A rare first edition copy of Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, the famous political treatise, made $18,000 at PBA Galleries' fine and rare books sale on September 26.
The book dates to 1651 and was written during the English civil war. It codifies Hobbes' doctrine that a centralised government is necessary to counteract the natural state of "the war of all against all".
A copy of The Commentaries of Caesar, circa 1753 and translated by William Duncan, achieved a price of $10,200.
William Morris' The Life and Death of Jason, a Poem was another highlight, selling for $8,400 against an estimate of $2,500-3,500.
We have a wide selection of books available, including this limited edition signed copy of Virginia Woolf's Orlando.
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