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Navigationi et Viaggi by Giovanni Battista Ramusio

Navigationi et Viaggi offered by Isseido Booksellers of Tokyo

The Isseido Booksellers in Tokyo recently gave AbeBooks a special insight into one particularly important travel book from the 16th century. Navigationi et Viaggi (Navigations and Travels) by Giovanni Battista Ramusio was so popular it was reprinted several times, and translated into several languages.

Rare Inscribed Copy of The Little Prince

Inscribed first edition of The Little Prince

A remarkable copy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic story featuring a drawing and a note of thanks to Dorothy Barclay, the reporter's assistant who helped the author estimate the number of stars visible from Earth, has gone on sale for $237,000.

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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