1801
Submitted by: Aubrey Elliott

As one of the United States’ early statesmen and presidents, Thomas Jefferson helped to shape the political discourse of a new and developing nat...

I Discorsi di Nicolo Machiavelli

I discorsi di Niccolo Machiavelli

Published: 1584
Submitted by: Corey B. Sims

I Discorsi di Nicolo Machiavelli: Sopra la Prima Deca di Tito Livio was printed in the year 1584. This particular volume measures 16 cm tall ...

Delta Wedding

Published: April 15, 1946
Submitted by: Jamie Waite

Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty is a book that is common in the way it was made in the 1940s, but rare in that it has since become a colle...

The Apocrypha: Reprinted According to the Authorized Version of 1611

Published: 1924
Submitted by: Olivia Colville

This edition of the Apocrypha: Reprinted according to the Authorized Version of 1611 is the fourth of 5 volumes of the Bible that were printed in Lond...

The Golden Legend

Published: 1892
Submitted by: Kirsten van der Noordaa

The Kelmscott edition of The Golden Legend, by Jacobus de Voragine, was published in 1892 in London, England by William Morris of Kelmscott Press and ...

Ravenna: recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878

Published: 1878
Submitted by: Jocelyn Lewis

Ravenna: recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878 by Oscar Wilde is a small 16 page octavo pamphlet containing the poem Ravenna. This is the o...