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America has a vibrant history, and the Biblio Rare Book Room has a fantastic selection of rare American history books. From biographies of influential American politicians to books on Civil War battles, there are books representing every era. The rare American history books section not only includes books, but famous maps, proclamations, and other ephemera curated by our professional booksellers.



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

$125,000.00


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

€45,000.00


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' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

$33,000.00


Signed; partially printed, partially manuscript land grant. 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' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

$26,000.00


Grapes and Grape Vines of California (3 Plates) by Bosqui, Edward

Own a piece of history...three of the original chromolithograph prints from "Grapes and Grape Vines of California" by Edward Bosqui, the Johannesburg Riesling (the most desirable of all), The Zinfandel, and the Sultana. There might have been a total of 2…

From Cabin of Curiosities

$15,500.00


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

$15,000.00


[MASSIVE ARCHIVE OF THOUSANDS OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES, ALONG WITH NUMEROUS AUDIO RECORDINGS, COMPILED BY JACOB HARRIS, AN AMERICAN WHO SERVED AS A SENIOR POLICE ADVISOR IN VIETNAM AND THAILAND DURING THE VIETNAM WAR]. by HARRIS, JACOB

Vietnam, Thailand, and elsewhere in Asia as well as the United States, Europe, and the Middle East ca. 1964-1974: Compiled by Jacob Harris, an American who served as a Senior Police Advisor in Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam War, 1964 - 1974, 1964…

From BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

$15,000.00


BATTLES OF GETTYSBURG by Ditterline, Theodore

1863 First state Ditterline, Theodore. SKETCH OF THE BATTLES OF GETTYSBURG, JULY 1ST, 2D, AND 3D, 1863: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE MOVEMENTS OF THE RESPECTIVE ARMIES FOR SOME DAYS PREVIOUS THERETO. COMPILED FROM THE PERSONAL OBSERVATION OF EYE-WITNESSES OF TH…

From E. C. Rare Books

$9,500.00


Dreams From My Father by Obama, Barack

New York: Times Books, 1995. Ex-Library. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1995 Times Books TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION with typical Random House # line to "2." With a **SIGNED** card by PRESIDENT OBAMA ( and a 100% guaran…

From Bren-Books.com

$7,500.00


INVASION OF PENNSYLVANIA BY THE CONFEDERATES (MANUSCRIPT TITLE) by ANONYMOUS

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania: Privately written, 1863., 1863. First edition. A fascinating eyewitness account written by an unnamed resident of the town of Waynesboro, Pa., concerning Confederate troop activity in Pennsylvania near the Maryland border in the…

From BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

$6,500.00


PROCEEDINGS OF A COURT OF INQUIRY IN THE CASE OF MAJOR MARCUS A. RENO CONCERNING HIS CONDUCT AT THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN RIVER, JUNE 25-26, 1876. by GRAHAM, COLONEL WILLIAM A. [TRANSCRIBER]

N.P.: 1933, 1933. First edition. One of four copies authorized by W. A. Graham, Colonel J. A. G. D. Chief, Military Affairs Section in 1933. Tall, thick quarto. Red buckram, gold stamping on spine, 676 pp. "On June 25-26, 1876, five companies of the…

From BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

$6,500.00


Quadrupeds of North America 1860 edition. by John James Audubon & John Bachman

Publisher's deluxe binding in full blind-stamped morocco, blind stamped inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges heavily gilt. 155 hand-colored lithographic plates. The first Lockwood edition. Dime stain to fore edge of vol. III, pp. 306-316. A h…

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

$6,500.00


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 Americ…

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

$6,120.00


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

$6,000.00


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