London: T. Cautley Newby, Publisher. 30, Welbeck Street, 1873. First edition. Slavery in Brazil. Written in English by... Read More about Palmitos. A Novel
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[ El Rancho Bonito, Arizona: Evans School], 1912. Miscellany of poetry and photographs of school life. Among the 17 students of the Evans School at El Rancho Burrito in this year were Louis Gordon Hamersley, Archibald Bullock Roosevelt, and Thomas Archer Morgan. Read More about The Crib 1912
Van Buren, AR: Thayer Bros. Print, n.d., ca 1890s]. First edition. The object of this Association shall be to create and foster a public sentiment in favor of the protection of the Fish and Game in the State of Arkansas, … and to procure the stocking of the streams and..... Read More about Constitution and By-Laws of the Twin City Fish and Game Protective Association of Fort Smith and...
Princeton, NJ: 1947. The total edition was 356 examples of which 53 were destroyed. A very detailed etching typical of the meticulous style of Arms, renowned for his prolific printmaking, specifically of Gothic architecture. Julian P. Boyd was a librarian (1940-52), and later history professor at Princeton University. His preservation..... Read More about Etching of the Herbert Lowell Dillon Gymnasium at Princeton, NJ
Washington, D.C: Way, 1808. Read More about Papers relative to French Affairs communicated by...to Mr. Monroe
Inscribed. "Moms" Mabley (1894-1975) was the preeminent African American female comedian from the mid-20th century, and opened for Louis Armstrong on several occasions. A fabulous association between two of the most important African-American performers of the period. Read More about Photograph signed and inscribed in the image ("Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong), to Jackie...
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1874. First Edition. Interesting inscription, "Purchased at a concert given by some of the students from Hampton .....Brooklyn" These concerts were a fund raising campaign for Virginia Hall. Read More about Hampton and Its Student by Two of Its Teachers With Fifty Cabin and Plantation Songs, arranged by...
Providence: Printed at…by Carter and Wilkinson, 1797. First edition. Included “The Last Words of Shalum; –or the Dying Indian” by Philip Freneau and “On Hearing a Partridge Drum” by his father Dr. Jonathan Arnold, one of the founders of St. Johnsbury, VT. The editor, Burrill, was the Attorney General of..... Read More about Poems by the late Josias Lyndon Arnold, Esq. of St. Johnsbury Vermont formerly of Providence and...
[Asbury Park, New Jersey]: 1924. Nicely produced club book, illustrated with portraits of members, photographs of fishing, line drawings, and a good group of articles. “New Record Tuna Catch” by Claude E. Holgate mentions Zane Grey. Van Campen Heilner (author of Salt Water Fishing, 1937) was president of the club..... Read More about Asbury Park Fishing Club 1924
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First Edition. "Headlines of other Days," is what this book may have been called, according the blurb on the dust jacket flap. "… Mr. Asbury has assembled here the most startling, exciting, and eccentric events in the history of New York City." Many of..... Read More about All Around the Town
New York: The Neale Publishing Co, 1914. First edition. Read More about The Life of Turner Ashby
New York: April 6 1832. Olcott was the president of the Mechanics and Farmers' Bank of Albany, N.Y. and a prominent figure in New York State politics and finance. Reads in part: " I have your letter of 4st & regret---not get the loan of 1200$..." Read More about ALS. To Thomas W. Olcott. About a loan
Frankfort, KY: Printed for the Author by A.G. Hodges, 1842. First edition. A first-hand account of the massacre of Kentucky forces at River Raisin in Michigan during the War of 1812, including the author’s experiences as a prisoner, held by the British and Native Americans. Read More about Narrative of the Suffering & Defeat of the North-Western Army, Under General Winchester
Frankfort, KY: Printed for the Author by A.G. Hodges, 1842. First edition. Read More about Narrative of the Suffering & Defeat of the North-Western Army, Under General Winchester
120 Riverside Drive, New York: 24 December 1959. Fine note to photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt from Brooks Atkinson (1894-1984), New York Times journalist and dean of theater critics, and an early champion of Eugene O’Neill. “When you were working on me you said you were glad it was raining because it..... Read More about Typed Letter, Signed, to Alfred Eisenstaedt, thanking him for portrait prints
Newburyport, Massachusetts: Newburyport Herald Press, . First Edition. History of the landlocked salmon fishery and town in Maine, including two chapters on fishing. Read More about Hinckley Township or Grand Lake Stream Plantation
New York: Harper & Row, . First edition. Read More about The Reds and the Blacks. A Personal Adventure
1934 1936. GROTON SCHOOL. A photographic chronicle of the first two decades in the life of Gordon Auchincloss from infancy to college. Highlights include the Groton School 50th Anniversary, June, 1934 with Fraklin D. Roosevelt pictured seated in the center of the porch, the Groton Football team of which Gordon..... Read More about 2 Photograph Albums of Gordon Auchincloss including images from his years at the Groton School...
New York: Thornhill Press, 1999. 125 of 175 numbered copies printed on handmade paper and signed by Auchincloss, Banfield & the publisher, Luke Pontifell. Read More about Civil Wars: Three Tales of Old New York. Illustrations by Elliott Banfield
New York: npub, 1831. Reprinted selections from a 1828 pamphlet published under the auspices of the New York Anti-Auction Committee, titled “Remarks upon the Aucstion System as practised in New-York....” Very reminiscent of the situation today. Read More about Facts, Important to be Known by the Manufacturers, Mechanics, and All Other Classes of the Community
A list of buyers and money spent. On p.5 is a summary-"Amount of the appraisal $462.61/Amount of the Vendue list $302.09/ less on sale $160.52." Read More about Manuscript of "A lis (sic) of the vendue led at the late residence of Abn. Emens, des. in...
New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1917. First edition. Read More about Audubon the Naturalist. A History of His Life and Times
Cincinnati: Stewart and Kidd Company, 1916. First edition. Account of big game hunting in the St. Elias Range, Yukon Territory."- Arctic Bibliography. Read More about Camp Fires in the Yukon
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First Editiob. Inscribed to Gov. Charles Edison "To Charles Edison the Governorof the sate of New Jersey with the sincere regards of Joseph S. Auerbach." Read More about The Bar of Other Days