ITT: Banned/ultra rare books
Bonus points if you provide downloadable copies.
Fancy colors and shit, would love to read this
That book is neither banned nor is it rare, entirely. Sure, older editions are rare, but more than likely that is a super produced 1911 version of the book.
Also, you can order copies of the book for free from several different publishers if you live in the US.
It's from about 1911 and pretty rare
See above. The 1911 version as super mass produced. So much that the equipment they used to print the book became damaged from use several times and had to be replaced.
If it were an 1800s version, it would have been rare.
Destroying my beliefs. How dare you?
But still, you seem to have a bit of knowledge, maybe consider contriboot?
If he had a copy of the Sibylline Books or something I'd be pretty interested but it's not a banned or ultra rare book, really.
And yes I know that no one can actually find the Sibylline Books.
The Royalties will go to the BRITISH RED CROSS... shows where their sentiments are.
Was given this the other day. Only kept it for the funny title.
I do not believe it is exceptionally rare, but it is from the 1860s.
I have a ton of very old books, but again... The rarity of a book is based entirely upon it's edition and numbers surviving in those editions. I do not know the rarity of all of my books.
Would love to read this. Anyone have a .pdf/.mobi?
maybe the most well know book from Aghata Christie...
In fact it was censored in dozens of countries, both historically and in the current era. In 1234, King James I of Aragon ordered the burning of Bibles in the vernacular. Till this very day banned in North Korea.
Pic related: This shit is really good, I recommend everyone who likes stories about betrayal and woman stupidity
Ringmakers of Saturn. Goes for nearly $1500-$2000 on eBay, Written in the 70's by Dr. Norman Bergrun who worked for Nasa. This book is intriguing as it has alot of evidence that there are thousand mile-long space crafts in the rings of saturn. Always wanted to read it, probably never will.
Signed bible from Adolph Hitler anyone? It's almost 200 years old
Besides the anarchist cook book is all old shit that's a good way to hurt yourself
The original .pdf has been doctored and the recipes will end with you in the hospital unless you know a little bit of chemistry
Hey dude, you're fucking cool as hell. Please accept this whore.
Top kek, hoping for someone like that guy in this threat. Provide more pics pl0x
Anon, or anyone else, could someone give me a little more info about all of the books here? Did I just learn the secrets of the universe?
i have the first series english translation of the art of war by sun tzu, hell if i can find it though
I dont have a new picture but we made Nazi-pumpkins with them last year around halloween
>1934 ceremony helmet
Nigger... Do you how rare that shit is?
And you put it on a pumpkin... Outside.... And possibly rained on...
>Big fucking chunk of history made into pumpkins
>history into pumpkins
Book about drug smuggling in South Florida when the Cigarette boats were used, and the assassination of the guy who started making them because he pissed the wrong people off.
Those were some bad mutherfuckers.
Looks like some indiana jones shit. Leather inbound and everything
Please someone screencap this
>has an extremely rare object
>uses it as a Halloween decoration
I like you anon
Can you do a timestamp with a badly done swatsica and this captcha?
captcha : science opicates
ps ebola chan in there as well , kthx
If I can get my hands on the helmet I'll make a thread tomorrow around this time
Fok me, this anon can get rich because of my threat. It feels like... damn jealousy. Still wish you luck on selling this
I don't think I'm going to sell them. At least not until my grandparents died. But man they could open a museum in their house. We are talking at least 8 helmets, medals, signed books, knives, a few old coins. Pretts sure they have old guns too.
Here's a document and photo both signed by Hitler for the modest price of $5,000.Richfags take note?
The English translation of the Japanese manga "Kimi ni Todoke", which was called "A Nymphet's Life."
I wouldn't be surprised if the last known copy was discarded. Indiana Jones wouldn't be able to dig it up.
Since this threads headed there anyways...
obligatory /x/ Gallery...
(i'm unsure if all the links are active)
My sister and her ex both think it's a legit thing. I try to tell them it was invented by HP lovecraft, but they just blow me off and call me stupid.
