New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press, [ca.1906]. "Author's Autograph Edition" With an Autograph Manuscript Leaf... Read More
New York: Redfield, 1853. First edition.
Chicago: Keen and Lee, 1856. Fourth edition.
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...
Territory of Minnesota: 1858.
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.
Nauvoo, Illinois: October 27, 1845. Report from Nauvoo describing the death of Joseph Smith and plans to migrate west. A long and outstanding letter from an important early member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, Titus Billings, written from Nauvoo, Illinois, to relatives in Massachusetts, describing the murders 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.
[Washington, D.C: 1802]. First edition.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1931). Reprint. BY ONE OF THE FOUR HORSEMEN.
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”.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1855. First edition.
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...
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...
Washington, D.C: 1889. First Edition. Inscribed to His Daughter. Inscribed to his daughter in a Tipped in ALS.
[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.....
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...
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.
Cincinnati, [Ohio]: 1870.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Philadelphia: Published by Moses Thomas, 1819. First American edition.
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...