Publications for Sale

To facilitate and encourage use of the Library’s outstanding collection of printed and manuscript materials concerning the Americas from 1493 to ca. 1825, the Library offers publishes catalogues, bibliographies, facsimiles and other works that interpret the Library’s holdings.

To purchase any of these books, please see our online JCB Store. Note that some of the books should be purchased directly from other publishers. Those web and email addresses are provided at the appropriate item.


A list of the publications for sale follows. An expanded description and pricing details may be seen at the online JCB Store.


101. European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493–1750. Edited by John Eliot Alden and Dennis C. Landis. 6 vols. (New York: Readex Books, 1980–1997).

102. Maritime History: A Hand-List of the Collection in the John Carter Brown Library (1474 to ca. 1860). Revised edition. Compiled by C. Danial Elliott, with additions by Everett C. Wilkie, Jr., and Richard R. Ring. (Providence, 2005).

112. Spanish and Portuguese Jews in the Caribbean and the Guianas: A Bibliography. Compiled by Mordechai Arbell. (Providence, 1999).

115. Portuguese and Brazilian Books in the John Carter Brown Library, 1507 to 1826, with a Selection of Braziliana. Printed in Countries other than Portugal and Brazil. Compiled by Valeria Gauz. (Providence, 2009).

108. Columbus: An Annotated Guide to the Scholarship on His Life and Writings, 1750–1988. By Foster Provost. (Providence, RI and Detroit, MI, 1991).

114. Guide to Source Materials for the Study of Barbados History, 1627–1834. By Jerome S. Handler. (New Castle, Delaware, 2002.) Published originally in 1971 by Southern Illinois

109. Supplement to A Guide to Source Materials for the Study of Barbados History, 1627–1834. By Jerome S. Handler. (Providence, 1991).

321. New England in Early Printed Maps, 1513 to 1800: An Illustrated Carto-Bibliography. Compiled by Barbara Backus McCorkle. Foreword by Edward H. Dahl. (Providence, 2001).


224. Animals and Authors in the Eighteenth-Century Americas: A Hemispheric Look at the Writing of Natural History. By Anita Cavagnaro Been. (Providence, 2004).

226. “The Boundless Deep....”: The European Conquest of the Oceans, 1450 to 1840. By John B. Hattendorf. (Providence, 2003).

222. The Dutch in the Americas, 1600–1800. By Wim Klooster. (Providence, 1997).

221. Scotland and the Americas, 1600 to 1800. Introduction by Michael Fry, and contributions by David Armitage, Robert Kent Donovan, Robin Fabel, Michael Fry, David Hancock, Ned C. Landsman, Bruce Lenman, and James McLachlan. Bibliographical Supplement by Burton Van Name Edwards. (Providence, 1995).

220. Spanish Historical Writing about the New World, 1493 to 1700. By Angel Delgado-Gomez. Bibliographical Supplement by Susan L. Newbury. (Providence, 1992).

201. The Book in the Americas: The Role of Books and Printing in the Development of Culture and Society in Colonial Latin America. By Julie Greer Johnson. Bibliographical Supplement by Susan L. Newbury. (Providence, 1988).

205. Printing & Publishing in the Colonial Era of the United States. A Supplement to The Book in the Americas (1988) with a Checklist of the Items in that Catalogue. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Americas Society in New York City, 25 January to 31 March 1990, By Norman Fiering and Susan L. Newbury. (Providence, 1990).

202. Les Nouvelles Frances: France in America, 1500–1815, An Imperial Perspective. By Philip P. Boucher. (Providence, 1989). This title is available in French: Les Nouvelles-Frances : La France en Amérique, 1500-1815.

210. The Italians and the Creation of America. By Samuel J. Hough. (Providence, 1980)

213. Africans in the New World, 1493–1834. By Larissa V. Brown. (Providence, 1988). The full text of some 75 of the books included in this exhibition catalogue, plus an additional 15 works, are available in a microfilm collection. See item #747, below.

