Book of the Week

 

To allow those that cannot visit an Exhibition or our Collection Headquarters located in Lubbock, Texas, The Remnant Trust has created the book of the week.

 

The Remnant Trust will feature each week a selected work with information and a picture of a work. It is also featured on our Facebook and Twitter as well. So check us out!

The Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the United States, with Respect to the Petitions Praying for a Repeal of the Alien and Sedition Laws by United States Congress

Published: 1799 First Edition. This work contains the House Committee Report and the speeches of John Nicholas, a Virginia Congressman, and Albert Gallatin, a representative from Pennsylvania, about the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by the fifth Congress and signed...

King James Bible, “He” Version

Published: 1611 First Edition, “He” Version. The King James Bible, “He” Version published in 1611 by Robert Barker. The volume includes the Old and New Testaments as well as the genealogies of the Holy Scriptures. There were two editions of the King James Bible...

The Republic of Plato

Published: 1763 First Edition in English. “The Republic of Plato in Ten Books” was translated by H. Spens and includes a preliminary discourse concerning the philosophy of the ancients by the translator. “Republic” is Plato’s best-known work, written in approximately...

De Officis by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Manuscript Date: 1446 Manuscript in Latin, on paper. This manuscript of Marcus Tullius Cicero’s “De Officis” was prepared for Nicolai Renciade by an unknown scribe in 1446. Renciade was a student of Giovanni de Juvianello, a professor of grammar, rhetoric, and poetics...

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Published: 1640 First English Edition. “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli first appeared in 1513 in a correspondence version under the title, “De Principatibus.”  It was first published five years after Machiavelli’s death in 1532 in Italian by Antonio Blado...

The Trial of John Peter Zenger

Published: 1738 Published in Dublin in 1738 under the title, “The Trial of John Peter Zenger,” this volume was originally published in Boston, Massachusetts in 1738 as “A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger.” It contains the pleadings and...

The Common-wealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Published: 1656 First Edition. James Harrington’s great Utopian political treatise, “The Common-Wealth of Oceana,” was published in 1656. “Oceana” was published in two first editions for Daniel Pakeman and Livewell Chapman (presented here) by John Streater with their...

Scivias Libri Tres by Hildegard of Bingen

Published: 1513 First Edition, except were cited. This volume is entitled “Liber trium virorum & trium spiritualium virginum” and includes six texts in one volume with a woodcut title page of full length figures portraying the six authors with their...

Fables of Aesop by Aesop

Published: 1692 First Edition. Sir Roger L’Estrange’s version of the “Fables of Aesop” was printed in 1692. It is a collection of fables attributed to Aesop, who is believed to be a Greek slave and storyteller that lived between 620 and 564 BC. Originally passed down...