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The Fabrica: The Anatomy of a Beautiful Book

Andreas Vesalius' Fabrica: The Anatomy of a Revolution

Published in 1543, The Fabrica, written by Belgian physician Andreas Vesalius, is one of the most influential books in medical history and also incredibly beautiful. Discover the remarkable story behind the creation of this pioneering book of anatomy.

Le Crapouillot
French political satire magazine Le Crapouillot

Le Crapouillot (1915-1996) was a political magazine begun as a trench paper by French soldier Jean Galtier-Boissiere in WWI. It lasted 80 years and became an historical snapshot of 20th-century France.

15 Beautiful, Rare Bibles
Holy Bible
Published by Mark Baskett in 1767

Many bibles are prized for their ornate beauty, including illustrations, etchings and paintings by the world's greatest artists, from Marc Chagall to Gustave Doré. Explore our selection of beautiful rare bibles.

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Collectible George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell

George Orwell occupies a special place in 20th century literature thanks to fiction that forces the reader to think. More than 60 years after his death from Tuberculosis, rare editions of his books are highly desirable.

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Picasso on the Page
Pablo Picasso by Wilhelm Boeck

A painter, draftsman and sculptor, Pablo Picasso was the most influential artist of the 20th century. Picasso illustrated many books, now treasured by collectors, and countless authors have analyzed his art.

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