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"Unveiling the Treasures of First Editions: A Journey Through Time" Step into a world where history comes alive through the pages of first editions

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570

Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570
Orteliuss map of the Ottoman Empire. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World )

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: GOGOL: DEAD SOULS, 1842. Title page to the first edition of Nikolai Gogols Dead Souls, 1842

GOGOL: DEAD SOULS, 1842. Title page to the first edition of Nikolai Gogols Dead Souls, 1842

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Orteliuss map of Italy, 1570

Orteliuss map of Italy, 1570
Orteliuss map of Italy. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World ). Drawn by the Flemish mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Orteliuss map of Poland, 1570

Orteliuss map of Poland, 1570
Orteliuss map of Poland. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World ). Drawn by the Flemish mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Orteliuss map of Greece, 1570

Orteliuss map of Greece, 1570
Orteliuss map of Greece. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World ). Drawn by the Flemish mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Title Page for the first edition of Wuthering Heights

Title Page for the first edition of Wuthering Heights
XJF448268 Title Page for the first edition of Wuthering Heights by Ellis Bell (pseudonym of Emily Bronte), published 1847 (printed paper) by English School

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: POEMS FOR OUR CHILDREN. Title page of the first edition of Sarah Josepha Hale s

POEMS FOR OUR CHILDREN. Title page of the first edition of Sarah Josepha Hale s
POEMS FOR OUR CHILDREN. Title page of the first edition of Sarah Josepha Hales Poems for Our Children, Boston, Massachusetts, 1830, in which her poem, Mary Had a Little Lamb, was first printed

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Title page from the libretto of Handels opera Rinaldo, by Giacomo Rossi

Title page from the libretto of Handels opera Rinaldo, by Giacomo Rossi
5321233 Title page from the libretto of Handels opera Rinaldo, by Giacomo Rossi, 1717 (print) by English School, (18th century); height: 18 cm; Gerald Coke Handel Collection, Foundling Museum

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 'You ought to be ashamed of yourself!'from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

"You ought to be ashamed of yourself!"from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
3614737 A" You ought to be ashamed of yourself!A" from A The Wonderful Wizard of OzA by L. Frank Baum by Denslow

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Title page from the libretto of Handels opera Rinaldo, by Giacomo Rossi

Title page from the libretto of Handels opera Rinaldo, by Giacomo Rossi
5321234 Title page from the libretto of Handels opera Rinaldo, by Giacomo Rossi, 1717 (print) by English School, (18th century); height: 18 cm; Gerald Coke Handel Collection, Foundling Museum

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia

Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia
5615728 Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia) from the 1516 first edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: DICKENS: CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843. Marleys Ghost

DICKENS: CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843. Marleys Ghost. Etching by John Leech from the first edition of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, 1843

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: WIZARD OF OZ, 1900. She caught Toto by the ear

WIZARD OF OZ, 1900. She caught Toto by the ear. Illustration by W.W. Denslow for the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, 1900

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Orteliuss world map, 1570

Orteliuss world map, 1570
Orteliuss world map. This world map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World ). Drawn by the Flemish mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 'You must be a great sorceress. 'from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L

"You must be a great sorceress. "from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L
3614733 A" You must be a great sorceress.A" from A The Wonderful Wizard of OzA by L. Frank Baum by Denslow, William Wallace (1856-1919); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 1570, Ortelius Map of Asia, first edition, Abraham Ortelius, also Orthellius, 1527 - 1598

1570, Ortelius Map of Asia, first edition, Abraham Ortelius, also Orthellius, 1527 - 1598, Flemish, Netherlandish cartographer and geographer

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Orteliuss map of Holland, 1570

Orteliuss map of Holland, 1570
Orteliuss map of Holland. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World ). Drawn by the Flemish mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Orteliuss map of Portugal, 1570

Orteliuss map of Portugal, 1570
Orteliuss map of Portugal. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World ). Drawn by the Flemish mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: PLIT2A-00110

PLIT2A-00110
First edition title page of Whitmans " Leaves of Grass, " 1855. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: PLIT2C-00110

PLIT2C-00110
Walt Whitman and his first edition title page of " Leaves of Grass." Composite art of hand-colored woodcut and document

