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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.

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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Memorial Edition; Containing his Autobiography, Notes on...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Memorial Edition; Containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, etc

by Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

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20 volumes. Volume 1: xxiv+492 pages with plates, tables and two foldout facsimiles of Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence. Volume 2: xlxii+450 with plates and tables. Volume 3: xx+494 pages with plates, tables and three foldout facsimiles of Jefferson's inaugural address. Volume 4: xxvi+458 pages with plates and foldout facsimiles signatures of the signers of Declaration of Independence. Volume 5: xxviiii+472 with plates. Volume 6: xxxiii+460 pages with plates. Volume 7: xxiv+486 pages with photoengraving foldout of Richard Henry Lee's Resolution of June 7th, 1776 and plates. Volume 8: xxviii+446 pages with plates. Volume 9: xxv+446 pages with plates. Volume 10: xxvi+448 pages with plates. Volume 11: xxv+448 with plates and two foldout facsimiles of Jefferson's letter to Harry Innes, January 23, 1800. Volume 12: lvi+441 pages with plates (one folding). Volume 13: lxviii+441 pages with plates. Volume 14: xxiv493 pages with plates. Volume 15: xxi+494 pages with plates and 3-page… Read More
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The Annals of America

The Annals of America

by Adler, Mortimer J.; Van Doren, Charles, et al, Editors

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Chicago: The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1976. This handsome, complete 20-volume set is in Fine condition. Most volumes appear to be unread. It also includes an oversized Near-Fine paperback, Introduction. This Introduction volume also contains the Contents of all 20 volumes and an Index of Authors and Sources. The Encyclopedia Britannica published this edition in 1976, just in time for America's Bicentennial celebration. Each book is bound in blue leatherette with "The Annals of America" blindstamped on the front panel, with gilt titles and borders on the spine (click on photo). The Introduction makes clear that this set is composed of a documentary rather than a narrative history. (If you're aware of the current textbook controversy, you will know that today's history books are often written by those with a strong political bias. However, these annals supply independent readers with the actual first-hand narratives themselves, thus allowing readers to come to their own… Read More
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An Account of the European Settlements in America. Second Edition. (1758)(2 Volumes)
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An Account of the European Settlements in America. Second Edition. (1758)(2 Volumes)

by Edmund Burke; Emanuel Bowen (mapmaker)

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Used - Very Good
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Second
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A married set in very good condition. Second edition, 1758, London. Original full leather boards. Volume 1 has a new spine (sometime in last 50 years) by Edward F. Gruver, Washington, DC. V.1 has bookplate and pencil notations of prior owner and booksellers, no other markings. The first four leaves after the map are loose at the bottom and remain attached at the top. Volume 2 has the original binding, no interior markings of any kind. Paginates: Volume 1: new blank, old blank, map, 4 leaves, 324, 5 leaves, old blank, new blank; Volume 2: blank, map, 6 leaves, 308, 1 blank (all original). See Howes B968; Hill 218/219; Field 206. Please see images of the books you will receive. Notes: The beautiful laid paper of 18th century London is gorgeous; supple, readable, amazing. Check out the map of North America from 1747 by Emanuel Bowen - upper midwest labeled New France; Louisiana extends west to New Mexico. More images are available. Feel free to inquire. [Amerind]
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A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Four Volumes. (1909-1920)
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A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Four Volumes. (1909-1920)

by Phillip Lee Phillips; Library of Congress

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First edition, four volumes, 1909-1920, Washington. Overall very good condition in original bindings. Notable for the complete absence of library or ownership markings. The only marking I can find is an old pencil note on the front blank of volume 3. Includes bound in errata slips and a promotional leaf for the series laid in. The boards have some dings to the corners. Volume 3 has the most condition issues: shows the most outer wear with some stains on the edges and wear on spine and boards (see scans). Bindings are all sound, which I expect can be an issue with this heavy set. A quite decent usable set. Please see scans of the books you will receive.
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Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical Illustrative of the Principles of a...
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Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical Illustrative of the Principles of a Portion of Her Early Settlers

