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Comedies, Histories & Tragedies (aka First Folio)
By William Shakespeare, printed in London in 1623.
The First Folio may be the most important book in English literature.
This first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays includes more than a
dozen plays that survived nowhere else.
By Ptolemy, printed in Bologna in 1477.
The first printed atlas, based on the work of the second-century
mathematician and geographer. Only two copies are in private hands.
By Gerard Mercator, printed in Duisburg in 1595.
The great cartographer gave us the Mercator projection, the technique
still used today to convert the curved surface of the earth into a flat
Antiquities of the Russian State (Drevnosti Rossiskago Gosudarstva)
By Feodor Grigoriev Solntsev and F. Dreger, published in Moscow in 1849.
Russia's billionaire oligarchs are starting to buy books, and auction
houses Christie's and Sotheby's both held Russian book auctions in 2006.
This rare seven-volume set, printed in color, documents Russian life in
the mid-19th century.
© Pierre Bergé
Institutes of the Christian Religion (Christianae religionis institutio)
By John Calvin, published in Bale in 1536.
A rare first edition of the most important book in Protestant theology.
© Australian Book Auctions
Journey of Discovery to Port Phillip, New South Wales
Edited by William Bland, published in Sydney between 1825 and 1831.
A work of Australian exploration comparable to Lewis and Clark's History
of the Expedition. This copy is the only one of this edition in private
© Pierre Bergé
A Season in Hell (Une saison en enfer)
By Arthur Rimbaud, published in Brussels in 1873.
A landmark of French poetry inscribed by Rimbaud to his lover and
literary mentor Paul Verlaine. One of only three known signed copies.
Geographical Works of Ptolemy (In hoc opera haec continentur geographiae
By Ptolemy, published in Rome in 1507.
Though most of the maps in this book are based on the work of
second-century geographer Ptolemy, it is the first atlas to also include
discoveries in the New World.
By Ptolemy, published in Ulm in 1486.
The second 15th-century edition of Ptolemy's Cosmography to appear on
this list, this substantially different version was printed using
hand-colored woodcut maps.
By Strabo, published in Rome in 1469.
This book is the first printed edition of the only surviving work of the
Greek historian and geographer Strabo (c. 63 B.C. - c. 24 A.D.). A
compendium of ancient geography, it incorporates the work of earlier and
otherwise lost writers. No copy had come to auction in the previous 40