New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press, [ca.1906]. "Author's Autograph Edition" With an Autograph Manuscript Leaf... Read More about The Writings
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...
Chicago: Union Publishing Co, 1871. Chicago Fire. Read More about The Great Conflagration. Chicago: Its Past,Present and Future. Embracing a Detailed Narrative of...
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 The act, initiated by Douglas, ultimately repealed the Missouri Compromise allowed the local residents to determine whether the.....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
Hot Springs, Virginia: July 30, 1908. "My dear Ban: The only disappointment I had in Cincinnati was in not getting a chance to talk with you and Charlie Clark, and I don't know what became of you...." The letter is dated the month after he received the Republican nomination for..... Read More about Typed letter signed ("Wm H Taft"), to Otto T. Bannard of the New York Trust Company
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
Aix-en-Provence [France]: 20 January, 1931. ‘I Have Had So Many Exciting Experiences…’. An anecdotal letter from one of the foremost travel writers of the first half of the 20th century.Reading in part: “I have had so many exciting experiences that I really cannot think of one I should put ahead..... Read More about Typed letter signed ("Harry A. Franck") to Seymour Halpern ("Mr. Halpern") ...
Washington, D.C: Sept 18 (c.1931). "GOOD HEALTH AND ATTENTION TO DUTY" A no-nonsense reply from he 15th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Reading in part: “I do not attribute my accession to my present position to anything unusual, but mostly to good health (I did not have to retire) and..... Read More about Autograph Note, Signed "B.H. Fukker," to Seymour Halpern, in response to Halpern's...
New York: Published for Thomas Green Fessenden, at E. Sargent's Bookstore, No. 39, Wall-street, August 30, 1806-September 20, 1806. First edition. Read More about The Weekly Inspector. Vol I: Numbers 1-IV
[N.p. Logansport, Ind., Chronicle Printing Co: Privately printed], 1920. First edition. Sport in Indiana. Accounts of hunting and trapping in the Kankakee marshlands, deer and waterfowl.Werich was born in 1860 in a log cabin in Valparaiso, Indiana, not far from the river. “In the final chapter the author laments the..... Read More about Pioneer Hunters of the Kankakee
Grand Rapids [MI]: Oct. 18, 1915. 'It Was Perfect'. A grateful letter from the American author, conservationist, and spiritualist, to the editor of the Grand Rapids Daily News for a tribute to his recently deceased father. printed by the paper. Known for his travel and adventure books such as The..... Read More about Autograph letter signed (Stuart Edward White") to ("Editor Daily News"
Saint Louis: Joseph Garnier, 1948. An exact facsimile, limited to 300 copies, of the original published in 1841-1842. The original is one of the great rarities of illustrated books on the midwest, Missouri, and Illinois. Read More about The Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated: In a Series of Views
Warsaw [Poland]: May 8, 1931. "INTELLIGENTLY GRASP YOUR OPPORTUNITIES" A reply from the automotive pioneer and statesman whose name will always be associated with the jeep that bore his moniker. Reading in part: "It is hard to answer and I do not think there is one thing that contributes to..... Read More about Typed Letter, Signed, "John N. Willys" to Seymour Halpern in response to Halpern's...
House of Rept, July 26/61. Windom served as, Senator from Minnesota and later as Secretary of the Treasury from March to November 1881, and again from 1889 to 1891. Read More about A.L.S. To Lewis Ashmead. Regretting he has no copies of his speech on the Homestead Bill
Warwick, Mass: Fortieth Congress, September 7, 1868. Windom served as, Senator from Minnesota and later as Secretary of the Treasury from March to November 1881, and again from 1889 to 1891. Read More about Autograph Letter, signed, to "Dear Doctor." Asking about "our" enterprise in...
Winona [MN]: July 17 1873. Republican, William Windom (1827 – 1891), served as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. He also served as Secretary of the Treasury from March to November 1881, and from 1889 to 1891. He was the great-grandfather of actor William Windom, who was..... Read More about Autograph note signed ("W Windom") to ("My Dear Senator") calling a meeting...
Washington, D.C: December 24 1862. Republican, William Windom (1827 – 1891), served as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. He also served as Secretary of the Treasury from March to November 1881, and from 1889 to 1891. He was the great-grandfather of actor William Windom, who was..... Read More about Autograph note signed ("Wm Windom"
Washington, D.C: March 8, 1873. Republican, William Windom (1827 – 1891), served as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. He also served as Secretary of the Treasury from March to November 1881, and from 1889 to 1891. He was the great-grandfather of actor William Windom, who was..... Read More about Autograph note signed ("Wm Windom") to ("Gentlemen"
Madison, Wisconsin: Beriah Brown, printer, 1850. First Edition. An early western periodical designed to "supply an acknowledged deficiency in the periodical literature of the North-west," this ephemeral publication only ran to three issues, March, April, and May 1850. The first two issues contain the papers read at the first meeting..... Read More about The Northwestern Journal of Education, Science, and General Literature. Vol. 1, No. 1
Battle [England]: Printed by Ticehurst and Co, 1889. First edition. Thomas Alnutt Brassey, 2nd Earl (1863-1919) was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. Brassey was an honorary Lieutenant in the London Brigade of Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers from 1888 to 1892. He acted as Assistant Private Secretary to Earl..... Read More about Diary of a Hunting Trip, 1888