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!

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...

Two Treatises of Government by John Locke

Published: 1694 Second Edition. John Locke first published “Two Treatises of Government” anonymously in 1689 as a defense of the Glorious Revolution. The first treatise discusses patriarchalism – the idea that the power of the monarchy is absolute...

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Published: 1651 First Edition, with additional engraved title page and folding table. “Leviathan” was written during the English Civil War (1642-1651) by Thomas Hobbes, where he asserts that civil war and anarchy can only be avoided by having a strong, undivided...