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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

$125,000.00


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' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

$40,000.00


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


Life of David Crockett (Autobiography written by himself) by David (davy) Crockett

USA: 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 OF THE LIFE OF DAVI...

From mclinhavenbooks

$8,725.00


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 and the second quarto book edition overall. Dime stain...

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

$8,000.00


A NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF DAVID CROCKETT by David "Davy" Crockett

Philadelphia And Boston: E. L. Carey and A. Hart. & Allen & Ticknor, 1834. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Slipcase. 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1834, first edition, first printing. Rare Original First Ed. A NARRATIVE ...

From mclinhavenbooks

$7,725.00


The Gallery of Illustrious Americans. Containing the Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Twenty-Four of the Most Eminent Citizens of the Republic, Since the Death of Washington by Lester C. Edwards (editor), Matthew B. Brady (photographer) Francis d'Avignon (lithographer)

26, [i] leaves. 12 sur blanc lithographs. Midnight blue cloth boards with gilt title and elaborate decoration to detached front cover. Losses to spine, particularly at head and tail. Losses to fore edges and corners. All edges heavily gilt. Scattered f...

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

$7,000.00


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 bi...

From Paul Foster Books

£5,000.00


Course of the River Mississippi from the Balise to Fort Chatres taken on an Expedition to the Illinois in the latter end of the year, 1765. by Lieut. John Ross

Hand colored in outline. The most detailed map of the Mississippi published in the 18th century. Prime meridian: New Orleans and Ferro. Shows historic points of interest, indigenous villages, evidence of German settlements, quarries, mines, boundaries,...

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

$6,550.00


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

$6,400.00


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 Am...

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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