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The Biblio Rare Book Room offers a large selection of rare and antique history books. From maps, illustrations, graphs, and various collectible ephemera, the rare history books section of the Rare Book Room offers something for everyone. Whether you are a passionate rare and antique book collector or a dedicated academic with interests in specific topics, you are sure to find a special rare history book in our Rare Book Room. The featured books below are written in many and diverse languages, and many of them are unique or first edition copies of highly sought after rare and antique history books.

THE FLORENTINE HISTORIE. Written in the Italian tongue, by Nicholo Macchiavelli, Citizen and Secretarie of Florence. And translated into English by T. B. [Thomas Bedingfield] Esquire. by MACHIAVELLI. NICCOLO

Printed by T. C. [Thomas Creede] for W. P. [William Ponsonby]. London. 1595. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Folio. (11.1 x 7.5 inches). x11,222pp. Lacking last, blank, leaf, all text complete. Decorated with woodcut engraved ornamental title page and engraved h...

From Paul Foster Books



London: Printed for Robert Clavel, 1698. Each work with with separate title page, but paginated continuously; pp. 276 (Pages 47 and 265 misnumbered 46 and 253 respectively); NOTE: the general title and license pages are not bound in, in this copy. The six...

From Loe Books


Histoire Generale de Languedoc Avec des Notes & les Pieces Justificatives by Vic & Vaisette

Paris: Jacques Vincent, 1730. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. 5 volumes in contemporary gilt calf, worn, dry, hinges and joints split, boards attached but precariously in a few cases. Scattered browning internally and occasional...

From Pazzo Books



Cream-colored boards titled in red and brown with paste-down color illustration. In extraordinary condition. One of 175 copies with contents on light card leaves mounted on stubs. Illustrated by Lucien Boucher, painter, poster designer and illustrator. Tw...

From Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books


HO CHI MINH. by Thomas, C. David

Wellesley, Mass / Viet Nam:: C. David Thomas,, 2001.. Edition of 100. 13.25 x 11.25 x 2.25"; 118 pages: 59 text pages, 59 image pages. Images printed from a Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 970Cse using archival ink. Letterpress printed in Monotype Bembo by ...

From Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC


The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly Call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain by De Herrera, Antonio

London. Jer. Batley at The Dove. 1725-1726. Bound in full period calfskin. Elaborate gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Red and green morocco labels.All edges marbled. 8v0. 5"x8". The First Edition in English - the F...

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB


Journal Historique du Siege de la Ville et de la Citadelle de Turin, l'Annee 1706, avec le Veritable Plan by Anon

Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, Librarie, 1708. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo, 4 x 6.5, 165 pages, bound together with "Les Avantures d'Apollonius de Tyr" by Mons. Le Br., 130 pages. Tightly bound. Full Leather binding is intact, but needs treatment (appropria...

From Digital Editions


Western Poultry History by George Biddle

First Edition - 1989, Authentic looking book from the Pacific Egg and Poultry Assoc, Rare printing, Very Good condition, No creases, only small mark from thumbing textblock, from private collection COLLECTIBLE BOOK [08F]...

From StuffCenter


The historie of the holy warre; by Thomas Fuller, B.D. prebendarie of Sarum, late of Sidney Colledge in Cambridge; [bound with] The Holy State [and the Profane State] by FULLER, Thomas (1608-1661)

Cambridge: printed by Roger Daniel, and are to be sold by John Williams at the signe of the Crown in Pauls Church-yard [through 1648], 1647. Full Calf. Fine. Small Folio: [16], 286, [28, chronological table and index]pp, with additional engraved title p...

From Fine Editions Ltd


Letters Written in a Mahratta Camp During the Year 1809, Descriptive of the Character, Manners, Domestic Habits, and Religious Ceremonies of the Mahrattas by Broughton, Thomas Duer Esq

London: John Murray, 1813. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. Full calf binding with blind palm leaf tooling, framed in gilt. Title on new green leather spine label. Blind scrollwork tooling on spine. Marbled edges. Marbled endpapers. [1...

From Minotavros Books


An historical collection, of the most memorable accidents, and tragicall massacres of France, under the raignes of Henry. 2. Francis. 2. Charles. 9. Henry. 3. Henry. 4. now living. Conteining all the troubles therein happened, during the said kings times, until this present yeare, 1598. by SERRES, Jean de, [or Simon Goulart] and MATTHIEU, Pierre

London: Thomas Creede, 1598. First English language edition. Hardcover. Small folio. Lacking preliminary blank leaf, thus pp. [10], 310, 292, [4]. Page numbering is erratic. Leaf Ee3 is mis-signed as F3, but all leaves are present and in order. The title...

From Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books


Idea de una Nueva Historia General de la America Septentrional. Fundada sobre material copioso de figuras, Symbols, Caracteres, Geroglifcos, Cantares, y Manuscritos de Autores Indios, ultimamente descubiertos by Boturini Benaducci, Lorenzo (1702-1753)

[xxxvi]+167+[viii]+96 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in full leather with decorative gilt and lettering to spine. From the library of George M Foster. First edition.Lorenzo Boturini Benaducci, born in Italy of noble parentage, studied in Milan and ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


BOOM! by [Cabbagehead Press] John Risseeuw

Tempe, Arizona:: Cabbagehead Press,, 2011.. Edition of 30. 7.5 x 9.25" closed; 7.5 x 140" extended. Accordion book with leatherbound covers. Letterpress and relief on shaped, variable paper handmade from the clothing of landmine victims, minefi...

From Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC


Letters and Memorials of State in the Reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, Part of the Reign of King Charles the Second and Oliver's Usurpation. Written and Collected By Sir Henry Sydney Knight of the Garter, Etc by SYDNEY, Sir Henry

London: Arthur Collins Esq 1746. Folio. 2 volumes. pp, [frontis] [xi] xii 400 [i] xii 733., Contemporary gilt bordered full leather, with 6 gilt decorated compartments on spine, raised bands and red morocco title labels. Steel engraved frontis depicts Sir...

From Foster Books


A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. The New World.; The Age of Revolution.; The Great Democracies.; The Birth of Britain by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

McClelland & Stewart. Ltd. Toronto, Canada. 1956-58. LIMITED EDITION SET. Four volumes. First Canadian Editions. 8vo. --- Each volume one of 350 presentation copies signed by the Publisher, John McClelland, on a bound in sheet at the start of each v...

From Paul Foster Books


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