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
[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
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...
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
Chicago: Published by William C. Hazelton, 1938. First edition. This volumes includes 21 stories of duck shooting, all written by Hazelton, and describing hunts along the Illinois River and elsewhere in Illinois, as well as shoots in Arkansas, Nebraska, and Tennessee.Inscribed "To one Sportsman from another. William C. Hazelton." Read More about Days Among Ducks. Adventures Hunting the Winged Pilgrims of the Air
[Newberry, Michigan: Privately Printed, 1977]. First edition. Read More about Our First Fifty Years 1927-1977. Hiawatha Sportsman's Club. Engadine, Michigan
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...
New York: Jones and Schuyler, Principal Agents of the Company [Printed by the Journeymen Printers' Co-operative Association], 1872. The prospectus for the sale of bonds to invest in an Indiana railroad between Terre Haute and Logansport. Scarce. Read More about Logansport, Crawfordsville & South-Western Railway of Indiana. Eight per cent first mortgage...
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
[Des Moines, Iowa: Privately Printed, ca. 1915]. First edition. A rare account of early Iowa including an account of the Indian massacres at New Ulm and Spirit Lake. From a 1953 Midland catalogue: "The little Ingham books described above are a remarkable series of unpretentious publications containing long extracts from..... Read More about Ten Years on the Iowa Frontier
[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