Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1950. Number 204 of 210 copies (200 for sale), signed by the author... Read More about Papermaking by Hand in America
Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 59 Washington Street, 1850. First Edition. Famous scientific expedition exploring the Northern End of Lake Superior was composed of Scientists and Students (mostly from Harvard). Read More about Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation and Animals. With a Narrative of the Tour, by...
Dublin: Thomas Larkin, 1818. The first Dublin edition, originally published in Philadelphia in 1817. Sabin quotes the EDINBURGH REVIEW as stating: "One of the most interesting and instructive books that have appeared for many years." The author, a native Englishman who came to the United States to escape an oppressive... Read More about Notes on a Journey in America, from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois: with...
n.p. (Washington, D.C): Feburary 8th, 1930. ‘It Was Not Luck, But Hard Work’. A plucky letter from the first blind US Senator. Reading in part: “Through an electric shock I lost my sight. Then it was the beginning all over as a blind man to make myself into a successful..... Read More about Typed letter signed "Thos. D. Schall" (Thomas D. Schall) to "S.H." (Seymour...
London: Published by G. Berger, . First edition. "The greater part of the pamphlet is devoted to the trials and experiences of the first few years and it is an excellent picture of frontier life." (Buck). Written by the mother of the family and put into literary form by one... Read More about A True Picture of Emigration: Or Fourteen Years in the Interior of North America; Being an...
Washington, D.C: December 21, 1947. “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master”. “… I am glad to know that Mr. Justice William O. Douglas of this Court will speak at the public dinner to be held in observance of the 100th Anniversary of..... Read More about Typed Letter, signed (“Harold H, Burton”) to Harry Barnard of the Altgeld Centenary Committee...
[Minnesota: privately printed, 1904. First edition. Howard Lake, Minnesota, 1904. Inscribed on the first blank leaf by the author, to Luther A. Brewer (American publisher, president of Torch Press, Cedar Rapids, Iowa). Dated in ink on the wrapper, July, 1904.Account in verse (to a Longfellow meter) of the fishing trip... Read More about Legends of the Fishing Trip in Minnesota
Burlington, Iowa: Published by the Burlington Rotary Club, 1921. First edition. Not in Bruns. Five of the twenty-four poems concern fishing; the illustrations of a Mississippi slough ("pronounced in the middle west, 'sloo' not 'slou'") include a lengthy caption discussing local fishing.This edition unknown to both Bruns and Heller. Read More about Fishin' Poems and Others [Cover title
Dubuque, Iowa: O. A. Bronson Jr, 1871. With Photograph. First volume of this chess journal. The early volumes were called “Dubuque Chess Journal” and “Brownson's Chess Journal,” then in 1876 the title was changed to “The American Chess Journal ”and then in 1877 returned to “Chess Journal.”¶ The portrait photograph..... Read More about The Chess Journal: Devoted to the Interests of Caissa. No. 1 August 1870; No. II, August 15th,...
Washington, D.C: 1862. Copperheads and Unconditional Unionists. This compelling, historical manuscript was penned during the contentious and hostile political environment that was pervasive during the Lincoln Administration. The subscription is for a speech by Pendleton arguing the constitutionality of the proposed “Legal Tender Act,” authorizing the government to issue paper..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Subscription for copies of a speech made by Rep. George H. Pendleton Before...
Cleveland, Ohio: THE SAPERSTEIN GREETING CARD CO, 1939. Read More about Postcard: "Grounds of the Great Lakes Exposition at Night, Looking North Toward Lake Erie....
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press, [ca.1906]. "Author's Autograph Edition" With an Autograph Manuscript Leaf. A handsome and finely illustrated set of Cooper's works, number 21 of 63 copies, with an original autograph leaf of 42 lines from the manuscript of Cooper's 1848 novel, "The Oak Openings;... Read More about The Writings
Cleveland: Short & Forman, 1880. First edition. In addition to technical material, contains instructions on shooting, trapping, and fishing. Read More about Fifty Years with the Gun and Rod, including tables showing the velocity, distance, penetration or...
New Haven: by Thomas and Samuel Green, 1795. With an untitled poem on page 38. Read More about The Heavenly Mansions. : A Sermon preached May 14, 1795, in the City of New-Haven, at the...
Washington, D.C: GPO, 1861. First edition. Read More about Addresses on the Death of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, delivered in the Senate and House of...
Washington, D.C: Globe, 1844. Read More about Speech of Mr. Duncan of Ohio on the Tariff ... May 6, 1844
Battle Creek, Michigan: Review and Herald Steam Press, 1866. First edition. Outstanding copy. A particularly fine copy of one of the rarest Ohio/Michigan books. "The Ohio Hunter is endlessly fascinating, for while some of the episodes are close to fancy, most of them are probably based on fact, if not... Read More about The Ohio Hunter: Or a Brief Sketch of the Frontier Life of Samuel E. Edwards, the Great Bear and...
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. First edition. The memoir of Mrs. John A. Logan, widow of the Union General and politician. This copy generously extra-illustrated and extended to two volumes. The extra-illustrations include the following:Mrs. John Logan, ALS; Dollie Madison, free frank autograph; Richard Wallach, Mayor of Washington, D.C...... Read More about Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife
Washington, D.C: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1836. Featherstonhaugh began his journey in Washington, D.C. and traveled via Pittsburgh and Cleveland before visiting Detroit, and travelling by canoe on Lakes Huron and Michigan to Mackinac and Green Bay, thence via the Fox and Mississippi Rivers to Saint Anthony and Fort..... Read More about Report of a Geological Reconnaissance Made in 1835 … By the Way of the Green Bay and the...
[Kansas City, Mo: Smith Grieves Co.], 1916. First edition. Account of a summer camping and fishing trip by a group of eight friends in the “wonderful Leech Lake country” in northern Minnesota. Scarce. Read More about The Syndicate
New Athens, Harrison County, Ohio: 1898-1899. Read More about Seventy-third Annual Catalogue Franklin College
Minneapolis, Mn: [SOO Line Railway Company, W.R. Callaway], 1904. First Edition. angling, shooting, etc. Read More about The Other Man
Washington. D.C: 21 November 1869. Hard Times for Congressman Garfield from Ohio. Ezra B. Taylor, a Republican lawyer and judge from Garfield's home state of Ohio, was elected Republican Representative to the 46th Congress to fill the vacancy created by Garfield's resignation to seek the Presidency. Taylor served several terms... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed ("J.A. Garfield"), as Congressman from Ohio, to Ezra Booth...
Cleveland, [Ohio]: Tho. Brown, Publisher, Ohio Farmer Office, 1857. First Edition. With tipped in leaf presenting it to thew Essex Institute. Read More about A Treatise on the Artificial Propagation of Certain Kinds of Fish
Philadelphia: Chas. C. Rhodes, 1857. First edition. Read More about Geary and Kansas. Governor Geary’s Administraion in Kansas: With a Complete History of the...
London & New York: G. Routledge & Co, 1858. Second edition, after the first of the previous year. The author's impressions of Bloody Kansas during the mid-1850s. The folding map shows Kansas Territory. Read More about Kansas; or, Squatter Life and Border Warfare in the Far West