Featured Books

Books that we consider significant and influential not only in the time that they were written, but throughout the ages.

Koran

Posted in Featured Books, Religion

Date of Manuscript: ca. 18th Century The Koran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the exact word of God and the Final Testament, following the Old and New Testaments. Its literally...

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Vulgate Bible

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Date of Manuscript: ca. 13th Century Handwritten in Latin and on parchment, this work is illuminated and rubricated. It was made in Northern France in the 13th century. The earliest examples of these portable...

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Enoch 1

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Date of Manuscript: 1450 This newly discovered copy of the apocalyptic and pseud-epigraphic biblical book of the lost prophet Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, is arguably the “most important Jewish...

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Opera by Aristotle

Posted in Featured Books, Politics

Date of Publication: 1496 Very rare first complete edition of Aristotle.  In Aristotle’s Politics (eight books), the good of the individual is identified with the good of the city-state.  The study of human...

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Novanglus by John Adams

Posted in Featured Books, Politics

Date of Publication: 1819 Political essays written in 1774 and 1775, on the principal points of controversy between Great Britain and her colonies. “For the last twenty years, our principal opinions have...

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The Federalist

Posted in Featured Books, Politics

Date of Publication: 1788 First Edition. This is the most famous and influential American political work.  When Hamilton invited his fellow New Yorker Jay and Madison, from Virginia, to join him in writing...

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Republic by Plato

Posted in Featured Books, Philosophy

Date of Publication: 1763 “In this, the greatest of the dialogues of Plato, Socrates, while seeking an answer to the question What is justice? Described an ideal of perfect society, the republic after...

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