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Rare American History Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

America has a rich and vibrant history, so it is only appropriate that the Biblio Rare Book Room has a fantastic selection of rare American history books. From biographies of famous and influential American politicians to books on inspiring Civil War battles, there is something for everyone in the Biblio Rare Book Room. The rare American history books section not only includes books, but famous maps, proclamations, and other ephemera as well that will surely increase the value of your rare and antique book collection.

History of the Indian Tribes of North America. With biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs by McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall

A handsome set, with original wrappers, of this landmark of American publishing history, "one of the most costly and important ever published on the American Indians" (Field). In 1816 James Madison named Thomas McKenney superintendent of Indian trade, and...

From 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop


Travels in the Interior of North America by Maximilian, Prince of Wied; LLOYD, H. Evans (trans.)

London: Ackermann and Co, 1843. Hardcover. Very good. x, [2], 520 p. 32 cm. 52 small in-text illustrations, presumably after Karl Bodmer. Large fold-out map at rear with route marked in colour. List of Illustrations and Plates refers to plate volume. Bo...

From Attic Books


Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the Years 1819, and '20, by Order of The Hon. J. C. Calhoun, Sec'y of War: Under the Command of Major Stephen H. Long. From the Notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and Other Gentlemen of the Exploring Party. (in two volumes) by JAMES, Edwin

Philadelphia: H. C. Carey and I. Lea. Very Good+. 1823. Hardcover. A two-volume first edition of an account of the Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains by expedition botanist and geologist Edwin James. Compiled from the notes of Major Stephen H. Long,...

From Bluebird Books



Philadelphia And Boston: E. L. Carey and A. Hart. & Allen & Ticknor, 1834. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1834, first edition, first printing. Rare Original First Ed. A NARRATIVE...

From mclinhavenbooks


AMERICANA. Eight Cocktail Napkins, Hand Blocked, with Recipes and the Histories of Eight Famous Drinks by PROHIBTION COCKTAIL BOOK

NP. No Date. Circa 1925. FIRST, AND ONLY, EDITION. Oblong octavo. Illustrated with 8 hand blocked, hand coloured cocktail napkins mounted into the book among text pages. White printed boards with later plain burgundy cloth tape spine. Light soiling to b...

From Paul Foster Books


Algemeine Geschichte Der Länder Un Völker Von America. by Schröter, Johann Friedrich

Halle: Johann Justinus Gebauer, 1752, 1753. 1st. Hardcover. Very good. Compiled and translated by Johann Friedrich Schröter. The introduction by Baumgarten is first published here and contains footnotes that are a list of books published on the Am...

From James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A.)


Magnalia Christi Americana: Or, The Ecclesiastical History Of New-England, From Its First Planting In The Year 1620, Unto The Year Of Our Lord 1698 by Mather, Cotton

Folio, recently rebound in calf, consists of 7 books in one volume, folding map (linen-backed), [30], map, 38, [2], 75, 238, [2], 128-222, 100, 88, 118, [4] pp. As usual, lacking errata leaves, and first two blanks, left half of map made up in facsimile, ...

From Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints


Manual of Rifle Practice by Wingate, George W

George Wingate entered the Civil War as a private in the New York State Guard. He soon discovered that the militia had very poor shooting skills, and devoted himself to correcting that failing. By the end of the war he had been promoted to Captai...

From Jim Arner


Observations on the Means of Preserving the Health of Soldiers and Sailors; and on the Duties of the Medical Department of the Army and Navy; with Remarks on Hospitals and Their Internal Arrangement. by Cutbush, Edward

Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson , 1808. FIRST EDITION of the First American work on naval medicine. Edward Cutbush ( 1772-1843 ) received his official naval commission as officer in the United States Navy on June 24, 1799, and was the first surgeon listed i...

From Dale Steffey Books



1895. Folio. 743pp, illustrated with plates, portraits, index to the historical section, index of biographies, and an index of illustrations. The frontispiece, not issued with all copies, is not present here. Published in St. Louis by Woodward & Tiernan P...



Significant Archive of 94 Unique Items of HLS, HNS & TLS Communication Plus Ephemera; [Jesuit Relations] by Thwaites, Reuben Gold

Madison, WI: Burrows Brothers / Arthur H. Clark Co, 1902. Fine. This historical archive includes the following: [A] 8.5" x 11", 22 TLS consisting of 27 individual pages [B] 6"x 9". 25 HLS consisting of 47 written pages [C] Various s...

From Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts


Declaration of Independence Stereotyped Broadside Published By Prentiss Whitney and The Boston Bewick Company 1835 by Whitney, Prentiss; Thomas Jefferson (Author); Boston Bewick Company (Engraving)

Boston, MA: Prentiss Whitney / Boston Bewick Company, 1835. Broadside. Fine. 26 x 21 x 1.0. "Paper on cloth backing, hand-colored, covered with a thin ancient layer of protective lacquer or varnish. No folds or tears. Short wrinkles on the untaut pape...

From BookScene


New York City Deed Dated December 24, 1696. by Tinehoven, Luke and Sampson Benson

New York City Deed Dated December 24, 1696. A Manuscript document in English recording a transfer of ownership from Luke van Thinehoven, a surgeon, to Sampson Benson for a lot situated on Smith Street, owned by van Thinehoven and sold to Sampson Benson. I...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


Sportin’ House: a History of the New Orleans Sinners and the Birth of Jazz. by Longstreet, Stephen (pseudonym of Chauncey Weiner)

Longstreet, Stephen (pseudonym of Chauncey Weiner). Sportin' House: a History of the New Orleans Sinners and the Birth of Jazz. Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, Inc., [1965] Brick-red paper boards, with black lettering and publisher's colophon on the front ...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


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