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Americana

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.



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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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good to fine
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
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$2,250.00

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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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$2,250.00
Lo-To-Kah
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Lo-To-Kah

by Verner Z. Reed

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - 229 pp. 7-1/4
Edition
NAP
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
Item Price
$199.00

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Continental Publishing Company: New York and London, 1897. NAP. Hardcover. 229 pp. 7-1/4" x 4-3/4". Brown boards with darker brown grain imprint. Picture of Native American and title on cover have NOT faded. Gilt title and author on spine also NOT faded. Spine is bumped at top and bottom. Four 1/4" spots on back board. Slight fraying at top of front board and 1/2" and 1/4" spot on bottom edge of front board. 3 very fine scratches on front board. Top edge gilt. Fore edge rough cut. Beginning cracking at front board. First few pages are loose but still attached. Publishers "compliments of" label on seconf flyleaf. Foxing on back of front and back boar. Also foxing on flim sheet. Closed 1/2" tear on page 17. All 11 B&W plates present. . Charles Craig and L. Maynard Dixon. Six Ute Indian tales
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$199.00
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
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History of the Indian Tribes of North America

by MCKENNEY, Thomas Loraine (1785-1859) and James HALL (1793-1868)

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Condition
Used
Seller
New York, New York
Item Price
$22,500.00

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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, occasional light spotting and soiling). Publisher's brown blind-stamped morocco, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two, the others with repeat decoration in blind. Provenance: Geo. S. Mcphaill (signature in vol.I) The third octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work, after the first octavo edition of 1848-50, reduced from the folio format produced in 1836-44. The plates for the first four octavo editions were all produced by the same lithographer, J.T. Bowen, and the same high quality of printing and colouring of the plates is found throughout. McKenney and Hall's Indian Tribes of North America has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portrait plates are based on paintings by… Read More
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$22,500.00
Report of the Committee of Claims,on the Petition of Alexander Fowler

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Philadelphia, 1796. First edition. 5pp. 8vo. Single large sheet printed and folded with top edges remaining uncut. Light staining. Fowler has petitioned for his 1763 claim from King George for 10,000 acres in the territory north west of the Ohio to come to fruition. Fowler had supposedly been a military officer and was given a right in any of the then British provinces, on the continent of North America. The committee seems to be hemming & hawing and they state that Fowler has not seemingly tried to obtain lands, nor is there proof that he was indeed a reduced officer. Seems the Committee is placing Fowler in a paperwork catch-22 as he probably could not obtain land without their say so. Evans 31399 Rare.
Item Price
$225.00
ELBERT HUBBARD'S SCRAP BOOK
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ELBERT HUBBARD'S SCRAP BOOK

by Hubbard , Elbert

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Buffalo, New York
Item Price
$750.00

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New York: Wise, 1923. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st. Edition 1923 copyright page( upside down ). Stiff cloth card stock boards with ribbon binding tie, 228 page book with index . Illustrated with red Cap letters . This copy has the error copyright page that was printed up-side down from the first title page, later printing where corrected . A scarce error print copy of this most poplar book by the Roycrofters of East Aurora, NY. Condition : Very Good , with edge ware ( see images ) Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall.
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$750.00
American Homestead Summer
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American Homestead Summer

by Currier & Ives

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Condition
Used
Seller
San Diego, California
Item Price
$2,100.00

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12" x 9" lithograph, frame-ready.
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$2,100.00
A Home in the Wilderness
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A Home in the Wilderness

by Currier & Ives

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Condition
Used
Seller
San Diego, California
Item Price
$2,100.00

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12" x 9" lithograph, frame-ready.
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$2,100.00
The Roadside Mill
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The Roadside Mill

by Currier & Ives

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Condition
Used
Seller
San Diego, California
Item Price
$2,100.00

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12" x 9" lithograph, frame-ready.{{{NOTE FROM SELLER: ERROR IN LISTING: BIBLIO IS RE-SETTING: THE ASKING PRICE IS $2,100}}}
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$2,100.00
American Homestead Autumn
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American Homestead Autumn

by Currier & Ives

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Condition
Used
Seller
San Diego, California
Item Price
$2,100.00

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12" x 9" lithograph, frame-ready.
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$2,100.00
Elvis Christmas Album
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Elvis Christmas Album: Rare Elvis Presley LP with Bound-In Book

by Elvis Presley

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  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good +
Edition
First printing
Seller
Harlow, Essex
Item Price
$308.28

