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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.

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HISTORY OF THE PRESS OF MAINE (1872)
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HISTORY OF THE PRESS OF MAINE (1872)

by Griffin, Joseph editor

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Used - Very Good with no dust jacket
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First Edition
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Brunswick: Press of J. Griffin. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1872. First Edition. Hardcover. Original binding, clean brown cloth with gilt lettering. Text tight, clean & intact. Light wear to spine ends. No foxing. Pictorial frontispiece. Engraved illustrations. The origin of the press and craft. Newspaper, Periodical, New England; B&W Drawing; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 284 pages .
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POEMS, with  ANS signed by Harte

POEMS, with ANS signed by Harte

by Harte, Bret

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Used - Very Good
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co, 1871. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed Note Laid in. First Edition. green, gilt dec. beveled cloth, gilt dec. spine, 152 pages, front endpaper starting, light edge wear and minor spotting to covers, 13 line ALS, double-folded, note with embossed address, attached to front free endpaper, the address on the stationary reads."15,Upper Hamilton Terrace, N.W. " the note reads."May 26/86 , My Dear Mr Abbey, I have only just returned from the South Coast to find your kind note. It gives me great pleasure to be able to accept your pleasanr invitation for the 7th June, to meet our old friend Osgood, Believe me, Yours always, Bret Harte" SEE BAL 7253 . The address on the stationary is that of Harte's close friends in London, Arthur and Anna Van de Velde. The note was written during Harte's tenure as US Consul in Glasgow. During his term as US Consul in Glasgow, Harte was usually in London, pursuing his literary career. CONTENTS: San Francisco, from… Read More
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FUNNY STORIES and LETTERS TO PUNCH
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FUNNY STORIES and LETTERS TO PUNCH

by Mark Twain and Artemus Ward

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Used - VG
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Mansonville, Quebec
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Port Sunlight Near Birkenhead- UK: Lever Brothers Ltd., 1870. FUNNY STORIES- Mark Twain and LETTERS TO PUNCH- Artemus Ward- Lever Brosthers, Ltd.- Port Sunlight Near Birkenhead- UK- sn,nd (1870?)- 1st Edition- Hardcover:-12mo- Original publishers maroon cloth with gilt titles on cover and spine- covers have bevelled edges- VG+- no dj as issued-light rubbing but clean and tight- Funny Stories 173pp, & Letters to Punch 195pp + 1-4pp ads for banks, elixirs, pills, transparent cement etc + 18pp of Ward Lock book ads- illustrated with pre-chapter and end of chapter illustrations/decorations- SEE PHOTOS- Contents: Eye-Openers: Funny Stories by Mark Twain- from 'Autobiography to Medieval Romance...Science vs Luck--a bevy of Mark Twain stories- + Artemus Ward- "Letter to Punch"-'Arrival in London' -to Essays and Sketches- writings in the Cleveland Plain Dealer etc- A great book and 1st Edition- World Cat states: Funny stories-Author: Mark Twain; Artemus Ward-Publisher: Port… Read More
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ELBERT HUBBARD'S SCRAP BOOK
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ELBERT HUBBARD'S SCRAP BOOK

by Hubbard , Elbert

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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Buffalo, New York
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New York: Wise, 1923. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 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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Freddy And The Clockwork Twin
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Freddy And The Clockwork Twin

by Brooks, Walter R.

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Used - Very Good
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Freddy And The Clockwork Twin, Hardcover. Brooks, Walter. Alfred A. Knopf, 1933, 1st Ed. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. USED/ Decorated yellow boards, Gibraltar Library Binding. Good/ No DJ included. A clean, bright solid copy. Please enjoy browsing all of our Freddy The Pig titles. RARE
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Treasury of Stories, Jingles, and Rhymes
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Treasury of Stories, Jingles, and Rhymes

by Humphrey, Maude

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Used - Good
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Salem, Oregon
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MAUDE HUMPHREY: Treasury of Stories, Jingles, and Rhymes. Frederick A. Stokes, undated. Circa 1894. FIRST EDITION. ILLUSTRATED BY MAUDE HUMPHREY. Written by Mary Rice Miller and Elisabeth S. Tucker. SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY. 242 pages. Maroon boards with gold titling and ornamentation. Good condition front paper paste-down label of a little girl wearing a red feather in her blue hat. Please see our photos. Used. Good/ No DJ. A solid copy with intact gutters. "Humphrey was one of the first great American women illustrators paving the way for Jessie Willcox Smith, Grace Drayton and the many other women illustrators of the early 20th century. Humphrey is also known for being film star HUMPHREY BOGART'S mother (and in fact she used her son as a model for many of her pictures)." QUITE RARE. A NICE FIND.
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A Picture For Harold's Room
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A Picture For Harold's Room