by Rev. William Henry Foote

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Used - Very Good
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Bloomington, Indiana
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New York: Robert Carter , 1846. Handsomely bound in quarter red leather over maroon cloth boards, gilt title and 4 raised bands at spine, small label front paste down "S.C. Toof & Co., Printers, Lithographers, Binders, Memphis". Prior owner name front end page, a 2nd prior owner name 3rd end page, that of J.O. Stedman. James Owen Stedman ( 1811-1882) was a noted Presbyterian minister in Memphis. Very Good, light rubbing to leather at tips, creases top corner front end pages, moderate foxing throughout. A quite handsome copy of this early history of the Presbyterian Church in North Carolina. . First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Searching Wind
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The Searching Wind

by Hellman, Lillian

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Used - Good
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First Printing Thus.
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Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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Hellman, Lillian: The Searching Wind. PLAY The Viking Press, 1st Ed., First printing Thus, June, 1944. DRAMA. Used. Good/Good unclipped DJ $2.00 price. Protected in a mylar wrap.
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Descriptive Book of Thieves
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Descriptive Book of Thieves

by City of Cleveland Police Department

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Used - Very Good
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Hardcover
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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. Front board separated at hinge (see image). Marbled endpapers. Index of names in alphabetical order. Lacking page 289/290. Heavy shelf wear given the size, weight and regular usage; moisture mark to lower edge. [52], 358 pp. 16.5 x 19.65 in.; 24 pounds (10.8 Kilo)
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to the Present Time
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to the Present Time: Revised Edition

by John S C Abbott and Russell H Conwell

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revised edition, sold only by distributing agents
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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666 pages The Book contains a Narrative of the Most Interesting Events in the Career of each President; Thus Constituting a Graphic History of the United States. A Chapter was added showing the Hundred Years' Progress of the Republic. Contains steel cut illustrations of the presidents as well as wood engravings of the interesting scenes in their lives, together with illustrations of the centennial jubilee. Revised Edition. Published after the death of Abbott in 1877 with a small note at end of page 4 by Russell Conwell. The volume is bound in yellow cloth covers with stamped gilt and black letter/ornamentation on the spine and front cover. The frontispiece depicts George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and Andrew Johnson. It has small water stain in left corner.
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Set of 22 NASA Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 Moon Flight Photographs, 11" x 14"
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Set of 22 NASA Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 Moon Flight Photographs, 11" x 14"

by NASA; Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.

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Used - Near Fine
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Waltham, UK: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1969. A collection of 22 Apollo 11 and 12 photographs, 20 color and 2 black and white. 2o of the photographs, Near Fine to Fine, 2 are Very Good with moderate toning. With one of the 2 original mailing envelopes. An UNCOMMONLY large collection of these iconic NASA photographs, suitable for framing. . First Thus. Photograph. Near Fine. 11" x 14".
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Riders of the Purple Sage
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Riders of the Purple Sage

by Zane Grey

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Used - Fair
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First edition
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Hardcover
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GAHANNA, Ohio
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Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York, New York, U.S.A., published by arrangement with Harper & Brothers 1912. First Edition. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Douglas Duer, illustrator. 335 pp. plus 4 pages of advertisements at back. Text is clean and unmarked but tanned, typical of the paper used in 1912. Light foxing on front free endpapers and title page. Previous owner's attribution stamped on front pastedown. A Western novel about a Mormon woman defending her ranch and the period conflicts between Mormons and Gentiles near the the southern Utah border as written by a classic American writer.
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Heroes of the Plains or Lives and Wonderful Adventures, etc. (1883)
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Heroes of the Plains or Lives and Wonderful Adventures, etc. (1883)

