View Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

We made holiday shopping easy: browse by interest, category, price or age in our bookseller curated gift guide.

Shop Now
Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Add to want list

Rare books from Argosy Book Store Rare & Antiquarian Books



Academie de l'Espee, ou se demonstrent par reigles mathematiques sur le fondement d'un cercle mysterieux la theorie et pratique des vraix; et jusqu' a present incongnus secrets du maniement des armes a pied et a cheval by THIEBAULT, Girard

Leiden: Elzevier, 1628. First. hardcover. near fine. 2 books bound in one volume. Part I with 16 preliminary leaves including the beautifully engraved title, portrait, and 9 armorial plates, followed by 33 numbered engravings, all but one double-page, a...

From Argosy Book Store

$175,000.00


Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions & Colours of Light by NEWTON, Sir Isaac

London: Smith & Walford, 1704. First. hardcover. very good(+). Also, Two Treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures. 4 parts in 1 volume. Title page printed in red & black within a double-ruled border. Illustrated with 19 fold...

From Argosy Book Store

$100,000.00


Atlas by DE WIT, Frederick

Amsterdam. hardcover. very good(+). Atlas with 104 double page maps and title page in full original color and an index. Folio, measures 22" x 13.5". Bound in original vellum-wrapped wood with gold stamped title and spine; a.e.g. A simple de Wi...

From Argosy Book Store

$62,000.00


[Atlas Celeste]; Exceedingly rare edition of John Bevis's 'Unpublished' Atlas Celeste, also referred to by some as the "Forgotten Star Atlas" or the "Ghost Book by BEVIS, John

London: John Bevis, 1786. hardcover. Celestial Atlas. Oblong folio (19 1/4" x 14 7/8"), leather spine over marble boards. "Table of the Stars" in gilt on spine. 51 uncolored engraved celestial charts. No frontispiece, title or index p...

From Argosy Book Store

$48,000.00


Framed Autographed Letter Signed during the War of 1812 by JEFFERSON, Thomas (1743 - 1826)

Monticello, VA, 1813. unbound. Outstanding and historically important letter, 1 page, 5.5 x 7.75 inches, Monticello, Virginia, November 9, 1813. Written to William Gibson, friend and business colleague of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, expressing his con...

From Argosy Book Store

$38,000.00


Atlas maritimus & commercialis; or, a general view of the world, so far as relates to trade and navigation / Sailing Directions for All the Known Coasts and Islands on the Glob, with a Sett of Sea-Charts by CUTLER, Nathaniel; HALLEY, Sir Edmond; HARRIS, John; SENEX, John; and DEFOE, Daniel

London: James Knapton, 1728. hardcover. Two parts in one volume. Illustrated with 53 of 54 fine uncolored copper plate maps, (last celestial chart is missing with a full size facsimile version provided from the British Library edition), and 5 fold-out di...

From Argosy Book Store

$35,000.00


Ulysses by JOYCE, James

Paris: Shakespeare & Co, 1922. Limited. paperback. very good(-). Thick large 8vo, original blue wrappers printed in white. Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1922. First edition. From a total printing of 1000, this is one of only 150 large paper copies o...

From Argosy Book Store

$30,000.00


A General Atlas, Describing the Whole Universe; Being a Complete Collection of the Most Approved Maps Extant by KITCHIN, Thomas

London: Laurie & James Whittle, 1795. hardcover. very good(+). 25 maps on 37 double page map sheets with original outline coloring and magnificent cartouches. 12 of the maps are large format diptychs including a beautiful map of the world. Later iss...

From Argosy Book Store

$28,000.00


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland AND Through The Looking Glass by CARROLL, Lewis

London: Macmillan, 1866. First. hardcover. fine. Tenniel, John. Black and white illustrations by John Tenniel. 2 volumes. Beautifully bound by Bayntun in full red morocco with gilt vignette of the White Rabbit and the Red Queen on the front covers and g...

From Argosy Book Store

$25,000.00


De koninglycke Hovenier aanwyzende de Middelen om Boomen, Bloemen en Kruyden, te Zaayen, planten, aen queeken en voort teelen by CAUSE, Hendrik (1648-1699). WITH: COMMELIN, Jan (1629-1692)

Amsterdam: Doornick, 1676. First. hardcover. near fine. Engraved allegorical title-page, and illustrated with two garden plans, 13 plates of fruit and flowers (each in two parts), and 16 plates of garden plans, parterres, mazes, etc. 224 pages. Amsterda...

From Argosy Book Store

$25,000.00


The Quadrupeds of North America by AUDUBON, John James

New York: V.G. Audubon, 1854. hardcover. very good(+). Audubon, John James.. 3 volumes. Illustrated with 155 glorious hand-colored lithographic plates with tissue guards. viii, 383 [1]; ii, 334; viii, 348pp. Royal 8vo, wonderfully bound in contemporary ...

From Argosy Book Store

$24,500.00


Globus Terraqueus; Adcuratissimas descriptiones adornalus cura by AKERMAN, Anders

Uppsula: A.D.A. Edita, 1766. unbound. very good(+). Globe. 68" tall, 24" wide at base. Globe diameter is 24", horizon band diameter is 32". Calibrated full brass meridian ring. Outstanding eighteenth century Swedish globe with Roco...

From Argosy Book Store

$23,000.00


All three of the most important contemporary accounts of the Champ d'Asile colony sold together by (FRENCH COLONY OF CHAMP D'ASILE IN TEXAS)

Paris: various, 1819. First. hardcover. very good. The titles are: (1.) (L'Heritier, Louis Francois). Le Champ-D'Asile, Tableau Topographique et Historique du Texas...folding map of Texas and Louisiana. viii, 247 pages, 8vo, handsomely rebound i...

From Argosy Book Store

$22,500.00


Oberon: Ein Romantisches Heldengedicht in 12 Gesangen.; Unique Copy, Specially Bound with 18 Original Drawings in Color by (RABUS, Carl) & WIELAND, C[hristoph] M[artin]

Munich: Hesperos, 1919. First. hardcover. fine. Rabus, Carl. Illustrated with 18 etched plates and also 18 original color drawings. Afterword by Curt Moreck. 243 pages.Thick 4to, magnificently bound by Koellner in full tan pigskin with ornate blind-tool...

From Argosy Book Store

$22,500.00


Search Rare Books

Book lovers can save on books by joining our Bibliophiles club

Are you a frequent reader or book collector?

Join the Bibliophile's Club and save 10% on every purchase, every day — up to $25 savings per order!