by Johnson, Crockett

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Used - Good+
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Johnson, Crockett. A Picture For Harold's Room, A Purple Crayon Adventure. Harper Crest Library binding. First Edition, Harper and Brothers 1960. Used. Good Plus Condition/ No Dust Jacket. Rare/scarce. A nice find!
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Dodsworth
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Dodsworth

by Lewis, Sinclair

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Used - Very Good
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Stated First Printing Thus
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Hardcover
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Lewis, Sinclair: Dodsworth. Harcourt Brace. Stated 1st Ed. 1st. Impression, March, 1929. Used. VG/ No DJ. A nice, solid copy Plot Summary: "Samuel ('Sam') Dodsworth is an ambitious and innovative automobile designer, who builds his fortunes in fictional Zenith, Winnemac. In addition to his success in the business world, he had also succeeded as a young man in winning the hand of Frances 'Fran' Voelker, a beautiful young socialite..."
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Stories Of New York
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Stories Of New York

by Wharton, Edith, et al.

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Wharton, Edith et al. Stories from Scribner: Stories of New York. Charles Scribner's Sons, Copyright 1893. Authors /stories included in this book are: From Four to Six, Annie Elliot; The commonest possible Story, Bliss Perry; The End of the Beginning, George A. Hibbard; A Puritan Ingenue, John S. Wood; Mrs. Manstey's View, Edith Wharton. Used. Black, leather-bound pocket-size edition. Pink closure ribbon has gone. Good condition. Binding is a little loose. RARE.
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Harold At The North Pole
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Harold At The North Pole

by Johnson, Crockett

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Harold At The North Pole (HARPER & BROTHERS 1958 1st Ed. W/ original Dj) 1958 FIRST EDITION, Early printing thus. Exlib. Good Condition/ Good Unclipped Dust jacket. Original price $2.50. Clean. Missing the blank front free endpaper.Please see our photos. RARE/SCARCE. Will ship from Oregon
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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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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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The Family Moskat
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The Family Moskat

by Isaac Bashevis Singer

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First Edition
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The Family Moskat. A Novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Copyright 1950 Farrar, Straus & Giroux. VG/VG green and orange original $5.95 price original dust jacket is included. Translated from the Yiddish by A.H. Gross. A nice copy of a hard to find item.
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Pylon
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Pylon

by Faulkner, William

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WILLIAM FAULKNER! Stated Second Issue, 2nd Printing Thus. NOBEL PRIZE WINNER. Faulkner, William: PYLON. Stated 2nd Issue, 2nd Printing 1935, Smith & Haas, NY. RARE IN THE ORIGINAL BLUE DUST JACKET. RARE SASCHA MAURER COVER ART. ART DECO. Used. Very Good-/ Very Good- Blue cloth, \ The second printing (stated). In second issue dust jacket (blank rear panel and flap. Faulkner's tale of the exciting, dangerous, and short-lived, sport of airplane "barnstorming". Set in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Original source material for the 1958 film "Tarnished Angels" Starring Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone, Robert Stack, and Jack Carson and directed by Douglas Sirk (born Hans Detlef Sierck; 26 April 1897 – 14 January 1987)."
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While The Clock Ticked (Hardy Boys, Book 11)
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While The Clock Ticked (Hardy Boys, Book 11)

by Franklin W. Dixon

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Reprint Edition
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Franklin W. Dixon: While The Clock Ticked (1932, Grosset & Dunlap Hardy Boys), 1948 Printing Thus. BROWN BOARDS, ORANGE ENDPAPERS. QUITE RARE IN THE ORIGINAL RED DUST JACKET. HARDY BOYS #11. GROSSET & DUNLAP. USED. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ GOOD- ORIGINAL UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET. DESCRIPTION: The book is in an original red kidnap jacket. That jacket is original, has an orange spine. Loss to top and bottom of spine. with a triangular divot out of the letter H in the word the. The front panel of the dust jacket is unclipped and has a 7575 priced front flap. Back flap a blurb for "Touchdown Pass", dating this copy to 1948. Back panel of the dust jacket states ADVENTURE STORIES FOR BOYS BY ZANE GREY. BOOK: Brown boards with two boys in 30's period clothing at center. One wears a hat and scarf. Two sets of orange and white endpapers that show the boy with the hat up a tree with binoculars gazing at a cabin on a bluff across the way. Pages and endpapers are clean and bright. Black topstain. Copyright 1932… 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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