by J. W. Buel

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1883 edition. Original full leather. Condition is Good: Front board professionally reattached, back board hinge reinforced. Spine leather shows loss and old repairs distant past. Text block is sound, boards stablized. Interior is very good: No interior writing, folds, smudges or other evidence of use. There is rare foxing. Rough on the outside excellent on the inside. Full leather binding is uncommon. Paginates: blank, frontis, title, (9)-548, blank. 16 color plates including the frontis. Complete as issued. See Howes B927; Rader 532; Adams Six-Guns 314; Graff 467. Feel free to inquire. Please see images of the book you will receive. Notes: book is packed with illustrations which is best feature. Adams notes there is more myth than history here (which you can pretty much tell from the pictures). True first is 1881.
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The Reagan County Story: A History of Reagan County, Texas
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The Reagan County Story: A History of Reagan County, Texas

by J. L. Werst, Jr., Editor

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Frederick, Maryland
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Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good. 9x6x1. Massive, detailed history of Reagan County, Texas. Histories of businesses, churches, schools, hundreds of family histories and much more. Densely illustrated with historical photos. Scarce. 276 pp. 10 3/4" x 8 1/2". Tight, unmarked copy with minimal shelf wear. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.
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The Witness Collection
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The Witness Collection

by Chambers, Whittaker [Alger Hiss, Scott Nearing, Richard Nixon et al.]

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Hardcover
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Chicago, Illinois
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Rare books, documents, correspondence, and ephemera, 1964. Chambers, Whittaker: Witness: New York: Random House, 1952. First edition, first printing. Octavo. Original black boards and red top-stain and original dust jacket (not price-clipped). Faint toning to endpapers and spotting and dusting to page block; minor rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket, else near-fine. A bright and exceptional first printing of this notoriously brittle classic. Chambers, Whittaker: Cold Friday: New York: Random House, 1964. First edition, first printing. Octavo. Original blue cloth with gold titling to spine and green top-stain and original dust jacket (not price-clipped). Small abrasion to front free endpaper and minor rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket with small closed tear to top hinge, else near-fine, which is uncommon for this increasingly hard to find book. Chambers, Whittaker: Can You Hear Their Voices? A Short Story: New York: International Pamphlets, 1932. First edition. Stapled pamphlet. 5 x 7 inches, 31… Read More
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CONTAINS DARWIN & LINCOLN--BORN SAME DAY. Atlantic Monthly Volume VI, 1860
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CONTAINS DARWIN & LINCOLN--BORN SAME DAY. Atlantic Monthly Volume VI, 1860

by Darwin, Charles and Gray, Asa

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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. First edition. 1860 THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY JULY-DECEMBER 1860--CONTAINS 3 REVIEWS OF DARWIN'S ORIGIN OF SPECIES AND AN EDITORIAL PROMOTING LINCOLN'S CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT (BOTH MEN WERE BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1809). 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover, 3/4 black leather binding, spine with raised bands, gilt ruled compartments, and gilt title and initials of previous owner (Fr. A. Bryan). Edges marbled, marbled endpapers with armorial bookplate of Fr. A. Bryan to front paste-down, iv, 764 pp; joints starting, binding tight, light foxing to endpapers, pages crisp and unmarked, very good. Darwin first wrote to Asa Gray in 1855. A correspondence and intellectual comradeship quickly developed to the point where in July 1857 Darwin informed Gray of his as yet unpublished theory of natural selection, thereby making Gray the third person (after Joseph Hooker and Charles Lyell) to know his secret. Part of this letter to Gray was later included in the presentation to the Linnean Society in… Read More
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Fourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian...

Fourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1892-93: Part 2

by J. W. Powell

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Washington Government Printing Office, 1896. Part 2 ONLY (of original two volume set). Good+. Text block is age-toned but clean and complete with all plates. Olive cloth publisher's binding shows shelf and handling wear with abrasion to the embossing as well as edge, corner, and spine wear. All corners bumped and worn. Covers are dented and scratched. Overall, a clean, solid copy with wear to the cover. Photo is of the copy we have here at Barbed Wire Books.
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