Rare Books

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club… Charles Dickens (1812-1870) London: Chapman & Hall, 1836-37 First edition PR4569 A1 1836 With the publication of his first novel, the Pickwick Papers, twenty-five year old Charles Dickens became famous overnight. It was published in monthly parts and the author supplied the installments as...

A FAIRY GARLAND, BEING FAIRY TALES… Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) London: Cassel & Company, Limited, 1928 PZ8 F1685 1928 A collection of fairy tales translated from French into English, including Charles Perrault’s “Puss ‘n Boots,” d’Aulnoy’s “The Blue Bird,” and Hamilton’s “Mayblossom.” Edmund Dulac was a French-born, British-naturalized magazine illustrator, book...

  Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica Isaac Newton (1642-1727) London, J. Streater, 1687 First edition QA803 A2 1687 The foundation work on dynamics and gravitation, this book was the culminating intellectual and scientific achievement of the Enlightenment. Although Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler had shown the way by describing the phenomena they observed,...