"'One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature'"
January 13 to May 17, 2003
Main Gallery and Lincoln Room
1. Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales. Westminster: William Caxton, 1477.
2. John Gower. Confessio Amantis. Westminster: William Caxton, 1483.
3. Sir Thomas Malory. Le Morte d'Arthur. Originally published in Westminster, 1485.
This is the only book in the Grolier Hundred not held in a first or early edition by the Lilly Library. Exhibited is a facsimile of the 1485 first edition, published in 1976 by Scolar Press in association with the Pierpont Morgan Library.
4. [Church of England]. The Booke of the Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacramentes. London: Edward Whitechurch, 1549.
5. William Langland. The Vision of Pierce Plowman. London: Robert Crowley, 1550.
6. Raphael Holinshed. The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland. London: for George Bishop, 1577.
7. William Baldwin, Thomas Sackville, and others. A Myrroure for Magistrates. London: Thomas Marshe, 1559.
8. Henry Howard, and others. Songes and Sonettes. London: Richard Tottel, 1559.
9. Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville. The Tragidie of Ferrex and Porrex. Second edition. London: John Day, 1570.
10. John Lyly. Euphues. The Anatomy of Wit. London: Thomas East, 1581.
11. Sir Philip Sidney. The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia. London: for William Ponsonby, 1590.
12. Edmund Spenser. The Faerie Queene. London: for William Ponsonby, 1590-1596.
13. Sir Francis Bacon. Essaies. Third edition. London, 1598.
14. Richard Hakluyt. The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoveries. London: George Bishop, Ralph Newberie, and Robert Barker, 1598-1600.
15. George Chapman. The Whole Works of Homer. London: for Nathaniel Butter, 1616.
16. The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament and the New. London: Robert Barker, 1611.
17. Ben Jonson. The Workes. London: William Stansby, 1616.
18. Robert Burton. The Anatomy of Melancholy. Oxford: for Henry Cripps, 1621.
19. William Shakespeare. Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. London: Isaac Jaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623.
20. John Webster. The Tragedy of the Dutchesse of Malfy. London: for John Waterson, 1623
21. Philip Massinger. A New Way to Pay Old Debts. London: Elizabeth Purslowe, 1633.
22. John Ford. The Broken Heart. A Tragedy. London: for Hugh Beeston, 1633.
23. Christopher Marlowe. The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta. London: for Nicholas Vavasour, 1633.
24. George Herbert. The Temple. Cambridge: Tho. Buck and Roger Daniel, 1633.
25. John Donne. Poems. London: for John Marriot, 1633.
26. Sir Thomas Browne. Religio Medici. London: for Andrew Crooke, 1642.
27. Edmund Waller. The Workes. London, 1645.
28. Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher. Comedies and Tragedies. London: for Humphrey Robinson and Humphrey Moseley, 1647.
29. Robert Herrick. Hesperides. London: for John Williams and Francis Eglesfield, 1648.
30. Jeremy Taylor. The Rule and Exercise of Holy Living. London: R. Norton, 1650.
31. Izaak Walton. The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. London: for Rich. Marriot, 1653.
32. Samuel Butler. Hudibras. The First Part. London, 1663.
33. John Milton. Paradise Lost. London: Peter Parker, 1667.
34. John Bunyan. The Pilgrim's Progress. London: for Nath. Ponder, 1678.
35. John Dryden. Absalom and Achitophel. London: for J[acob] T[onson], 1681.
36. John Locke. An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. London: for Thomas Basset, 1690.
37. William Congreve. The Way of the World. London: for Jacob Tonson, 1700.
38. Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. Oxford, 1702–1704.
