We offer important rare books, manuscripts, and photographs representing mankind’s greatest achievements. Our inventory, spanning antiquity through the 21st century, includes landmark works in science, literature, Americana, exploration, economics, philosophy, and other fields of human endeavor. Books from our stock now reside in the collections of many important institutions, leading figures in science and commerce, and world leaders. Read more >>
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Great Books of Western Civilization
Classic photographs by Curtis, Brady, Watkins, Cameron &c.
Autographs & Manuscripts
Letters and manuscripts by famous and important people of all eras
From Washington to Lincoln: Founding Fathers, Civil War, the West, and Presidents
Lincoln & Civil War
Famous portraits and battlefield scenes by Brady, Gardner, and others
From Shakespeare to Joyce: Landmark works of American, English, and world literature
Important historical photographs of great men and women
History of Ideas
From Aristotle to Adam Smith: philosophy, religion, economics &c.
Breathtaking views by Watkins, Jackson, Muybridge, and others
Science & Medicine
From Galileo to Einstein:
Great books in astronomy, biology, physics &c.
China, Far East & Middle East
Superb images of China, the Far East, and the Middle East
World History & Exploration
From Moses to Apollo 11: Great people and events in world history
The 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop
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