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DICKENS: OLIVER TWIST, 1937. 'Oliver asking for more.' Etching by George Cruikshank to the first edition of Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist,' 1837-38.
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0037237
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, 1852.
Title page of the 100,000th copy of the first edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, pubished at Boston, Massachusetts. Engraving, 1852.
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0267741
ORWELL: 1984.
First British edition of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by George Orwell, 1949.
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0267746
KING: CARRIE, 1974.
First edition of 'Carrie' by Stephen King, 1974.
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0528764
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
Title page of the first edition of 'Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austen, published in 1811.
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0006109
SCARLET LETTER, 1850.
Title-page of the first edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Letter,' Boston, Massachusetts, 1850.
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0104670
NAZI LITERATURE, 1938.
'Werk und Mensch,' by Hermann Goerring, and 'Mein Kampf,' by Adolf Hitler. Photographed 1938.
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0061908
NOAH WEBSTER (1758-1843).
American lexicographer and author. Title page of the first known edition of Noah Webster's speller entitled 'American Spelling Book', 1788.
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0050289
DICKENS: OLIVER TWIST, 1938. 'Oliver's amazement at the Dodger's mode of "going to work."' Etching by George Cruikshank to the first edition, 1837-38.
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0079356
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB.
The first printed text of Sarah Josepha Hale's 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' as it appeared in the first edition of her 'Poems for Our Children,' Boston, Massachusetts, 1830.
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0048955
MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Title page of the first publication in quarto, 1600, of William Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice'.
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0408791
WIZARD OF OZ, 1900.
'The stork carried him up into the air.' Illustration by W.W. Denslow for the first edition of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum, 1900.
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0408799
WIZARD OF OZ, 1900.
'"I feel wise indeed," said the Scarecrow.' Illustration by W.W. Denslow for the first edition of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum, 1900.
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0033191
CARROLL: LOOKING GLASS.
Humpty Dumpty offers Alice his hand. Wood engraving after John Tenniel for the first edition of Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass,' 1872.
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0009284
DICKENS: CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843. 'Mr. Fezziwig's Ball.' Etching by John Leech from the first edition of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' 1843.
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0050316
ROBINSON CRUSOE
by Daniel Defoe: Title page of the first edition, London, 1719.
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0267723
ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH.
First US edition of 'The Adventures of Augie March' by Saul Bellow, 1953.
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0015681
RICHARDSON: CLARISSA.
Title page of the first volume of the first edition of Samuel Richardson's Clarissa, London, England, 1748.
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0078634
PROTESTANT HYMNBOOK, 1524.
Title page of the first edition of the first Protestant hymnbook, 'Geystlich Gesangk-Buchleyn (the 'Encheiridion'),' edited by Martin Luther and Johann Walther, Wittenberg, Germany 1524.
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0009287
DICKENS: CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843. 'Ignorance and Want.' Etching by John Leech from the first edition of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' 1843.
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0047189
CLEMENS: TOM SAWYER, 1876.
Frontispiece engraving for the first edition of Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' 1876.
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0408800
WIZARD OF OZ, 1900.
'The branches bent down and twined around him.' Illustration by W.W. Denslow for the first edition of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum, 1900.
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0044361
JAMES CLERK MAXWELL (1831-1879). Scottish physicist. Title-page of the first volume of the first edition of Maxwell's 'A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism,' Oxford, 1873.
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0048651
HERMANN von HELMHOLTZ
(1821-1894). German physicist, anatomist, and physiologist. Title page of the first edition of Hermann von Helmholtz's 'On the Conservation of Energy,' Berlin, Germany, 1847.
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0015035
GAUSS: TITLE PAGE, 1801.
Title page of the first edition of Karl Friedrich Gauss' 'Disquisitiones Arithmeticae,' which announced the discovery of the Law of Quadratic Reciprocity and other vital developments in the theory of numbers.
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0040288
DICKENS: OLIVER TWIST, 1838. 'Master Bates explains a professional technicality.' Etching by George Cruikshank to the first edition of Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist,' 1837-38.
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0035623
CLEMENS: TOM SAWYER, 1876.
'Ain't that work?' The immortal incident of whitewashing the fence. Drawing by True Williams from the first edition of the "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1876.
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0408792
WIZARD OF OZ, 1900.
'Permit me to introduce to you her Majesty, the Queen.' Illustration by W.W. Denslow for the first edition of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum, 1900.
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0076591
DE HISTORIA STIRPIUM, 1542.
Title page of the first edition of Leonhard Fuchs' 'De Historia Stirpium,' Basel, 1542.
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0015023
ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 1865.
Title-page of the first edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, London, England, 1865.
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0060442
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA.
Title page of volume one of the first edition of the 'Encyclopaedia Britannica,' Edinburgh, Scotland, 1771.
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0038899
DICKENS: OLIVER TWIST, 1838. 'Oliver's reception by Fagin and the boys.' George Cruikshank's etching for Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist,' 1837-1838.
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0009288
DICKENS: CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit. Etching by John Leech from the first edition of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," 1843.
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0056683
AGRICOLA'S TREATISE, 1556.
Title-page of the first edition of Georgius Agricola's treatise on mining and metallurgy, 'De Re Metallica,' 1556.
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0071319
SPENGLER TITLE PAGE, 1918.
Title-page of volume one of the first edition of Oswald Spengler's 'The Decline of the West,' Vienna, Austria, and Leipzig, Germany, 1918.
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0408796
WIZARD OF OZ, 1900.
'The Monkeys wound many coils about his body.' Illustration by W.W. Denslow for the first edition of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum, 1900.
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0042537
CLEMENS: TOM SAWYER.
Frontispiece engraving for the first edition of Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' 1876.
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CLEMENS: TOM SAWYER, 1876.
Illustration by True Williams for the first edition of Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' 1876.
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0009285
DICKENS: CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843. 'Marley's Ghost.' Etching by John Leech from the first edition of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' 1843.
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0058690
BRONTĖ: JANE EYRE, 1893.
Title page of the first Russian edition of Charlotte Brontė's 'Jane Eyre,' St. Petersburg, 1893.
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