39. Sir Richard Steele. The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff. [The Tatler]. London, 1710–1711.
40. Sir Richard Steele and Joseph Addison. The Spectator. London: for Sam. Buckley, 1711-1712.
41. Daniel Defoe. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London: for W. Taylor, 1719.
42. Jonathan Swift. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. London: for Benj. Motte, 1726.
43. Alexander Pope. An Essay on Man. London: for J. Wilford, 1733-1734.
44. Joseph Butler. The Analogy of Religion. London, 1736.
45. Thomas Percy, Bishop of Dropmore. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. London, 1765.
46. William Collins. Odes on Several Descriptive and Allegoric Subjects. London, 1747.
47. Samuel Richardson. Clarissa. Or, the History of a Young Lady. London: for S. Richardson, 1748.
48. Henry Fielding. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. London: for A. Millar, 1749.
49. Thomas Gray. An Elegy Wrote in a Country Church Yard. London: for R. Dodsley, 1751.
50. Samuel Johnson. A Dictionary of the English Language. London: W. Strahan, 1755.
51. Benjamin Franklin. Poor Richard Improved: Being an Almanack...for...1758. Philadelphia, 1757.
52. Sir William Blackstone. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1765-1769.
53. Oliver Goldsmith. The Vicar of Wakefield. Salisbury: for F. Newbery, 1766.
54. Laurence Sterne. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. London: for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1768.
55. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. The Federalist: A Collection of Essays Written in Favour of the New Constitution. New York, 1788.
56. Tobias Smollett. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. London: for W. Johnston, 1771.
57. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776.
58. Edward Gibbon. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776-1788.
59. Richard Brinsley Sheridan. The School for Scandal. A Comedy. Dublin: for J. Ewling, 1780.
60. William Cowper. The Task. London, 1785.
61. Robert Burns. Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Kilmarnock: John Wilson, 1786.
62. Gilbert White. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. London: for B. White and Son, 1789.
63. Edmund Burke. Reflections on the Revolution in France. London, 1790.
64. Thomas Paine. Rights of Man. Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution. London, 1791.
65. James Boswell. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.. London: for Charles Dilly, 1791.
66. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Lyrical Ballads, With a Few Other Poems. Bristol: for T. N. Longman, 1798.
67. Washington Irving. A History of New York. New York, 1809.
68. George Gordon Byron, Sixth Baron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. London: for John Murray..., 1812.
69. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice. London: for T. Egerton, 1813.
70. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Christabel: Kubla Khan, Vision; The Pains of Sleep. London: William Bulmer, for John Murray, 1816.
71. Sir Walter Scott. Ivanhoe. London: for Archibald Constable and Co..., 1820.
72. John Keats. Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, And Other Poems. London: for Taylor and Hessey, 1820.
73. Percy Bysshe Shelley. Adonais. An Elegy On the Death Of John Keats. Pisa, 1821.
74. Charles Lamb. Elia. Essays Which Have Appeared Under That Signature In The London Magazine. London: for Taylor and Hessey, 1823.
75. Samuel Pepys. Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F.R.S. Comprising His Diary From 1659–1669. London, 1825.
76. James Fenimore Cooper. The Last of the Mohicans. Philadelphia, 1826.
77. Walter Savage Landor. Pericles and Aspasia. London: Saunders and Otley, 1836.
78. Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London: Chapman and Hall, 1836-1837.
79. Thomas Carlyle. Sartor Resartus. London: James Fraser, 1834
80. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Nature. Boston, 1836.
81. William Hickling Prescott. History of the Conquest of Peru. New York, 1847.
82. Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven and Other Poems. New York, 1845.
83. Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. Edited by Currer Bell. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1847.
84. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie. Boston, 1847.
85. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Sonnets. The title page states "Reading, 1847," but the book was actually produced in the 1880s.
86. James Russell Lowell. Meliboeus–Hipponax. The Biglow Papers. Cambridge, 1848.
87. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1847-1848.
88. Thomas Babington Macaulay, First Baron Macaulay. The History of England. London: for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849-1861. Five volumes.
89. Alfred Lord Tennyson. In Memoriam. London: Edward Moxon, 1850.
90. Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter. Boston, 1850.
91. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Boston, 1852.
92. John Ruskin. The Stones of Venice. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1851-1853.
93. Robert Browning. Men and Women. London: Chapman and Hall, 1855.
94. John Lothrop Motley. The Rise of the Dutch Republic. New York, 1856.
95. George Eliot. Adam Bede. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1859.
96. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species. London: John Murray, 1859.
97. Edward FitzGerald, translator. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1859.
98. John Henry Newman. Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Being A Reply to a Pamphlet Entitled "What, Then Does Dr. Newman Mean?" London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1864.
99. Mathew Arnold. Essays In Criticism. London: Macmillan and Co., 1865.
100. John Greenleaf Whittier. Snow–Bound. Boston, 1866.
One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature with Facsimiles of the Title-Pages. Introduction by George E. Woodberry. New York: The Grolier Club, 1902.