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Americana rare books and first editions related to the history, geography, folklore, and cultural heritage of the United States of America.

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  1. Patterns of Negro Segregation.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US the preceding year. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket, front pastedown and title page. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 101481

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  2. Under the Pines.

    Under the Pines.

    Winchester, VA, and New York: 1906

    First edition, privately printed. The first book of poems by South Carolina's first poet laureate (1934-73). Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 110082

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  3. Soul On Ice.
    First edition, first printing, of the author's first book. Cleaver was an early leader of the Black Panthers. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 109663

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  4. Autograph letter signed, quoting a Persian fable.
    Beecher Stowe writes to Cincinnati bibliophile Louis (also recorded as Lewis) Cist, quoting an ancient Persian fable from Sir John Malcolm's Sketches of Persia (1827): "While in the bath the other day, a friend put into my hand a bit of scented clay. 'What art thou' said I, in admiration, 'art though musk or ambergris? that... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 111447

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  5. Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858.
    The "Manuscript Edition" number 75 of 1,000 sets, each containing a leaf of Beveridge's original working manuscript. Beveridge retired from politics in 1922 and dedicated his last few years to writing what has come to be regarded as "the first Lincoln biography to meet modern scholarly standards" (ANB). He had a horror of... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 111415

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  6. Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In.
    First edition of this monumental work of celebratory Americana, edited by the American Romantic poet William Cullen Bryant. The majority of the superb plates were engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, a Scottish engraver who emigrated to America in 1835 where he established a considerable reputation for his work on landscapes.... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 110926

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  7. Long Day's Journey into Night.
    First edition, first printing, of O'Neill's masterpiece and one of the great plays of the 20th century. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 112576

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  8. Roll, Jordan, Roll.
    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 48 of 350 copies signed by the author and photographer, and printed on large paper and specially bound with 90 images, instead of the 70 included in the trade issue. This copy is accompanied by the gravure signed by Ulmann, of the plate on p. 31, which, although not called for... Learn More
    £32,500

    Stock Code: 109882

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  9. History of the War with America, France, Spain, and Holland;
    First edition of this early account of Britain's foreign entanglements around the time of the American Revolution. Andrews "was essentially a moralist, not a historian in the strict sense of the word. His interest in society, past or present, was didactic; his desire was to teach object lessons Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 109815

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  10. Abraham Lincoln.
    First UK edition, first impression. Highly uncommon in this condition. Beveridge retired from politics in 1922 having unsuccessfully attempted to regain a seat in the Senate and dedicated his last few years to writing. "His great Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858 (posthumously published in 1928) was so thorough and professionalized... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 106658

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  11. The Life of Abraham Lincoln.
    A handsomely bound early edition of Ida Tarbell's Life of Lincoln, which was originally published in 1900. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 105839

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  12. Some Sea Specialties.
    First edition of what appears to be the first issue of this attractive and unusual promotional publication. Uncommon, three locations for this issue on OCLC, Yale, Columbia and New York Historical Society, and two locations for short broken runs, NYPL with the present issue together with 1902 and 1906, and Texas A & M with... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 105384

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  13. Girl Scout Handbook.
    First edition thus, first printing. There were previous iterations of the Girl Scout Handbook in 1929, 1933, and 1936, all scarce and none explicitly designated for the intermediate program. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107499

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  14. A History of New-York,
    First and only Grolier edition, limited to 175 copies printed on Holland paper (with a further two on vellum): a conscious attempt by the Grolier Club "to make a book with illustrations and typography worthy of the subject-matter. Many of the head-bands are from Dutch models; the paper is Dutch; the types, new to this country,... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 107086

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  15. The Bible,
    With the ownership inscription of Frances Katherine, Countess of Dartmouth, dated 1766 to the initial blank. Frances (1732/3 Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 111085

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  16. The Cook's Own Book:
    First edition, first issue, of "the first alphabetically arranged culinary encyclopaedia to appear in the United States" (Oxford Companion to Food, p. 17), and one of the most popular American cookbooks of the 19th century (Michigan State University introduction, online). The author's sources are mainly British. The first... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 110873

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  17. Changing America.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Feininger on the front free endpaper. A collection of Feininger's photographs, many taken during the two decades he worked for Life magazine. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 105847

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  18. America; being the latest and most Accurate Description of the New World
    First edition. The second in Ogilby's series which also included Africa, Asia, and Britannia, the book is a well-produced compilation of extant translations and others' accounts, a common practice at that time. The bulk of Ogilby's America is taken from Arnoldus Montanus's De Nieuwe en Onbekeende Weereld, published at Amsterdam... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 110366

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  19. An American Dilemma.
    First edition, first printing, one-volume issue. Myrdal shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, for "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." However, the... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 107445

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  20. Long Day's Journey into Night.
    First edition, first printing, a stunning copy of O'Neill's masterpiece and one of the great plays of the 20th century. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 106039

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