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Rhinehart Rare Book Collection on British History: Overview


This guide allows you to browse the Rhinehart Rare Book Collection on British History by major subjects and categories.  These books are available through the Cratis Williams Reading Room in Special Collections.  Contact us at or 828-262-4041 to make an appointment.  Special thanks to Dr. Marjon Ames for her help with this guide.

British History - General

Books that cover several centuries of British history.

By Time Period

Books organized by Medieval (476 A.D. to circa 1500 A.D.) and Modern (circa 1500 A.D. to Present) time periods.

By Region

Books organized by major regions represented:  Americas, Celtic--Scotland and Ireland, Continental Europe, France, London.

By Topic

Books organized by major topics represented:  Art & Architecture; British Nobility, Aristocracy, & Court; English Customs; European Royalty; Military History; Parliament & Law  (Including accusations and defenses of treason); Religion; Science; Women.

By Type / Genre

Book organized by major types of publication or genre: Biography; Corresondence & Memoirs; Facsimiles; Literature; Periodicals; Travel Literature.

Special Collections

How to use the Rhinehart and other British studies rare book collections.


Reference & Instruction Archivist

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Greta Browning

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