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Dedication to Wilhelm Wolff from Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (Book 1)

Dedication to Wilhelm Wolff from Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (Book 1) by Karl Marx published in 1867
5668996 Dedication to Wilhelm Wolff from Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (Book 1) by Karl Marx published in 1867; (add.info)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Cover of the first edition for Elijah, 19th century (engraving)

Cover of the first edition for Elijah, 19th century (engraving)
3118663 Cover of the first edition for Elijah, 19th century (engraving); (add.info.: Cover of the first edition for Elijah, an oratorio written by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) a German composer

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Title page of Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (Book 1) by Karl Marx published in 1867

Title page of Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (Book 1) by Karl Marx published in 1867
5668995 Title page of Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (Book 1) by Karl Marx published in 1867; (add.info.: Karl Marx (1818-1883)); Photo © AF Fotografie

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Sign of Fleet the printer who published the first edition of Mother Goose (engraving)

Sign of Fleet the printer who published the first edition of Mother Goose (engraving)
8636433 Sign of Fleet the printer who published the first edition of Mother Goose (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Front cover of No. 1 The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens

Front cover of No. 1 The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens
5669033 Front cover of No. 1 The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens, writing as Boz and illustrated by Robert Seymour

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Title page from The Prince and other works by Niccolo Machiavelli published in 1532

Title page from The Prince and other works by Niccolo Machiavelli published in 1532
5668978 Title page from The Prince and other works by Niccolo Machiavelli published in 1532; (add.info.: Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)); Photo © AF Fotografie

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: The Pilgrim's Vision illustration from The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The Pilgrim's Vision illustration from The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
5668959 The Pilgrim's Vision illustration from The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain; (add.info.: Mark Twain (1835-1910) about his excursion to the Holy Land

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Decorative wreath of roses with Greek motto, 1817 (engraving)

Decorative wreath of roses with Greek motto, 1817 (engraving)
5893629 Decorative wreath of roses with Greek motto, 1817 (engraving); (add.info.: Decorative wreath of white, yellow, pink and scarlet roses with Greek motto)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (Book 1) by Karl Marx title page of the first 1872

Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (Book 1) by Karl Marx title page of the first 1872 Russian language
5669001 Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (Book 1) by Karl Marx title page of the first 1872 Russian language edition of published in 1867; (add.info)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: AI IMAGE - Bram Stoker reading in a Victorian library, 1890s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Bram Stoker reading in a Victorian library, 1890s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Bram Stoker reading in a Victorian library, 1890s, (2023). Irish author Abraham Stoker (1847-1912) wrote the Gothic horror novel Dracula which was published in 1897

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Mrs. Rheta C. Dorr, Suffragist, with First Edition of The Suffragist, 1913

Mrs. Rheta C. Dorr, Suffragist, with First Edition of The Suffragist, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs. Rheta C
Mrs. Rheta C. Dorr, Suffragist, with First Edition of The Suffragist, 1913. American journalist, writer, and political activist, the first editor of the influential newspaper, The Suffragist

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Mrs. Rheta C. Dorr, Suffragist, with First Edition of The Suffragist, 1913

Mrs. Rheta C. Dorr, Suffragist, with First Edition of The Suffragist, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs. Rheta C
Mrs. Rheta C. Dorr, Suffragist, with First Edition of The Suffragist, 1913. American journalist, writer, and political activist, the first editor of the influential newspaper, The Suffragist

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 1860 Mitchell Map Of New York City New York First Edition

1860 Mitchell Map Of New York City New York First Edition
1860, Mitchell Map of New York City, New York, first edition

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 1861 Johnson And Browning Map Of Australia First Edition

1861 Johnson And Browning Map Of Australia First Edition
1861, Johnson and Browning Map of Australia, First Edition

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 1860 Mitchell Map Of Michigan And Wisconsin First Edition

1860 Mitchell Map Of Michigan And Wisconsin First Edition
1860, Mitchell Map of Michigan and Wisconsin, first edition

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 1855 Colton Map Of Utah And New Mexico First Edition

1855 Colton Map Of Utah And New Mexico First Edition
1855, Colton Map of Utah and New Mexico, first edition, first state

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 1855 Colton Map Of New York City Manhattan Brooklyn

