London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848. Read More about The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides … New...
New York: The American News Company, 1865. First edition. The first biography of J.J. Astor (1763-1848), with the story of the Astoria enterprise in the Northwest, as well as details of fur trading, and how Astor built up his empire. Read More about Life of John Jacob Astor. To which is appended a copy of his last will
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...
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, 1796. Bradford's fourth 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..... Read More about Observations on the Emigration of Dr. Joseph Priestley, and on the Several Addresses delivered to...
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:...
Madrid: Victoriano Suarez, 1958. First edition. Read More about Henry Harrisse (1829-1910), Príncipe de los Americanistas. Su vida, su obra. Bibliografía...
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. First American edition. Read More about The Diary of Frances Lady Shelley 1787-1817. Edited by Her Grandson Richard Edgecumbe
London: Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1927. On India paper. Part of the Oxford editions of Standard Authors. On India Paper. This edition containing “all Shelley's ascertained poems and fragments of verse that have hitherto appeared in print.” It originally appeared in 1905. Read More about The Complete Poetical Works…Edited by Thomas Hutchinson
London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1827. First edition. Read More about Memoirs of Mrs. Siddons. Interpersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors
n.p: Reprinted from “The Plough, The Loom, and The Anvil” 1854 by John L. O'Connor, Ca. 1924. First Seperate Edition. Very Scarce. A short biography and tribute to the famed editor and publisher of the American Turf Register, the greatest of the early American sporting publications. A very scarce book..... Read More about Biographical Sketch of John Stuart Skinner. With a Foreword by Fred E. Pond (“Will Wildwood”