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Canada: RCA Victor, 1957. First printing. Record. Very Good +/very good +. Elvis' Christmas Album RCA Victor LOC-1035 Canadian first pressing 1957 is for sale. This rare and very desirable Elvis LP has a stunning 10-page bound-in book that has large colour photographs of a young Elvis Presley. This is the Canadian first pressing issued in 1957, the same year as Jailhouse Rock.The front of the sleeve has a great image of wrapped Christmas presents and baubles with a small head and shoulders photograph of Elvis taken from Jailhouse Rock. The back of the sleeve has a large head and shoulders photograph of Elvis in a red jacket. As you open the stunning gatefold sleeve you are greeted with a great double page illustration of Christmas presents and a Christmas tree and “Merry Christmas Elvis” and to the bottom: “By Radio Corporation of America, 1957”. To the back of the gatefold sleeve is an Elvis Presley catalogue of LPs and singles. The gatefold sleeve is in Very Good condition with clear tape… Read More
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$308.28
Strange Fruit
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Strange Fruit

by Smith, Lillian

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Stated Sixth Printing Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$200.00

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Smith, Lillian: Strange Fruit. Reynal & Hitchcock, 1944 1st. Ed, Stated 6th Printing Thus. About this book: Strange Fruit is a 1944 bestselling novel debut by American author Lillian Smith that dealt with the then-forbidden and controversial theme of interracial romance. The title was originally "Jordan is so Chilly", with Smith later changing the title to Strange Fruit. In her autobiography, singer Billie Holliday wrote that Smith chose to name the book after her song "Strange Fruit" , which was about the lynching and racism against African Americans although Smith maintained that the book's title referred to the "damaged, twisted people (both black and white) who are the products or results of our racist culture." After the book's release, the book was banned in Boston and Detroit for "lewdness" and crude language. Strange Fruit was also banned from being mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, With the ban against the book being lifted by President Roosevelt after his wife Eleanor Roosevelt… Read More
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$200.00
Are You My Mother?
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Are You My Mother?

by Eastman, P.D.

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$144.95

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P.D. Eastman: Are You My Mother? Beginner Books Copyright 1960, Random House First Edition. States States B-18 on the book spine and dj spine. Little Black, A Pony is latest title listed. Used. VG-/VG- Original First state unclipped blue dust jacket with 100 word vocabulary emblem and front flap price of 195/195. Gift inscribed. A nice find.
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$144.95
Descriptive Book of Thieves
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Descriptive Book of Thieves

by City of Cleveland Police Department

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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$33,000.00

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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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$33,000.00
Nancy's Mysterious Letter
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Nancy's Mysterious Letter

by Keene, Carolyn

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Reprint Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$200.00

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Nancy's Mysterious Letter: Keene, Carolyn. Copyright 1932, Grosset & Dunlap. RARE Nancy Drew #8, 1939 issue thus. Includes original "HEADLINE BOOKS FOR GIRLS" DUST JACKET. RUSSELL H. TANDY COVER ART. Since the dj Back panel authors are: Faith Baldwin through Ann Spence Warner and titles listed were published in 1931, this may be a first state unclipped dust jacket. Price on front flap is 5050. USED. Good Condition/ Good Condition DJ. Summary: "By mistake Nancy Drew receives a letter from England intended for an heiress, also named Nancy Drew. When Nancy undertakes a search for the missing young woman, it becomes obvious that a ruthless, dangerous man is determined to prevent her from finding the heiress or himself."
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$200.00
Biblia, das ist die ganze gottliche heilige Schrift, alten and neuen Testaments nach der...
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"Biblia, das ist die ganze gottliche heilige Schrift, alten and neuen Testaments nach der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers."
A well-preserved German gun-wad Bible printed by the famous Christopher Saur in Germantown. Complete Bible text with both title pages, boasting wide margins, a strong textual impression, with very few notable flaws. This 1776 third edition consisted of 3,000 copies, many of which were destroyed as sheets were purportedly used for cartridge paper.
Text in two column black letter. Parallel references and short summaries at the head of each chapter. Ruled headers and column dividers. Wide margins throughout. Collation: A-Z^4, Aa-Zz^4, Aaa-Zzz^4, Aaaa-Zzzz^4, Aaaaa-Zzzzz^4, Aaaaaa-Iiiiii^4 (Old Testament), A-Z^4, Aa-Mm^4 (New Testament). Complete.
Title, 1f.; verso blank; Vorrede 1p.; Verzeichnisz aller Bucher 1p.; Text pp. 1-805; Apocrypha, p. 806-992; New Testament Title 1p.; Text pp. 3-277; Register 3pp.
3 and 4 Ezra as well as 3 Maccabees in smaller type… Read More
Item Price
$4,600.00