Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1967. First edition. From Uncle Ike. Inscribed on special label... Read More about At Ease
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Hartford [CT]: June 28th 1777. SMALL COMPENSATION FOR A LIFE AND FORTUNE LOST. An important testament offering proof of the sacrifice and hardship of a memorialized Connecticut hero signed by one of its favorite sons, reading: "Sir pay to Hannah Douglas Executrise (sic) to the Estate of Col. William Douglas..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Order, Signed "James Church" and "O[liver] Ellsworth" ...
Hartford & Windham [CT]: 1785. A SOLDIER FOR JUST FIVE WEEKS. Too young for marriage and children, but old enough to join the fight for independence, these documents may be the last few remaining records of a largely forgotten soldier of 1776. Samuel Robinson III (1757-1776) was born in the..... Read More about A Group of Two Manuscripts and One Document, Attesting to the Service of Samuel Robinson in the...
[Madrid: De Orden de S. M…en la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1779]. First Spanish edition. French replying to Charges by the British concerning the American War. Rare. Spanish translation of the French sovereigns' “Exposé des Motifs de la conduite du Roi, relativement à l'Angleterre” published the same year. The..... Read More about Manifiesto de los motivos en que se ha fundado la conducta del Rey Christianisimo respecto a la...
London: J. Almon, opposite Burlington House, in Piccadilly, 1775. First edition. A record of the British Parliamentary debates from November 1774 to May 1775, the critical period preceding the declaration of independence of the American colonies. Included in the second volume are the charters of the North American colonies, including..... Read More about The Parliamentary Register; or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons...
[Cambridge, Mass: ca. 1920?]. The Legendary Washington Elm. Fine large photograph of the "Washington elm", which was enshrined in 1902 and died a little over twenty years later. This photograph shows the tree already moribund, with monument beneath bearing the carved inscription which preserved the legend: UNDER THIS TREE WASHINGTON..... Read More about Photograph of the elm tree (now gone) of Cambridge, Mass., under which George Washington (by...
np: [American Review], . A set of portraits which originally appeared in the American Review. Apparently they were published in this form by popular demand. Many are engraved after daguerretypes by Mathew Brady. Portraits include Zachary Taylor, Daniel Webster, etc. Read More about The Whig Portrait Gallery (from front cover
Düsseldorf; Berlin: Buddeus; Julius Springer, 1873-84. First Editions. The first four parts of Holst’s monumental study of American History leading up to the Civil War.Contents: 1. Theil. Staatensouveränetät und Sklaverei. [1. Abtheilung. Von der Entstehung der Union bis zur Kompromiß von 1833.] Erster Band. Von der Administration Jackson’s bis zur..... Read More about Verfassung und Demokratie der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika [1. bis 4. Abtheilungen
Hildburghausen & New York: Bibliographischen Institut, 1854. with 48 finely engraved steel plates, most depicting American scenes: the White House; Philadelphia; Illinois; Westpoint; Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Niagra Falls; the Stone Walls, upper Missouri; New Orleans; Colorado River, etc. Read More about Meyer's Universum, oder Abbildun und Beschreibung des Sehenswertheften und Merkwürdigsten der...
Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1796. First edition, with half-title. Ames's speech was one of the most important regarding Jay's Treaty with England, effectively saving it. Read More about The Speech of Mr. Ames in the House of Representatives of the United States, when in Committee of...
Amherst, Mass: vp, 1822-1945. Edward Dickinson (1803-1874), father of Emily, was a prominent Amherst lawyer, treasurer of Amherst College, and U.S. Congressman. He was the son of Samuel Fowler Dickinson, one of the founders of Amherst College. He graduated from Yale in 1823, and opened a law office in Amherst..... Read More about Extensive File of Catalogues of Faculty and Students, from 1822 to 1945
Amherst: J.S. & C. Adams, 1838. Read More about Horae Collegian: a Literary Periodical Conducted By the Undergraduates of Amherst College. Volume...
