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History buffs will surely enjoy the rare Americana books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. From one of a kind maps and documents to large books on American history, there are plenty of fascinating and special antique and rare Americana books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the rare and antique books featured below come complete with fantastic illustrations and gorgeous bindings, and any of these books would surely add value to your rare and antique book collection.

A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto by POPPLE, Henry (d.1743)

London: Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms, 1735. Folio. (20 1/2 x 15 inches). Engraved map by William Henry Toms, with very fine full contemporary hand-colouring (with twenty-two integral inset views and plans) on 15 double-page and 5 single-page sheets, wit...

From Donald Heald Rare Books


A New American Atlas containing Maps of the Several States of the North American Union, projected and drawn on a uniform scale from documents found in public offices of the United States and State Governments, and other original and authentic information by Henry S. Tanner by TANNER, H.[enry] S.[chenck] (1786-1858)

Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, 1825. Folio. (23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches). Letterpress half-title, 1p. index and 18pp. text. Engraved title with vignette of the "First Landing of Columbus in the New World, 21 fine hand-coloured engraved map sheets (16 maps on 16 ...

From Donald Heald Rare Books


[Hariot's Virginia] Admiranda narratio fida tamen, de commodis et incolarum ritibus Virginiae ... Anglico scripta sermone, a Thoma Hariot by HARIOT, Thomas, [and John WHITE]. - Theodor DE BRY and Johann Theodor DE BRY

Frankfurt: Typis Johannis Wecheli, Sumtibus vero Johannis-Theodori de Bry, 1608. Folio. (13 1/4 x 9 inches). Collation: a4, b6, c4, d6, *2, A6, B-C8, D6, E8, F5. Title page to text with two pasted on paper panels bearing the title and publishing details ...

From Donald Heald Rare Books


Colección de los autos de notificación como visitador general de Nueva Vizcaya en Sonora y Sinaloa. by ISTURIZ, Gabriel de

México (Varios lugares), 1685. 317x219mm. (12½x8½").. [Manuscrito]. México, varios lugares de la frontera norte, 1685-1686. En folio (317 x 219)mm. (1), 23 folios, 1 bl. En total 97 Autos redactados, algunos con tinta azul, en papel timbrado. Firmas ...

From Librería José Porrúa Turanzas


Descriptive Book of Thieves by City of Cleveland Police Department

Approximately 3200 booking records (approximately 20 of which have been contemporaneously blotted-out) numbered 37888 to 41109 accompanied by individual 2 x 3 inches photographs and description of the person and their alleged crime. Full brown cloth. Fro...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


Signed; partially printed, partially manuscript Document of Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. by Benjamin Franklin

April 5, 1787. Framed land grant to Lt. John Armstrong on vellum with affixed State of Pennsylvania seal: "The Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To all to whom these presents shall come GREETING: KNOW YE, That in considerat...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation between The Said States; the Treaties between his most Christian Majesty and the United States of America. by Continental Congress

Book Details: manuscript signature, "John Whiting" cursive script, in period ink on title page format: book is numbered 1-226. page 208 misprinted as "108". two blank front and back end papers. dimensions: 6 7/8" x 4 3/8" x 3/4" approx. condition: as fou...

From Original Antique Maps


History of the Indian Tribes of North America by MCKENNEY, Thomas Loraine (1785-1859) and James HALL (1793-1868)

Philadelphia: T.K. & P.G. Collins for D. Rice & A. N. Hart, 1855. 3 volumes, 8vo. (10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches). 120 hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen, most after Charles Bird King. (Repaired tear to blank margin of contents leaf of vol.III, occas...

From Donald Heald Rare Books


History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed During the Years 1804-5-6 by Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809) and Clark, William (1770-1838)

Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1814. First Edition. Full-Leather. Two volumes, octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"); xxviii[470]; ix[1]522 pages. Original publisher's tree sheep, red leather lettering pieces on spines. With the large engraved FOLDING MAP from a...

From Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.


The Instinct Never Dies (with Bateman signed letter) by Bateman, Ed W

First edition. Quarto, full limp cowhide. One of the finest and rarest of Texas imprints, and one that has been referred to as the 'black tulip' of western fine printing. Of legendary rarity and highlighted in Al Lowman's The Printing Arts in Texas, this ...

From Boojum and Snark Books



N/A: Private, 1880. Book. Good. Hardcover. Private Copy. 5 ½ x 8 ½. TITLE: UNIQUE ALBUM OF LIZZIE HART from NEW ORLEANS mid 1880s AUTHOR: LIZZIE HART (owner of book) PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: This is a private album and has never b...

From FairView Books


Commentaries on the Laws of England. Re-Printed From the British Copy by Blackstone, Sir William; Bell, Robert

1771. 4 Vols. America [Philadelphia] 1771-1772. Eller 80. 4 Vols. America [Philadelphia] 1771-1772. Eller 80. The First American Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries in a Superb Period-Style Binding [C] Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries o...

From The Lawbook Exchange Ltd


TRYAL OF WITCHES AT THE ASSIZES, held at Bury St. Edmonds for the county of Suffolk; on the tenth day of March, 1664. Before Sir Matthew Hale Kt. then Lord Chief Baron of His Majesties Court of Exchequer. Taken by a person then attending the court. by BROWNE, Sir Thomas? Sir Matthew Hale.:

London, printed for William Shrewsbery at the Bible in Duck-Lane, 1682.. FIRST EDITION 1662. Slim 8vo, approximately 180 x 105 mm, 7 x 4 inches, pages: [4], 1-60, last page blank, rebound in 1977 by Bernard Middleton (according to a pencil note to last p...

From Roger Middleton


New Voyages To North-America. Containing An Account of the several Nations of that vast Continent...A Geographical Description of Canada, and a Natural History of the Country by LAHONTAN, [Louis Armand de Lom d’Arce], Baron de [1666-1716]

London: Printed for H.Bonwicke, T.Goodwin, M.Wotton, B.Tooke, and S.Manship, 1703. First Edition of the English Translation. Lahontan was only sixteen years of age when he first arrived in New France in 1683, as an officer in the colonial regular troops....

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)


American conchology or descriptions of the shells of North America illustrated by coloured figures from original drawings executed from nature. by Say, T

New Harmony, Indiana. Privately published (printed at The School Press, and The M Press), 1830-1837. 8vo (23.2 x 15.0 cm). Seven parts in one. 68 engraved and delicately hand-coloured plates (several augmented with gum arabic). 20th-century full morocco. ...

From Antiquariaat Schierenberg


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