>this much ignorance
You know flaubert actually declared "emma bovary c'est moi" (emma bovary is me). This book was a way to purge himself from his romantic tendencies, as he spent his youth reading novels and poems from this trend
Yeah, but I think he said that because of all that hate from critics and women. Saying that this book is about him was a smart way to transfer all his accusations from Madame Bouvary (all women) onto himself, therefore it turned out that nobody should feel offended because he was talking about himself the whole time. Smart.
this was common bookbinding practice in late 19th and early 20th century 'art' books or great literature
a lot of the gilt work was still done with real gold, or with 'cognates' that simulated it, just like a lot of the covers were leather, but some were ersatz leather meant to imitate it
this was the time when a lot of books started being printed on sulfite instead of high-cotton rag paper, which is one reason why so many books printed during the 20th century are yellowed and turning brown and falling apart
the bookbinders' glues were also being downgraded, so you have more decomp going on and bindings coming undone
the best books produced during this period were 'golden' and many are still pristine
most books printed during the 20th century, however, won't last no matter how rigorously they're conserved
pretty much of a lost art
>plague doctors mask
eh... considerable , i worked for a company that put together a simple one before, it's essentially a medevil hazmat suit. , dark leather gloves, boots, draped in sort of like a poncho that "seals" your skin off from the air and such. Plus plague doctors used herbs and flowers as "wards" an attempt at mitigating the smell, air, and discharges...
but i was thinking more of a village witch doctor, lots of bones, skulls, simple cloth, a large skull for a mask. and use chickenbones, rocks, and leaves for fortunes and such. possibly get some viles wrapped with twine as well. i'm still thinking about it, wondering how long it will take for me to get things together, would love input or assistance
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The 2 books on the left are Polish biographies of Lenin and Stalin from 1947. I think this could be considered rare in the west.
this was the original title of her ( most difficult to write ) book, based on the 'blackface' song then popular in britain and the us
the american publisher later changed it to 'and then there were none'
but it is also known as 'ten little indians' in deference to another popular song in america at that time
agatha christie was not a racist in our sense of the thing, this was not a perjorative term in britain at the time and it wasn't until later in the twentieth century that 'black' became fashionable , as opposed to 'nigra', 'nigger' or 'negro' all of which mean 'black' right ?
original books with the original title are very valuable, especially if autographed or have included some original playbills from the performed play based on this
it's been turned into film several times and it the classic psychological thriller drama, the master 'whodunit', where the evil mastermind gets his comeuppance in the end at the hand of the survivors
agatha was part of the edwardian upper british crust
immensely intellect, proper education and proper connexions--and a self-liberated, educated, confident women well ahead of her time
calling her racist is just stupid, because not only wasn't she a racist at a time when most people were 'unthinking' racists, she was all about equal rights and was a progressive liberal in the truest sense of the word
i have no idea about it, but just looking at the cover it seems he could have been a little too "candid" verging on whistleblower
Thanks anon. Didn't know any of that.
In fact, the blurb on the back cover says the story is set on "Nigger Island"- which presumably just meant "Black Island" and nothing to do with black people.
unsure on the artist, open to interpretation
Also got this. No date in it, but seems to be 1860-1880.
There are no banned books.
Just bad books.
Here's a bit of a rare exception.
It was banned and it's good.
Prone to be banned again soon.
You guys make me disapointed, only physical copy i have of anything is a collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales , i would like to get my hands on some books, but always seems like i reach out for something that i can't afford it. womp womp
I have this one actually, and one of orwell's other works, i can't remember the title, haven't read it yet, crimson something? probally not the title, only thing i can remember
>You go to them with the holy grail and they offer you 500 bucks
and will make you think you're getting a deal at that
( muh aw-thenti-KA-shun, anon )
In the UK we have "Big Brother" and "Room 101" on the tv. It's incredible how many people don't know that this is where they came from.
And if you like 1984, you'll also like Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
I've got Stephen King's "Rage" back at home, while it isn't exactly banned, it's controversial enough that it's no longer printed, and it's been burned quite a few times, pulled out of libraries, and stuff like that.
Basically, it's about a school shooting, seen from the shooters point of view.
After setting his locker on fire and shooting a few people including his teacher he holds his classmates hostage, and the events of the book take place in flashbacks told by the shooter and the classmates, as well as the shooter's discussion and arguments with the psychologists, police officers, and the like. 8/10 I read it twice, not King's greatest book, but definitely above average, especially if you like the Richard Bachman pseudonym style of writing.