First edition of this delightfully optimistic pre-WWI book about "the mechanical triumphs of the modern world," with illustrations of many of these "triumphs" in action – an uncommon title, especially so in dust jacket.
By Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
First printing of this history of African Americans for young people, profiling prominent figures such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass – with striking black-and-white illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon.
By Simon Heller, Friedrich Entlicher, Alexander Mell, Johann Schillerwein, and Emerich Gigerl.
1884, 1892, 1894, 1903, 1913
First editions of various Austrian lesson books for blind children from a single turn-of-the-century publisher, in both Braille and an embossed Latin alphabet, showing the field's move toward the Braille system.
Inscribed first edition of the best known book by the first woman and first Swedish person to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, beating out fellow nominees Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, and Mark Twain.