Battle [England]: Printed by Ticehurst and Co, 1889. First edition. Thomas Alnutt Brassey, 2nd Earl (1863-1919) was educated... Read More about Diary of a Hunting Trip, 1888
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
Kansas City, Mo: Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Co, 1900. Read More about History of Kansas City Illustrated in Three Decades. Being a Chronicle Wherein is Set Forth the...
[N.p. but probably Lawrence, Ks.]: Nov. 10 1856. Glimpse at Kansas life during the border wars. A spirited, if somewhat rambling letter to Gov. Geary of Kansas Territory from a lady in Lawrence. Ms Hall writes during the turbulent border war period, and the point of the letter appears to... Read More about ALS, signed, from Lydia P. Hall to Governor John Geary of Kansas
October 25, 1857 & Feb. 7, 1858. Both of these letters are filled with rich content on Prarie City in Kansas Territory and the California gold rush. In fact, Haven's spends most of the first letter bemoaning his misfortune before discussing "United Brethren have held their annual conference in Prairie... Read More about Two ALS to Mrs R. Winslow
Atchison, Kas: Howe & Co, 1883. First edition. “Early life in Missouri” (Wright). Read More about The Story of a Country Town
New York: The James Kempster Printing Company 117-119-121 Liberty Street, n.d. . First edition. "Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Scotch-Irish Society of America [v. 6, pp. 161-171]" A history of two Scotch-Irish American families from Ohio that gave two fathers and fourteen sons to the military service of the... Read More about A Brief Historical Sketch of the "Fighting McCooks"
Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1950. Number 204 of 210 copies (200 for sale), signed by the author. Schlosser 41 "The last work of the Mountain House Press and the author's magnum opus, this book provides a history of American papermaking by listing and describing the first paper mill in... Read More about Papermaking by Hand in America
Washington, D.C: February 2, 1948. Paul Douglas vs. Carl Sandburg for the Senate. Ickes (1874 -1952), former Secretary of the Interior under FDR (and briefly under Truman) and the administrator of the Public Works Administration, grew up in Chicago himself, and after leaving the administration, remained active not only in... Read More about Typed Letter, signed (“Harold L. Ickes”) to Harry Barnard of Chicago, objecting to...
Springfield: Walters & Weber, public printers, 1845. Acts of the state of Illinois, including several pertaining to the Church of Latter Day Saints at Nauvoo. Joseph Smith was killed by hostile locals at Nauvoo in 1844, after introducing polygamy to the sect by marrying several of his followers' wives. Smith raised..... Read More about Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Fourteenth General Assembly, at Their Regular...
Indianapolis (IN): June 1, 1929. Written while the National and Indiana State Commander of the American Legion, Democrat, Paul V. McNutt (1891-1951) used his position in the influential veterans organization to help him win election as Indiana’s 34th Governor in 1933. Reading in part: “Whatever success I have attained I.... Read More about Typed letter signed "Paul V McNutt" to "Dear Friend" (Seymour Halpern) in...
N. P: Minnesota Historical Society Collections, 1915. Offprint from Volume XV, first Separate edition? This paper was presented at the Monthly Meeting 14 March 1910. Little Crow and the Dakotas. Massacre in the Minnesota River Valley by the notorious Long Crow and his warriors. The author's father was government physician... Read More about Boyhood Remembrances of Life among the Dakotas and the Massacre in 1862
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Parkman Club Publications, Dec. 10, 1895. First Edition and the first publication of the Parkman Club. Inscribed to Eliza Parkman from the Parkman Club. Inscribed “To Miss Eliza Parkman with the kindliest greetings of The Parkman Club of Milwaukee.” The Parkman Club was organized December 10th 1895 for... Read More about Nicholas Perrot. A Study in Wisconsin History
[New-Buda, Iowa]: Jan. 24, 1851. An eloquent and impassioned appeal for Hungarian freedom from centuries of Austrian tyranny, here prepared by the leader of a community of Hungarian exiles living in Iowa. In a paragraph on the last page, Kossuth appoints Ughazi his representative to the United States. The manuscript... Read More about Manuscript in German of Kossuth's Appeal for Hungarian Freedom, Titled "An Das Freie Volk...
Washington, D.C: GPO, 1845. Read More about CONSTITUTION OF IOWA ADOPTED IN CONVENTION NOVEMBER 1, 1844
Washington, D.C: Richie & Heiss, Printers, 1846. Read More about Iowa. Constitution For The State Of Iowa, Adopted in Convention, May 18, 1846
London: John Murray, 1835. First British edition. Tales of Washington Irving's trip to the prairies of Kansas and Oklahoma in the summer of 1832, as published in the series of Miscellanies. Read More about Miscellanies. No. I. Containing a Tour of the Prairies
Chicago: The American Field Publishing Co, 1896. First edition. Read More about Angling in the Lakes of Northern Illinois. How and Where to Fish Them. Interspersed with Numerous...
[Winona, Minn: Winona National & Savings Co, 1941. Fourth Edition. "The introduction to this little booklet recounts the two safaris made to East Africa by the King family, with attendant hunting photos. The rest of the material covers the trophies they collected and displayed in their Minnesota bank" (Czech). Read More about Mr. and Mrs. African Game Trophies
Reading, Pa: Printed by Courier Job Print, Shakopee, Minn [verso of title], . Unknown Civil War drama written by a veteran. State records of Pennsylvania show payment made to one J.S. Kunsman, for his service in company A, third regiment. Aside from its entry in the U.S. copyright office's Dramatic..... Read More about Pride; or, The Fortunes and Misfortunes of War. A New and Original Drama in Six Acts and Six...
Chicago: Gravure Illustration Company, 1916. First Edition. Read More about Art Work of La Salle County, Illinois
. Published in Scribner’s Monthly, vol. XV, pp. 3, 755-767. Sport in Rural Michigan : ‘Deer Hunting on the Au Sable’. Irish-born newspaperman William M. Laffan (1848-1909) worked on San Francisco and Baltimore papers before coming to write for the New York Sun. He became the publisher of the Sun..... Read More about Group of 11 original illustrations of Michigan hunting scenes, for his “Deer Hunting on the Au...
New Harmony, Ind: Printed at the School Press, 1831 - . First edition. By the Co-Founder of New Harmony. William Maclure, the Father of American Geology, and wealthy patron of science and educational reformer, was one of the co-founders of Robert Dale Owen’s New Harmony; indeed, he was its principal... Read More about Opinions, on Various Subjects, Dedicated to the Industrious Producers
Yellow Springs, OH: November 3, 1853. The "father of American public school" writes to accept the invitation of the State Teacher's Association of Ohio to deliver their annual address, and to express his admiration. In part: "I sincerely hope the time has now come when I can establish cordial relations... Read More about Autograph letter signed ("Horace Mann"), to L. Andrews, accepting the invitation of the...
Cincinnati: Published by Applegate & Co, 1855. First edition. Read More about Memoirs of the Life and Services of Daniel Drake, M.D., Physician, Professor, and Author; With...