[Amherest , Mass: 1874]. Melvil Dewey was the Class of 1874. Read More about Amherst College. Class of 1874
Amherst: 1850s. And No Opium Too!!! Membership certificate to the Antivenenean Society, a temperance society that was active at Amherst College during the mid-nineteenth century. Read More about Certificate of Membership in the Antivenenean Society of Amherst College
Greenfield, Mass: Denio and Phelps, Printers, 1818. Rare broadside printing of the trustees and male and female students in the 1818 class of Amherst Academy. Founded in 1814 by a group of town leaders that included Noah Webster and Samuel Fowler Dickinson, Amherst Academy quickly rose to prominence as an..... Read More about Catalogue of the Trustees, Instructors, and Students of Amherst Academy November, 1818
New York: Harper, . First Edition. Read More about Who Killed Society?
[Menasha, Wisconsin: Printed by the Collegiate Press, Banta Publishing Company, for the] Historical Committee, 1952. One of 300 copies. Club history of the oldest American private club, in South River, Anne Arundel county, Maryland, formed before 1723 and meeting in the “new”clubhouse since 1742. Read More about The Ancient South River Club. A Brief History
[New York: for the friend of Edward Eberstadt, Christmas, 1951]. One of 100 copies printed from the American Turf Register, 1837. Read More about Adventures in the Rocky Mountains in 1834
London: Published for John Fielding, 1785-6. First edition. One of the basic contemporary histories of the American Revolution, this detailed narrative was compiled largely from newspaper articles and the proceedings of the House of Commons. It is illustrated with portraits of principals such as Washington, Clinton, Greene, Cornwallis, Burgoyne, Lafayette..... Read More about History of the War with America, France, Spain and Holland commencing in 1775 and ending in 1783
[published New York: Limited Editions Club, printed by Edmund Thompson at Hawthorn House in Windham, Conn, 1935]. The complete set of Angelo's fine, oval miniature drawings for the LEC edition Hawthorne's classic, comprising his original illustrations for the cover, the title page, and the 21 chapter headpieces. Quite as remarkable..... Read More about 23 original drawings, mostly signed ("Valenti Angelo"), for Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE...
Philadelphia: 1947-1962. Uncommon ephemera from this group of Philadelphia anglers, organized by Frank C. Roberts, Jr., and with many members of the Anglers’ Club of New York in attendance. Lee Wulff showed color movies at the Salmon Anglers dinners in 1947-8 (the first program is signed by Lee Wulff); a...... Read More about The Anglers’ Club of Philadelphia. Founding Dinner. The Racquet Club. February 1, 1951 […...
Paris: Desventes de Ladoué, 1770. First edition. Contemporary Satire of Rousseau’s ‘Émile’. A satirical response to Rousseau’s Emile ou l'Education (1762). Where Émile is guided by a wise tutor, the author of Le Père avare mocks from the outset Rousseau’s dictum “le véritable précepteur est le père”, for the narrator’s..... Read More about Le Père Avare, ou Les Malheurs de L'Education; Contenant une idée de ceux de la Colonie de...
Washington: M'Gill & Withrow, 1861. Concerning what Garnett considered the disastrous economic and political consequences of the emancipation of slaves: "...the destruction of southern wealth and industry will be almost complete...You may substitue the slavery of the law...but you will get not half work; and in destroying the personal and..... Read More about Speech of Hon. M.R.H. Garnett of Virginia on the State of the Union Delivered in the House of...
Boston: Published by the Convention [Andrews & Prentiss], 1848. Signed by William Lloyd Garrison, with Lucretia Mott on the Business Committee. Read More about Proceedings of the Anti-Sabbath Convention, held at the Melodeon, March 23 and 24, 1848
Chicago & St. Louis: 1882. A pulpy and cheaply-produced work on the James brothers and the Younger gang, with a frontispiece of Jesse James as he appeared after his death. Comprised of two parts, the first being about the James brothers and the second about the Youngers. "Part II is..... Read More about Train and Bank Robbers of the West. A Romantic but Faithful Story of Bloodshed and Plunder,...
Boston: J. Eastman Chase, 7 Hamilton Place, . A rare photographic portrait of Massachusetts’ North Shore region, including Manchester by the Sea, Beverly Farms, and Pride’s Crossing, with beautifully reproduced photogravures by Jeanette M. Appleton. Read More about Photogravures of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverley Farms, Pride's Crossing