The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, 1934 (George W. Jones) & 1946 (Arthur Szyk) editions from The Limited Editions Club

Geoffrey Chaucer‘s The Canterbury Tales is not only the first great classic of the English language, it remains one of the greatest works in all of literature. To have not read The Canterbury Tales is a true injustice to civilization itself, as for such a work to be bequeathed to us and remain unread by anyone considering themselves cultured is an affront to decency itself! Okay, seriously, not only is … Continue reading The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, 1934 (George W. Jones) & 1946 (Arthur Szyk) editions from The Limited Editions Club

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon, Limited Editions Club (1946)

1776 is one of the most monumental years in the history of the Western World. Thomas Jefferson and his fellow ‘Founding Fathers‘ transformed the world with the Declaration of Independence, helped on by Common Sense and The American Crisis from Thomas Paine (both first published in 1776). Adam Smith‘s The Wealth of Nations, which was to have almost as big of an impact on the human condition as the Declaration of Independence, … Continue reading The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon, Limited Editions Club (1946)