1855 Colton Map Of New York City Manhattan Brooklyn
1855, Colton Map of New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Hoboken, first edition

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 1855 Colton Map Of Kansas And Nebraska First Edition

1855 Colton Map Of Kansas And Nebraska First Edition
1855, Colton Map of Kansas and Nebraska, first edition

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 1768 Holland Jeffreys Map Of New York And New Jersey

1768 Holland Jeffreys Map Of New York And New Jersey
1768, Holland, Jeffreys Map of New York and New Jersey, First Edition

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: 1570 Ortelius Map Of Asia First Edition Abraham Ortelius

1570 Ortelius Map Of Asia First Edition Abraham Ortelius
1570, Ortelius Map of Asia, first edition, Abraham Ortelius, also Orthellius, 1527 - 1598, Flemish, Netherlandish cartographer and geographer

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Signed inset page of the first edition of Facile by Paul Eluard, 1935 (print and pen & ink on paper)

Signed inset page of the first edition of Facile by Paul Eluard, 1935 (print and pen & ink on paper)
474787 Signed inset page of the first edition of Facile by Paul Eluard, 1935 (print and pen & ink on paper) by Eluard, Paul (1895-1952); Private Collection; Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Sight (Visus), from the Fiver Senses, . n. d. Creator: After Maerten de Vos

Sight (Visus), from the Fiver Senses, . n. d. Creator: After Maerten de Vos
Sight (Visus), from the Fiver Senses, .n.d

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: William Shakespeare from the title page of Mr William Shakespeares comedies, histories

William Shakespeare from the title page of Mr William Shakespeares comedies, histories
5668986 William Shakespeare from the title page of Mr William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies published in 1623 (engraving) by Droeshout

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: The National Library, Avenida Rio Branco, The Home of a Mazarin Bible

The National Library, Avenida Rio Branco, The Home of a Mazarin Bible and a First Edition of the Luziadas (colour litho)
5221646 The National Library, Avenida Rio Branco, The Home of a Mazarin Bible and a First Edition of the Luziadas (colour litho) by Pattison, Edgar L

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Cover of the first edition of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865 (cloth-bound volume)

Cover of the first edition of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865 (cloth-bound volume)
3709507 Cover of the first edition of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865 (cloth-bound volume) by British School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: A certain sinister block of building from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll

A certain sinister block of building from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
5615707 A certain sinister block of building from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Illustration by S.G

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: Title page from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Title page from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Illustration by S. G
5615711 Title page from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Illustration by S.G. Hulme Beamam (1887-1932) for a 1930 edition.See more information below

Background imageFirst Edition Collection: The horror of my other self from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll

The horror of my other self from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
5615710 The horror of my other self from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Illustration by S.G. Hulme Beamam (1887-1932)See more information below



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"Unveiling the Treasures of First Editions: A Journey Through Time" Step into a world where history comes alive through the pages of first editions. From Orteliuss map of the Ottoman Empire in 1570 to Gogol's "Dead Souls" title page from 1842, these rare gems transport us back in time. Orteliuss map of Italy, Poland, Greece, and even his world map from 1570 offer glimpses into an era when cartography was still a nascent art form. These intricate maps not only showcase geographical accuracy but also provide valuable insights into the political and cultural landscapes of their respective regions. Intriguingly, amidst these ancient treasures lies a quote that echoes with enchantment - "You must be a great sorceress. " This line hails from L. Frank Baum's timeless classic, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, " reminding us how literature can weave spells that transcend time and space. Delving further into literary realms, we encounter Sarah Josepha Hale's collection titled "Poems for Our Children. " The first edition's title page captures the essence of innocence and imagination cherished by generations past. As we continue our journey through first editions, Orteliuss maps reveal more hidden wonders - Holland and Portugal come to life before our eyes. These meticulously crafted depictions allow us to envision what these countries looked like centuries ago while offering glimpses into their rich histories. Finally, as we reflect on these remarkable artifacts such as PLIT2A-00110 and PLIT2C-00110 (perhaps mysterious codes hinting at undiscovered treasures), we are reminded that each first edition is not merely an object but a portal connecting us to different times and places. Join us on this captivating exploration as we unravel the secrets held within these precious volumes – relics that bridge gaps between past eras and present-day fascination.