New Acquisitions

  • King James Bible
    First Edition • 1611

    King James Bible

    This is an exceptionally beautiful Bible. This Bible has been the most influential of all English books upon the English language. England’s Lord Macaulay perhaps said it best:

    “The King James Bible is a book which, if everything[…]

  • Philadelphia Imprint of "Common Sense"

    Philadelphia Imprint of “Common Sense”


    Thomas Paine

    Common Sense[…]written by Thomas Paine.   It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution.  In January 1776, only about a third of the citizens living in the Americas

  • • 1975

    A Letter Written by Mother Teresa


    Mother Teresa

    In 1975 Mother Teresa was invited to speak at the United Nations. After her return to Calcutta, she wrote a letter to her friend in New York–the man who arranged the visit. The content of the letter is vintage Mother[…]

  • First English Edition of Les Miserables

    First English Edition of Les Miserables


    Victor Hugo

    This is a very rare first edition set of one of this important masterpiece.

    “Ever since its publication in 1862, Les Miserables has remained one of the most widely read novels in the world… Indeed, its appearance was[…]

  • Inquisition Manuscript – Spain

    Nos los inquisidores apostolicos contra la herètica pravedad, y apostasìa…

    Rough translation:  “We, the Apostolic Inquisition against heresy and apostasy…”

    This document gives Juan Carlos de Benavides, of Cordoba, Spain the authority to act as “Alguacil[…]

  • Pearl of Great Price

    Pearl of Great Price

    The Pearl of Great Price: Being a Choice Selection from the Revelations, Translations, and Narrations of Joseph Smith, First Prophet, Seer, and Revelator to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Liverpool: Published by F. D. Richards, 1851. 56[…]

  • From MARIE ANTOINETTE'S LIBRARY (Her Prayer Book "Missal")

    From MARIE ANTOINETTE’S LIBRARY (Her Prayer Book “Missal”)


    Marie Antoinette

    My newest acquisition is MARIE ANTOINETTE’S Prayer Book. Her “missal” is finely bound in period French red morocco, stamped in gilt to both covers with her large interlaced foliate cipher “MA” , crowned by a ringlet of flowers–like her jeweled[…]

  • Doctrine and Covenants
    • 1835

    Doctrine and Covenants

    New Acquisition.  1835 – DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS.  First Edition.  Collates complete.  Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints: Carefully selected from the revelations of God, and compiled by Joseph Smith Junior [sic] Oliver Cowdery, Sidney[…]