London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, "gve" uncorrected at line 10 on p. 135 in... Read More about The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D … in Two Volumes
London: Published for the Author by R. Ackermann, 1817. The first edition published the preceding year. Napoleon at St. Helena. Warden was a Surgeon on the Northumberland which conveyed Napoleon to St. Helena. During the voyages and for time at Saint Helena Warden attended Napoleon.¶ The subject matter and criticism..... Read More about Letters written on Board His Majesty's Ship the Northumberland, and at Saint Helena in which the...
Paris: Urbain Canel, Adolphe Guyot, 1833. First edition. Hortense de Beauharnais. Rare biography of Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen Consort of Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland. Read More about Mémoires sur la Reine Hortense, aujourd'hui Duchesse de Saint-Leu
New York: Printed by J. & J. Harper for Collins and Hannay…and William Burgess Jr, 1827. First American edition? A Day with Joanna Baillie. A collection of essays written in a familiar relaxed tone describing people and ideas that interest him including a description of his day spent in the..... Read More about The Living and the Dead. By a Country Curate
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908. First edition. Including essays on Thomas Dover, John Keats, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Locke, Elisha Bartlett, William Beaumont, Pierre Louis, William Pepper, Alfred Stillé, Sir Thomas Browne, Fracastorius, and William Harvey. Read More about An Alabama Student and Other Biographical Essays
Mystic, Connecticut: Privately printed. Publication of The Marine Historical Association, Inc. [The Utter Company, Printers, Westerly, R I.], 1940. Copy number 1 of 100 copies privately printed. Copy #1 of 100. Inscribed on endpaper: “With the Compliments of Henry H. Townshend.” Volume II, No. 1 of the Marine Historical Association..... Read More about Captain Charles Hervey Townshend. Self-Portrait of an American Packet Ship Sailor [Prefatory Note...
London: Printed for T. Davies, J. Dodsley and R. Baldwin, 1773. A New Edition with Additions. Read More about Poems upon Several Occasions…published by Mr. Pope…With the Life of Zoilus: and his Remarks...
Hebron, Connecticut & Philadelphia: Feather and Good & The American Philosophical Society, 1939 & 1947. First edition. Read More about The Artist of the Revolution. The Early Life of Charles Willson Peale. WITH: Charles Willson...
New York: Dood., Mead & Company, 1885. Read More about Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F.R.S. from His MS. Cypher in the Pepysian...
London: George Bell and Sons, 1893. Read More about The Diary of
London: John Russell Smith, 1843. First edition. When almost eighty Mrs. Piozzi apparently “took a great fancy to a handsome young actor, William Augustus Conway and it was reported that she proposed to marry him.” (DNB) These letters were perportedly by her. Whether they were or not "The Preface" was..... Read More about Love Letters of Mrs. Piozzi, written when She was Eighty, to William Augustus Conway
London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861. Second Edition. Read More about Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale). Edited with Notes and an...
Richmond, VA: Press of The Dietz Printing Co. Publishers, 1934. No. 79 of 500 copies. Signed. Signed by Jackson and Whitty. Read More about Poe and The Southern Literary Messenger. With a Foreword by J.H. Whitty
Boston, New York and Philadelphia: Littell, Son and Company, 1854. First edition. Contains an extract from "The Critic" entitled "Edgar Poe." Read More about Littell's Living Age. Conducted by E. Littell. Second Series, Volume V. April, May, June 1854
New York: First Class Press, 1980. One of 30 copies. May be the first separate appearance of this work. It was first published in “Graham's Magazine” April 1842. One of 30 copies. Read More about The Oval Portrait
Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Bradford, 1795. Third edition. Priestley emigrated to America in 1794 following the riots that were directed at him. He had become a citizen of France in 1792 and his pro-French Revolution beliefs combined with his religious teachings caused popular opinion to go against him. Siding with..... Read More about Observations on the Emigration of Dr. Joseph Priestley, and on the Several Addresses delivered to...
London: Printed and sold by John Morphew, 1716. The author was formerly the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The letter protests that Tennison did not accomplish his duties as Queen Mary's confessor at her deathbed. First published in 1695 anonymously. Read More about A Letter to Dr. Tennison, upon Occasion of a Sermon, entitled A Sermon Preach'd at the Funeral of...
New York: Dix, Edwards & Co., 321 Broadway, 1856. First American edition. Read More about Rachel and the New World. A Trip to the United States and Cuba. Translated from the French of
London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 1858. First edition. Read More about Memoirs of Rachel
Paris: Michel Lévy Freres, 1863. First edition. Lasting eminence. Renan's Romantic conception of the historical Christ as a sort of gentle, pastoral Jewish philosopher aroused a storm of controversy, and was "... an immediate and resounding success both at home and abroad . In six months sixty thousand copies of..... Read More about Vie de Jésus
London: Waterlow & Sons, 1886. First edition. An expansion of the extremely rare "Sketch By An Old Oxonian" of 1880. WIth superb Woodburytpe portrait. The second attempt at a biography of the legendary explorer, linguist, and author Richard F. Burton, utilizing the contents of a short "Sketch" by Richards, Burton's..... Read More about A Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton collected from "Men of Eminence", from Sir...
Boston: Dana Estes and Company, . First edition. Inscribed "E.S.V. with much love from Laura E. Richards Christmas, 1911. Read More about Two Noble Lives. Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe. By Their Daughter
New York: Published by William Faro, Inc, 1931. Number 31 of 50 copies printed on special Utopian laid paper, signed by the author. Inscribed. Inscribed on the blank “For John Heart with the complimens of Samuel Roth”. Read More about The Private Life of Frank Harris
London: Chatto and Windus, 1880. Rowlandson, Thomas. First edition. Read More about Rowlandson the Caricturist. A Selection from his Works, with Anecdotal Descriptions of His Famous...
Pasadena, California: Trail's End Publshing Co, . Collector's Edition, one of 600 copies. Read More about Charles M. Russell The Cowboy Artist. A Biography & A Bibliography
London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1840. First edition. Inscribed form the editor. Inscribed from Mrs. Bradford, the editor to J. Arabella Holt March 28, 1840 with clipped fragments from two letters from Mrs. Bradford pasted to endpapers. Read More about Memoirs of the Princess Daschkaw, Lady of Honour to Catherine II. Empress of All the Russias:...