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HE KAINE DIATHEKE, NOVUM TESTAMENTUM Wigorniae, Massachusettensi: excudebat Isaias Thomas, Jun, 1800 Editio Prima AmericanaThis is the first American printing of the Greek New Testament, considered a milestone in American printing history.Isaiah Thomas’ printing shop was dubbed “the sedition factory,” during the American Revolution. Thomas moved his...

    “A catt may look on a king”Lexicon Tetraglotton, an English-French-Italian-Spanish… James Howell (1594? – 1666) London: Printed by J.G. for Samuel Thompson, 1660 First and only editionJames Howell, born in Wales and educated at Oxford, began his literary career in 1640 with the political allegory, Dendrologia: Dodona’s...

«Лолита , свет моей жизни , огонь моих чресел . Грех mой , душа моя . Ло -ли –та…”Лолита Владимир Набоков (1899-1977) New York: Phaedra, Inc., Publishers, 1967 First hardcover edition in RussianFirst published in Paris in 1955, then in New York City in 1958 and...

“In our deep Vaulted Cell, the Charm wee’l prepare, Too dreadful a Practice for this open Air”DIDO AND AENEAS Nahum Tate (1662-1715) West Burke, VT: Janus Press; Bangor, ME: Theodore Press, 1989 Z232 J36 T37 1989Libretto by Nahum Tate to music by Henry Purcell. Compact disc of the opera...

Evolution and Imagination in Victorian Children’s Literature Jessica Straley Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016From the publisher: “Evolutionary theory sparked numerous speculations about human development, and one of the most ardently embraced was the idea that children are animals recapitulating the ascent of the species. After Darwin’s Origin...

“Rare Books helped me develop a different perspective on literary analysis.” – Lyuba Basin (Class of 2015 and graduate student in Comparative Literature/Cultural Studies, The University of Utah)Lyuba Basin, former Rare Books Curator, writes from Argentina, where she is spending eight months on a Fulbright...