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Donald Heald Rare Books, Prints & Maps offers the finest examples of antiquarian books and prints in the areas of Botany, Ornithology, Natural History, Americana & Canadiana, Native Americans, Voyages & Travels, Maps & Atlases, Photography and more.

Founded in England in 1972, we have formed and contributed to important private and institutional collections. Items of note which we have placed include a unique copy of Abbot’s Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia with plates on vellum, an extremely rare extra-illustrated large paper Spanish edition of Blaeu’s Atlas Mayor, Curtis' North American Indian, a copy of the Federalist in boards,  the first separate printing of the Bill of Rights, and a large paper issue of Redouté Les Roses with the plates in two states.

We are renowned for our extensive print inventory which is unsurpassed in quality. The Sporting collection recently incorporates the complete print stock of Ackermann & Son of London, established in 1783.

We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, where Mr. Heald has served on the Board of Governors as Treasurer, Security Chairperson, and as Chairman of the New York Antiquarian Book Fair. We are members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, and the American Historical Print Collectors Society. Mr. Heald is a member of the Grolier Club, and the American Antiquarian Society.

Rare Books

Important and collectible antiquarian books and manuscripts, including Americana, Travel & Voyages, Color Plate & Illustrated, Natural History, Photography and more

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Prints & Drawings

Fine and decorative prints and drawings featuring Botany, Ornithology, Architecture and Design, Topographical Views, Americana & Canadiana, including Native Americans

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Antiquarian Maps

Rare antiquarian maps and atlases depicting all parts of the world, with a particular emphasis on historically important cartography and exploration of the United States & North America

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