About: Ian Brabner
Brief biographical information; company history, and our professional affiliations
Ian Brabner is a rare book dealer specializing in 18th century and 19th century American history based in Wilmington, Delaware.
Because we also buy and sell “paper” Americana we are considered ephemera dealers. Further, we buy and sell Visual Americana: 18th century and 19th century broadsides, posters, banners, historical photographs, historical prints and posters, graphics, and original artwork.
Almost all of our inventory concerns American history. These items are either unique, notable, or unusual: an 1820s New England mendicant pamphlet; an 1840s South Carolinian woman’s handwritten diary; a broadside announcing the hanging of John Brown; a letter from an oddball American inventor; in sum, any material which shaped American history.
For twenty years we have helped collectors begin or further advance their collections. We aid collectors, libraries, and institutions build meaningful collections in American history.