751. A Matter of Taste: Discrimination in Nineteenth-Century Book Collecting. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books from the John Carter Brown Library. By Susan Danforth. Photographs by Richard Hurley (Providence, 2008).


437. Smallpox in the Americas, 1492 to 1815: Contagion and Controversy. (Providence, 2002).

434. Do the Americas Have a Common History?/ ¿Tienen las Américas una Historia Comun? By J. H. Elliott. (Providence, 1998).

433. Sir Francis Drake as Seen by His Contemporaries. By David Beers Quinn. Bibliographical supplement by Burton Van Name Edwards. (Providence, 1996).

435. The Language Encounter in the Americas, 1492–1800. Edited by Edward G. Gray and Norman Fiering. (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2000).

436. The Jews and the Expansion of Europe to the West, 1450–1800. Edited by Paolo Bernardini and Norman Fiering. (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2000).

429. America in European Consciousness, 1493–1750. Edited by Karen Ordahl Kupperman. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995, for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia).

439. Portuguese Oceanic Expansion, 1400 to 1800. A Collection of Essays. Edited by Francisco Bethencourt and Diogo Ramada Curto. (Cambridge University Press for the John Carter Brown Library, 2007).

438. Simón Bolívar : essays on the life and legacy of the liberator. Edited by Lester Langley. (New York, 2008).

754. Maritime history, 1475 to 1800: Facsimiles from the John Carter Brown Library Collection

431. Maritime History. vol. I: The Age of Discovery. Edited by John B. Hattendorf. (Melbourne, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company, 1996).

432. Maritime History. vol. II: The Eighteenth Century and the Classic Age of Sail. Edited by John B. Hattendorf. (Melbourne, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company, 1997).


527. The John Carter Brown Library: Annual Reports 1901–1966. (Providence, 1972).

528. The Dedication of the Library Building May the Seventeenth A.D. MDCCCCIIII. With the Addresses by William Vail Kellen and Frederick Jackson Turner. (Providence: The Merrymount Press, 1905).

530. A List of Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century in the John Carter Brown Library and the General Library of Brown University. Compiled by George Parker Winship. (Oxford, 1910).


641. Letter to the Spanish Americans. by Juan Carlo Viscardo y Guzmán. Introduction by D. A. Brading. (Providence, 2002).

640. Rights of Discovery: Christopher Columbus’s Final Appeal to King Fernando. Introduction by Helen Nader. (Providence, Rhode Island, and Cali, Colombia, 1992).

637. The First Printing in South America: Facsimile of the Unique Copy of the “Pragmatica Sobre los Diez Dias del Ano” (Lima, 1584). (Providence, 1926). With a note by Douglas C. McMurtrie.

749. The Journey of Coronado, 1540–1542. Translated and edited by George Parker Winship. Introduction by Donald C. Cutter. (Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Publishing, 1990).

750. Autobiography of John Russell Bartlett (1805–1886) Edited by Jerry E. Mueller. (Providence, 2006).

748. The Young John Carter Brown in Europe: Travel Diaries, 1823–1824. Edited by Donald G. Rohr. With an Epilogue by J. Carter Brown. (Providence, 2005).

747. Africans in the New World, 1493–1834. 30 reels of 35mm silver-halide positive microfilm.

746. El Tapaboca. Edición y estudio por José Amor y Vázquez (Providence y Caracas, 2000).

740. Columbus: Dream and Act. By Foster Provost. (Providence, 1986).

753. The Way of a Ship: An Essay on the Literature of Navigation Science Along with Some American Contributions to the Art of Navigation 1519-1802. By Lawrence C. Wroth. Revised versions, edited with a foreword by John B. Hattendorf (Providence, 2011).

754. Maritime history, 1475-1800 Facsimiles from the John Carter Brown Library.

755. Roteiro de um Brasil descondecido João de Laet Descrição das costas do Brasil. Edited, translated, and annotated with a foreword by B. N. Teensma. With a preface by Norman Fiering. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2007).