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The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane

Complete in 3 volumes

Le Sage, Alain Rene. London: J.C. Nimmo and Bain, 1881. 1st edition thus. 12 original etchings by Ricardo de Los Rios. Translated by Tobias Smollett. 79 more words

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A Chronicle of the Reign of Charles IX

Limited to 52 copies

Merimee, Prosper. London: John C. Nimmo, 1890. 1st edition thus. Limited edition, hand-numbered 47 of 52 copies. 110 wood engravings from drawings by Edouard Toudouze. 107 more words

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Christopher Columbus

His Life, His Work, His Remains; Together with an Essay on Peter Martyr of Anghera and Bartolome de las Casas, the First Historians of America… 93 more words

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Natural History of Selborne & on Nature

With the Text and New Letters of the Buckland Edition

Complete in 2 volumes. White, Gilbert. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895. 1st edition thus. 147 more words

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A Heist Right out of a Movie

We’ve all seen movies in which criminals rob a bank through the vault from underground or by rappelling down through the roof to evade detection. 152 more words

Nuptial Dialogues and Debates

or, An Useful Prospect of Felicities and Discomforts of a Marry’s Life, Incident to All Degrees, from the Throne to the Cottage

Anonymous. London: T. Norris, 1723. 61 more words

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Apparitions: A Narrative of Facts

Saville, Rev. Bourchier Wrey. London: Longmans & Co., 1874. 1st edition. Decorated fine cloth. 280 pp. 12mo.

Rare antique study and history of the paranormal, in purple contemporary publisher’s cloth. 30 more words

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