1. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffery Chaucer £5,670 - $9,250
Chaucer’s opus printed by Golden Cockerel Press in four volumes from 1928 – 1931, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe - limited to 500 copies.
2. Über den Bau der Nervenfasern und Nervenzellen beim Flusskrebs by Sigmund Freud £5,210 - $8,500
Published in 1881 this paper, about the construction of the nerve fibres and the nerve cells in crayfish, was inscribed by Freud in French to Professor Louis-Antoine Ranvier.
3. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin £2,876 - $4,693
Second edition, second issue published in 1860.
4. Lysistrata by Aristophenes £2,758 - $4,500
Published in 1934 this is a limited edition #913 of 1,500 copies, which includes 6 full page etchings by Pablo Picasso. This copy was signed on the colophon page by Picasso.
5. Les Amies by Paul Verlaine £2,559 - $4,175
First edition of Verlaine’s first collection erotic verse, limited to 50 copies and published 1868.
6. Taj Al Arus Min Jawahir Al Qamus by Murtada Al Zabidi £2,452 - $4,000
A copy of the largest Arabic language dictionary ever created. Written in 40 volumes the set was researched from 1965 to 2001; bound in leather.
7. Museum Museorum by Michael Bernhard Valentini £2,452 - $4,000
Published in 1714, this set includes the first two of three volumes. The volumes are considered to be some of the most valuable contributions to early documentation of animals, minerals, fossils, plants and their uses.
8. Collected Works in Verse and Prose by W.B. Yeats £2,406 - $3,925
Published in 1908 in eight volumes. Imprinted at the Shakespeare Head Press.
9. Tibet Mandalas: The Ngor Collections by bSod nams rgya mtsho £2,360 - $3,850
First edition published in 1983 in two volumes, the first with 136 color plates and the second with explanatory text.
10. Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Walter Bates £2,329 - $3,800
A record of adventures, habits of animals, sketches of Brazilian and Indian life, and aspects of nature under the equator, during eleven years of travel. First edition published 1863.