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Our collection is composed of renowned works that are recognized around the world.

 

Many of these works have had a profound effect on the world and how we think today.

 

They comprise works from several different genres including, but not limited to: Economics, Liberty & Dignity, Mathematics and Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Religion. These works include: ‘An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations’ by Adam Smith, ‘The Declaration of Independence’, ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’ by Mary Wollstonecraft, King James Bible “HE” Version, and ‘The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy’ by Isaac Newton as well as hundreds of others. To learn more about some of these and other selected works, please check out our Featured Books selection.

De Consolatio Philosophie by Boethius

Date of Manuscript: ca. 1400-1425 Boethius’s best known work is the Consolation of Philosophy (De consolatione philosophiae), which he wrote most likely while in exile under house arrest or in prison while awaiting his execution, but his lifelong project was a...

Opuscula by John Chrysostom

Date of Manuscript: ca. 1450-65             Humanist manuscript compilation of three short treaties on the virtues of the ascetics life by St. John Chrysostom, transcribed into Latin in northern Italy and pre-dating the printed editions. The author of the translation...

Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle

Date of Manuscript: 1488 This rubricated manuscript in the Latin translation of Leonardo Bruni, the first Florentine scholar to use the word “studia humanitatis” as a term for literary studies was used in grammar schools.  This couples with the large number of...

Citie of God by Augustine of Hippo

Publication Date: 1610 First Edition English. Augustine of Hippo remains one of the most renowned church fathers and philosophers. His work, City of God, “is an apology for Christianity against the accusations that the Church was responsible for the decline of...

Koran

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 meaning is “a recitation.” It is regarded widely as the...

Vulgate Bible

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 Bibles were copied in Paris at the end of the 1220’s...

King James Bible “HE” Version

Date of Publication: 1611 First Edition, First Printing King James Bible. Two editions of the Bible are recognized as having been produced in 1611. They are known as the “He” and “She” Bibles. They are distinguished by their rendering of Ruth...