Featured Books

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.

Enoch 1

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 writing that has survived the Greco-Roman period.” ...

Two Treatises of Government by John Locke

Date of Publication: 1694 Second Edition. The foundation of liberalism Two Treatises of Government, The foundation of the principles of democracy.  English philosopher.  “Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, Locke was a lecturer in Greek, rhetoric, and philosophy at...

The Extraordinary Black Book by John Wade

Date of Publication: 1831 “The Bible of the Reformers” was the Black Book, a massive compendium of all the abuses, electoral, ecclesiastical, legal, which they sought to abolish.  The edition cited here was the most influential, coming as it did on the eve of...

Opera by Aristotle

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 good is thus a political inquiry, as it is in Plato. ...

Novanglus by John Adams

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 partaken so much of feeling, in the contest between the two...

The Federalist

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 the series of essays published as The Federalist, it was to...

Republic by Plato

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 which the book is named… The Republic is Plato’s...

Discourse of Free-Thinking by Anthony Collins

Date of Publication: 1713 English philosopher and proponent of deism.  His writings gather together the results of previous English Freethinkers. The imperturbable courtesy of his style is in striking contrast to the violence of his opponents; and, in spite of his...

The Morals of Confucius by Confucius

Date of Publication: 1691 Chinese name Kung Fu-tse, 551 – 479 BC.     Chinese political and ethical philosopher and would-be reformer.  Failing to achieve personal ambitions and success, Confucius taught a large number of disciples who carried on, developed, and...