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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


Brevis Narratio eorum quae in florida Americae provi[n]cia Gallis acciderunt ... quae est seconda pars Americae by LE MOYNE, Jacques (c.1533-1588). - Theodor DE BRY

Frankfurt: Theodor De Bry, 1591. Folio. (13 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches). Engraved title, engraved section title, folding engraved map "Florida Americae Provinciae ... descriptio", 42 plates after Le Moyne with letterpress titling above and text beneath, 2 engrav...

From Donald Heald Rare Books


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


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 FOLD...

From Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.


The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Thoreau, Henry David

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1906. First edition thus, the "Manuscript Edition," This is no. 86 of 600 numbered sets, "signed" by the publisher and with a leaf of autograph manuscript by Thoreau bound in. 8vo. 20 volumes. Illustrated...

From Bartlebys 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


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)


Celebration of the one hundreth anniversary of the founding of Brown University, September 6th, 1864. by Brown University

Providence: Sidney S. Rider & Bro., 1865. 4to (26.5 cm; 10.25"). [4] ff., 178 pp., [1] f. An extra-illustrated copy. Noted 19th-century book collector, devoted Baptist, and political and civic activist Horatio Gates Jones, Jr., an honored partici...

From Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)


REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Railroad Survey by Davis, Jefferson; Secretary of War & Humphreys, A. A

Washington; 1855-1861: Government Printing Office. First Edition. Hard Cover. Quarto, 12 volumes in 13, uniform bindings of contemporary 3/4 brown leather over marbled boards; marbled end papers and marbled edges. A COMPLETE COPY, having all the maps, ch...

From Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.


History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington. by Thomas McKenney, James Hall, Charles Bird King

Scarce 1865 edition (the last lithographed by Bowen). Publisher's blind stamped rebacked Turkey morocco; five raised bands; titles in gilt to spine, all edges heavily gilt. One hundred-twenty hand colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen after Charl...

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


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