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Rare Books

Below are some of the books in our inventory, many of which are old and rare books concerning American history. Others have a broader focus which illuminates the history of Western Civilization that informed the development of American values and history. There are other old and rare books and pamphlets in the Law and Connecticut sections of this web site.

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Complete 1776 Gentleman's Magazine

Very Early Publication of Declaration of Independence

Complete Maps and Plates in Remarkable Condition, Including Revolutionary War and World Maps

Many early accounts of battles and American state papers leading to Revolution

Beautiful Condition 1763 Annual Register 1st Edition

French and Indian /7 Years War End, Kings Decree Limiting American Expansion

Four (4) Early Maps of North America, France, Prussia and India



1775 Annual Register 1st Edition

Extensive Coverage of Revolutionary War

Lexington and Concord and Battle of Bunker Hill

Continental Congress' "Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms"


1776 Annual Register 1st Edition

Declaration of Independence

Extensive Coverage of Revolutionary War and Parliamentary Debates

The 1720 edition of Pierre Bayle's Dictionnaire historique et critique

The best edition of the best work of the 17th Century

Four Large Volumes

Called the "Arsenal of the Enlightenment"



 The Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of England: Containing the Representation  of all the English Monarchs from Edward the Confessor to Henry the Eighth

60 Copper Plate Engravings of English Notables and Historical Events with Explanations

Chaucer, Becket, William the Conqueror, etc.




"Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb, an Officer of the Revolution who Commanded the Post at West Point at the Time of Arnold's Defection, and His Correspondence with Washington, Clinton, Patrick Henry and other Distinguished Men of His Time."

Rare 1850 First Edition Inscribed by Lamb's grandson in 1857

Lithographed Maps of Yorktown, Connecticut (rare), New York and Quebec


"Life and Correspondence of John Paul Jones, Including His Narrative of the Campaign of the Liman. From Original Letters and Manuscripts, in the Possession of Miss Janette Taylor"

"I have not yet begun to fight!"

John Paul Jones the First Hero of the United States Navy 


Edmund Burke and the Annual Registers

Irish born Edmund Burke was a renowned English orator, writer and prescient political and historical analyst. He is known as the father of conservatism and was an early supporter of the American colonies. Early in Burke's career, in 1758,  he founded, wrote and edited the Annual Register. The Annual Registers are among the best sources of American and English history and include very early publication of key documents of the American and French Revolutions.

Burke as a member of Parliament from 1765 opposed the Stamp Act and saw important distinctions between the American Revolution and French Revolution and foretold the evils that would be unleashed by the later. Our inventory includes Burke's pamphlets, books, speeches and works, including his famous "Reflections on the Revolution in France" and Thomas Paine's response in "The Rights of Man."   See an index of our Edmund Burke related materials here

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