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The Biblio Rare Book Room offers a large selection of rare and antique history books. From maps, illustrations, graphs, and various collectible ephemera, the rare history books section of the Rare Book Room offers something for everyone. Whether you are a passionate rare and antique book collector or a dedicated academic with interests in specific topics, you are sure to find a special rare history book in our Rare Book Room. The featured books below are written in many and diverse languages, and many of them are unique or first edition copies of highly sought after rare and antique history books.



GREAT MEN and FAMOUS WOMEN- A Series of Pen And Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages In History- (Cpl. Set of 68 Parts Including Very Scarce Question Book) by Charles F. Horne (1870-1942)

New York: Selmar Hess, 1894. GREAT MEN and FAMOUS WOMEN- A Series of Pen And Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages In History- (Cpl. Set of 68 Parts Including Very Scarce Question Book)- by Charles F. Horne (1870-1...

From jakoll

$259.95


VOYAGES AND TRAVELS or SCENES IN MANY LANDS, WITH 850 ILLUSTRATIONS ON WOOD AND STEEL of VIEWS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD; COMPRISING MOUNTAINS LAKES RIVERS PALACES CATHEDRALS CASTLES ABBEYS AND RUINS, TWO BOOK SET by LEO DE COLANGE, EDITOR

BOSTON: E.W. WALKER & CO., 1887 BEAUTIFUL LARGE, HEAVY BOOKS ABOUT VOYAGES AND TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD. VERY NICELY MADE, 1/3 LEATHER WITH LEATHER ON SPINE AND CORNERS, GOLD PRINT FRONT AND SPINE. TIGHT AND CLEAN THROUGHOUT. RED PAGE EDGING, MARBLING IN...

From Antique Books Den

$245.50


The True History of the Conquest of Mexico, By Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, one of the Conquerors. Written in the year 1568 by Dïaz del Castillo, Bernal (1492-1585)

viii+514 pages with frontispiece map. Quarto (10 1/2" x 8 3/4") housed in a custom slipcase. Translated by Maurice Keatinge. First English edition. Bernal Dïaz del Castillo was a conquistador, who wrote an eyewitness account of the conquest of Mexico by...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,250.00


THE BUTCHER OF CAWNPORE by WILLIAM MURRAY GRAYDON

NEW YORK: STREET & SMITH, 1900 NICE LOOKING GREEN COVER, SOLDIER ON FRONT WITH GUN, ORANGE AND BLACK DESIGN, GOLD PRINT SPINE. FRONT LOWER RIGHT CORNER SLIGHTLY BUMPED. FORMER OWNERS LABEL IN FRONT, JC PENNEY STICKER FRONT. NO OTHER MARKINGS, TIGHT AN...

From Antique Books Den

$125.50


A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EMBRACING THE WHOLE PERIOD, FROM THE EARLIEST DISCOVERIES TO THE PRESENT TIME. IN THREE PARTS by C. B. TAYLOR

PHILADELPHIA: LEARY & GETZ, 1857 RARE BOOK, BROWN COVER WITH RAISED DESIGN, VERY OUTSIDE OF SPINE COVER MISSING, BOOK COVER IS STILL ATTACHED, PAGES ARE TIGHT AND CLEAN, FORMER OWNER NAME INSIDE FRONT IN PENCIL, BOOK 3 INCHES THICK. MARBLING DESIGN PAGE ...

From Antique Books Den

$425.00


The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly Call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain by De Herrera, Antonio

London. Jer. Batley at The Dove. 1725-1726. Bound in full period calfskin. Elaborate gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Red and green morocco labels.All edges marbled. 8v0. 5"x8". The First Edition in English - the F...

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$2,750.00


Beacon Lights of History - 14 volumes by James Larel,L.L.D

1883-1886. James Clarke and Company. Includes Vol I through X and XII through XV. Vol. XI is missing. Boards are sturdy but worn especially on the spines. Text is remarkably clean and unmarked. Deckled edges soiled....

From BookandPen

$140.00


THE FLORENTINE HISTORIE. Written in the Italian tongue, by Nicholo Macchiavelli, Citizen and Secretarie of Florence. And translated into English by T. B. [Thomas Bedingfield] Esquire by MACHIAVELLI. NICCOLO

Printed by T. C. [Thomas Creede] for W. P. [William Ponsonby]. London. 1595. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Folio. (11.1 x 7.5 inches). x11,222pp. Lacking last, blank, leaf. Decorated with woodcut engraved ornamental title page and engraved head and tailpieces....

From Paul Foster Books

£12,750.00


Cosmographie in Four Books. Containing the Chorography and History of the Whole World: and all the Principal Kingdoms, Provinces, Seas, and Isles thereof. by Peter Heylyn

London : P C T Passenger, B Tooke, and T Sawbridge, 1682 A reading copy of this scarce work. Classed as 'poor' because it lacks the 4 maps; the frontispiece and title page have had some damage and have been relaid; and the remaining contents have ...

From E C Books

£380.00


THE RISE OF THE DUTCH REPUBLIC: A History by John Lothrop Motley

London- UK: Ward, Lock & Co, 1882. THE RISE OF THE DUTCH REPUBLIC: A History- John Lothrop Motley- Illustrated- Ward, Lock & Co-London-UK- nd[1882]- Warwick House- 1st Thus- Hardcover:-4to-VG++/ no jacket as issued- original publishers fine bindin...

From jakoll

$349.95


Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte A History, 4-Volume Set by Sloane, William Milligan

NY: The Century Co.. Very Good- with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1896. Hardcover. 4-volume set. Published 1896. Original three-quarter burgundy moroccan leather on green marbled boards with matching green marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt lettering an...

From The Novel Shoppe

$300.00


HISTORY OF THE ROMANS UNDER THE EMPIRE (5 VOLUMES) by Merivale, Charles

London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green. Very Good+. 1860. Hardcover. Full clean, supple leather. Double ruled gilt border on covers. Spine with raised bands, gilt titles and ruled borders with center floral design. Texts tight, clean &...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller

$285.00


The Great Pyramid. Observatory, Tomb and Temple by Proctor, Richard A

London, United Kingdom: Chatto & Windus, 1883. "Proctor was inspired by a passage in the neo-Platonic philosopher Proculus's commentary on Plato's Timaes, which mentioned that before the Great Pyramid was completed it was used as an observatory. Based on ...

From Ariel Books

$500.00


Memoirs and Observations Topographical, Physical, Mathematical, Mechanical, Natural, Civil and Ecclesiastical. Made in late Journey Through the Empire of China, And Published in several Letters by Louis le Comte, Jesuit

London : Benjamin Tooke, 1699 A fair copy of the 3rd edition of this scarce work, first published in French in 1696. With frontispiece, folding map, 2 folding plates, 1 single page plate, a folding table and an illustration in the text. Louis le Comte was...

From E C Books

£880.00


THE MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF JOHN EVELYN ... COMPRISING HIS DIARY FROM THE YEAR 1641 TO 1705/6 ... TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED THE PRIVATE CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN KING CHARLES 1 AND ... SIR EDWARD NICHOLAS ... AND SIR EDWARD HYDE by WILLIAM BRAY

London: Henry COLBURN, 1818 Two volumes complete, with map, portraits, engravings and tables. Original full leather binding with weak hinges which will need attention in due course. Clean contents, but occasional stains - images on request. Historically i...

From E C Books

£200.00


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