High Ridge Books, Inc.

120 North Street

South Deerfield, MA 01373-1008

(914) 967-3332




Welcome to High Ridge Books, Inc. We are antiquarian booksellers, members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and ILAB, with over 30 years experience. We have specialties in three categories of original, antiquarian books and other printed material: Books, particularly Americana and Atlases; Separately Published Maps, specializing in Wall Maps, Pocket Maps and Sea Charts; and Trade Catalogues of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Items in all of these catalogues are offered subject to prior sale.


We have just published Catalogue 67, comprised of 215 rare maps and prints of American interest from the 16th to 20th centuries. The earliest map we are offering is a bright early impression of the 1591 LeMoyne Map of Florida from DeBry’s Brevis Narratio. Among the other extremely rare items are a copy of the 1831 Amos Lay Map of the United States, the first commercial map to show the early American colonies in Texas (aside from Austin’s), a large group of 18th and early 19th century manuscript maps of upstate patents in New York State in the Utica region, 2 Allotment maps in Oklahoma Territory in 1902, four large views of Chicago by Edwin Whitefield printed locally in 1861, and many more unusual separately published maps and prints.


Our most recent catalogue of rare books is Catalogue 66, a selection of 106 recent rare book acquisitions. Among the highlights is a copy of Robert Mills’s 1825 Atlas of South Carolina, the first American state atlas, a unique contemporary manuscript document of the Stephen Austin Grant in Texas in 1833, and William Keith’s 1733 History of Virginia. There are also many city directories, atlases of various types, Americana, material related to French history and other miscellaneous items from various fields.


We have published Catalogue 65, our sixteenth catalogue devoted entirely to trade catalogues and advertising. This catalogue contains 945 items in 62 different categories. Also still active are Catalogue 61, which contains 809 original trade catalogues of the 19th and 20th centuries in over 60 different categories from manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, primarily from the United States, but also from Europe and around the world, and Catalogue 58, which lists 628 catalogues. Each of these catalogues contains distinct groups of items, with no material repeated from one catalogue to another.


Another current catalogue is a catalogue of rare maps, Catalogue 64, with 294 rare and unusual maps, primarily of the United States from the 18th and 19th centuries, none of which had appeared in our previous map catalogue, Catalogue 63. Very few of these, or any other maps we sell, have been removed from atlases. They are largely separately published maps not available in other forms. Highlights of this catalogue include a brilliant folding copy of William Damerum’s 1815 Map of Connecticut and Long Island, the exceedingly rare second edition of J. B. Eliot’s Carte du Theatre de la Guerre, the first printed map to utilize the name of the United States, A. P. Folie’s wonderful 1819 Plan of Philadelphia, Johnson & Browning’s 1860 wall map of the United States which is among the only maps to use the provisional names Colona and Jefferson for Colorado, and J. Calvin Smith’s New Naval and Military Map of the United States, an elaborately patriotically-embellished map issued during the Civil War which contains some very short-lived boundaries in the American West.


Highlights of Catalogue 63 include a brilliant copy of the John Disturnell Map of Mexico, dissected and folded into a contemporary slipcase which appears to have been made in Mexico, an unrecorded large 1855 Chicago pre-fire imprint of the small town of Lacon, Illinois, two different states of the quirky mid-19th century map/printing sampler The Cottage Ornament, and a copy of Sidney’s 12 Miles around New York City from 1849. There are other very rare, unusual, and hard-to-find separately published American maps along with some earlier European imprint maps.


Our most recent rare book catalogue is Catalogue 62, with 301 items featuring atlases, Americana, city directories and miscellany in other areas. Our previous catalogue offering rare books was Catalogue 59, with 259 items in the same areas.


While we have sold many items from our past catalogues and all catalogue items are posted subject to prior sale, there are choice items still available. Please do not hesitate to call us to inquire about availability of any item listed. Please be sure to include both the catalogue number and item number in your inquiry.


We carry a wide selection of 19th century American wall maps, measuring up to 6 feet by 6 feet. These maps are becoming more and more popular with decorators for homes and offices in enhancing antique furnishings.



Please call (914) 967-3332, or e-mail us to inquire about availability and to reserve items. We accept personal checks, Paypal and Visa/Mastercard. If you wish to pay by credit card, we request that you call or fax the card number to us, rather than sending it via e-mail owing to Internet security. To pay by Paypal, please contact us and we will be glad to send you a request for payment.



We are always looking to buy such items as well. Please contact us if you have material of this sort to deaccession or sell.


If you want to be on our mailing list for catalogues in any of these categories, please send us your name via mail or e-mail at or, letting us know your address and what your exact interests are.



Members: Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

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