rare history books

Collectors who buy and sell Bibles have pushed the pricing of older editions printed prior to the 1700’s in Europe, and prior to the 1800’s in North America, to unreachable levels for the majority of liturgical buyers. During the second half of the last century, institutional and private collectors have driven these editions of the […]


In ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy, only men were permitted to vote. Such a narrow privilege reserved only for male citizens, rightfully prompted women to fight for the existence of women’s suffrage, or the right of women to vote and to stand for electoral office. However, the global change that the suffrage movement brought […]


As another government, Syria’s Bashar Assad, resolves to violent crackdown on anti-government protests for survival, one rare book – Nicholas Machiavel’s Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli Il Principe), seems to be directing his actions. The core formulation of the book is that the end justifies the means and in government the end is controlled by the wickedness […]


Rare Books of History

by Admin on May 6, 2012

One of the most important rare book collections is the one that concerns rare history books. Historic events such as wars between nations, government policies and practices of justice have shaped our world over the ages. Without historic documentation, our most celebrated milestones in the history of mankind would have been long forgotten, misinterpreted or […]


The Mediterranean Sea is surrounded by 21 modern countries after serving as the cradle of civilization for the whole western world, and cultivating a popular theme for numerous rare and antiquarian books. The nations washed by the Mediterranean waters, may have their own history, geography, plants, animals, and people to explore, but they all share […]


The Mediterranean Sea has been the cradle of civilization and many books have been written by travelers about their journeys to and from the Mediterranean lands. Unfortunately due to the many wars and uprisings suffered throughout history, many of the regional books have been destroyed. Many rare books capturing voyages through Constantinople and the Byzantine and […]