Category: Facsimiles

“NSSM 200 The Kissinger Report: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests; The 1974 National Security Study Memorandum” by National Security Council

In 1974, President Richard Nixon ordered his national security council, under the direction of

“The Wizard of Oz: The Original 1900 Edition in Full Color” by Frank L. Baum

Before “The Wizard of Oz” was a movie, it was a children’s book.  It was written in 1899 and published

“A Visit from Saint Nicholas: Twas The Night Before Christmas with Original 1849 Illustrations” by Clement C Moore

“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house…” So begins the immortal

“The Tale of Peter Rabbit: The Original 1901 Edition” by Beatrix Potter

This is the edition that was printed by Beatrix Potter before she could find a publisher, which

“The Elements of Style: The Original 1920 Edition” by William Strunk, Jr.

Before there was Strunk and White, there was just Strunk, Jr.  Originally, Strunk produced his style guide for use in his own classes.  But in 1920, the book was published and made available

“The New-England Primer : The Original 1777 Edition” by John Cotton

John Cotton penned his primer and catechesism in the 1600s, but the Puritans brought it with them when they came to America, where it it flourished.  Indeed, one of our earliest copies available is this facsimile version from 1777, which was sub-titled, “Improved for

“The Waste Land: The Original 1922 Edition” by T. S. Eliot

Modernity has not managed to erase the restlessness that seems to be intrinsic to what it means to be human. T.S. Eliot’s disillusionment with modern civilization is timelessly encapsulated in his famous 1922 poem, “The Waste Land.” The book is laced with allusions, like, for example, some that reference the Grail legend and others informed by Fraser’s “Golden Bough.” Eliot would dedicate the piece to Ezra Pound.