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
New York: Redfield, 1853. First edition. Read More about Minnesota and its Resourses, to which are appended Camp-Fire Sketches or Notes of a Trip from St....
Chicago: Keen and Lee, 1856. Fourth edition. Read More about Minnesota and its Resourses, to which are appended Camp-Fire Sketches or Notes of a Trip from St....
Moorhead, Minn: ca. 1879. Haynes was located in Moorhead, MN from 1877 to 1879, when he moved his studio to Fargo and became official photographer to the Northern Pacific Railroad and Yellowstone Park, to great success. His early Red River Valley series documented the beginings large-scale "bonanza" farms. George Cass... Read More about Three stereographs of farm laborers operating horse-drawn threshers and binders on "The...
Territory of Minnesota: 1858. Read More about Appointment of N.S. Worden as Commissioner for the Territory of Minnesota
Washington, D.C: September 3, 1824. The grant is for "Section Nineteen, in Township Twenty of Range Fifteen east of the second principal Meridian in the Distict of Cincinnati and State of Indiana, containing Six Hundred and forty Acres." Jeremiah Cox (1763-1836) was among the earliest settlers of Wayne County, Indiana. Read More about Document Signed ("James Monroe") as President, being a land grant for Jeremiah Cox of...
[Massillon, Ohio: Myers Enterprises 21 41 Hills and Dales Rd, 1959]. First edition. A scarce privately printed commonplace anthology of anecdotes, techniques, and aphorisms on outdoor sport, including hunting wildfowl, deer, and other game, and fishing, with notes on dogs and trapping. Read More about The Outdoorsman Scrapbook [Cover title
[Washington, D.C: 1802]. First edition. Read More about Letter from the Secretary of State Accompanying certain Laws of the North-Western and Indiana...
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1931). Reprint. BY ONE OF THE FOUR HORSEMEN. Read More about Knute Rockne. Man Builder
Sandusky: D. Campbell & Sons, 1848. First edition. Scarce according to Eberstadt quoting Thompson 145 “2000 copies were printed but 1300 were destroyed by fire in a warehouse in Tiffin, Ohio in 1849”. Read More about History of Seneca County: Containing a Detailed Narrative of the Principal Events that have...
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1855. First edition. Read More about Minnesota and the Far West
Gottingen: Baudenhoect und Ruprecht's Verlag, 1856. German history of the Mormons. A scarce German history of the Mormons, especially in Missouri. This book gives a run-down of the history of the Mormon church, beginning with a chapter entitled "Joe Smith's jugend" (Joseph Smith's Legend) and continuing on through the history... Read More about Geschichte der Mormonen oder Jungsten-tages-heiligen in Nordamerika
Jacksonville: Published by R. Goudy, 1834. This is the first edition of one of Peck's many publications regarding the state of Illinois and the adjacent country, derived mostly from his own personal experiences as a veteran traveller within and without the state. A useful guide for visitors as well as... Read More about A Gazetteer of Illinois in Three Parts: Containing a General View of the State, a General View of...
Washington, D.C: 1889. First Edition. Inscribed to His Daughter. Inscribed to his daughter in a Tipped in ALS. Read More about A Printed Letter to Some of My Friends
[Belleville,] Illinois: [Printed by B.H. Perryman and H.L. Davison], 1855. First edition. Best picture of Illinois pioneer life" (Howes). "The book deals extensively with social, economic, and political conditions in the pioneer period and with the Black Hawk War... a good picture of frontier society" (Buck). Also contains several chapters..... Read More about My Own Times, Embracing also, the History of My Life
Belleville, Il: 1852. "For his history of the early French communities and the settlement of the American Bottom, Reynolds relied on early pioneers still living" - Streeter. An important early history by a governor of the state who was in office at the time of the Mormon troubles and the... Read More about THE PIONEER HISTORY OF ILLINOIS, CONTAINING THE DISCOVERY, IN 1673, AND THE HISTORY OF THE...
Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin: E. Beeson, Book and Job Printer, August 1862. First edition. Lossing's copy. Owned by the distinguished historian Benson Lossing. This is exactly the sort of book one would have expected to find in his library. Read More about A National System of Finance, Suited to a War or Peace Establishment; Regulating Exchanges and...
Washington: Printed at the Congressional Glove Office, 1854. First edition. Kansas-Nebraska Act. Primarily concerning the issue of slavery in the territories, this speech was part of the debates for the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The act, initiated by Douglas, ultimately repealed the Missouri Compromise allowed the local residents to determine whether the... Read More about Speech of John M. Clayton, of Delaware, on the Bill to Organize Territorial Governments in...
Blackbury: May 26, 1849. Mental Health. Reading in part: "Dear Brother I received yours of the 13 yesterday we are injoying tolerable good health ---health is good think her mind is not so steddy as it usd to be she is considered bymost of people to be inbtinely well She... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed
Montreal: July 2, 1921. Taft writes to Democratic Senator and fellow Ohioan Atlee Pomerene two days after being appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President Harding: "I thank you sincerely for your kind telegram of congratulation. It was good of you to send it. I was much... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm H Taft"), to Senator Pomerene, two days after his...
New Haven, Conn: November 16, 1914. Taft writes to former Ohio Lieutenant Governor Francis Treadway, thanking him for the "kind invitation which you extended to me sometime ago to address the Cleveland Bar Association. As you say, I shall be in Cleveland on November 21st, where I am to address... Read More about Typed Letter Signed ("Wm H Taft"), to Francis W. Treadway
Washington, D.C: Printed by Gales & Seaton by order of the Senate of the United States (18th Congress, 2nd Session), 1824. "The first detailed wagon road project for spanning the continent, Tarascon proposed to build a wagon road sixty feet wide from a point north of the Kansas River on... Read More about Petition of Lewis A. Tarascon, (and others), Praying the Opening of a Wagon Road, from the River...
Philadelphia: Published by Moses Thomas, 1819. First American edition. Read More about Reciprocal Duties of Parents and Children
n.p [New York]: February 9, 1930. An autobiographical letter from the journalist turned playwright briefly sketching his interests as a school boy, to his transition to a professional playwright. Reading in part: “A great American has written that the man is only half himself, the other half is his expression... Read More about Typed letter signed "Augustus Thomas" to "Seymour Halpern" in response to...
London: Effingham Wilson, Waugh & Innes of Edinburgh and W.F. Wakeman of Dublin, N.d. . First edition. Mrs. Towers, "a writer of genuine ability" (Stuart M. Sperry) was the daughter of John Keats’s teacher, John Clarke, and the sister of Charles Cowden Clarke, Keats’s school-friend and mentor. Her husband, [George]..... Read More about Perils in the Woods, or, the Emigrant Family's Return; a Tale