New York: May 12, 1813. Concerning an indenture between the Columbian Insurance Company of New York and Astor... Read More about Document, signed (“John Jacob Astor&rdquo
Havana: January 21, 1928. Reading in part: "We are charmed with Cuba. Our Eyes rest with delight upon the beauty of Cuba...We cherish the thought that Cuba in her liberty and indepedndence is the vindication of the idealism of the people of the United States." Read More about Typed Manuscript , Signed. A part of Chamber of Commerce Address on Cuba
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. IN DUST JACKET. Read More about Autobiography of George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy
Washington, D.C: Blair and Rives, 1847. The Bill appropriating Three Millions of Dollars to enable the President to enter into negotions for the restoration of peace with Mexico. Read More about Speech of Hon. John A. Dix, of New York, on the Three Million Bill. : Delivered in the Senate of...
Boston: George R. Holbrook & Co, 1848. Twelfth Edition. The author, a clerk on a steamboat and then a Mexican War Volunteer, was captured by Canales' band of Guerillas and experienced a rigorous Captivity. He describes the wretched internal conditions, incidents of the War, his final escape and perilous return..... Read More about Adventures in Mexico; Experienced During a Captivity of Seven Months
Wilmington, DE: Press of Ferris Bros., Printers, 1883. First edition, one of 50 copies. Privately Printed in a Small Edition. Both this work and DuPont's EXTRACTS FROM PRIVATE JOURNAL-LETTERS … were issued in privately printed editions of only fifty copies for private distribution, and are exceedingly rare. Eberstadt states that..... Read More about Official Dispatches and Letters of Rear Admiral Du Pont, U.S. Navy. 1846-48.1861-63
Wilmington: Ferris Bros., Printers and Binders, 1885. Privately printed edition of 50 copies. The Rarest Du Pont Volume. "These extracts from Du Pont's journal and letters, privately printed for his family by his wife after his death, are a valuable and almost unknown account of U.S. Naval operations in the..... Read More about Extracts from Private Journal-Letters of Captain S.F. Du Pont, While in Command of the Cyane,...
Washington: A. & G. Way, Printers, 1814. An important record of the war economics. Days after becoming the Secretary of the Treasury, Dallas was requested by the Committee of Ways and Means (letter from John W. Eppes) for suggestions on ways to sustain public credit and reduce the war debt..... Read More about Letter from the Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means, to the Secretary of the Treasury, on...
Washington, D.C: Dec. 19 , 1879. A letter from the Senator of Vermont to fellow Republican, and U.S. Representative from New York, Simeon B. Chittenden. Reading in part: I have just rec'd from Mr. William Allen Butler a letter stating that he has examined the technical point I referred to..... Read More about Autograph letter signed ("Geo F Edmunds") to U.S. Congressman, Simeon B. Chittenden...
[N.p: n.d., ca. 1954-58]. “To the Hon. Lewis L. Strauss, with best wishes and warm regards to a distinguished American — from his friend Dwight D. Eisenhower”Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974) was Herbert Hoover’s assistant for two years, 1917 to 1919 and had a successful and distinguished career in business and..... Read More about Portrait photograph, inscribed and signed as President to Lewis L. Strauss
London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1766. Third edition, revised and corrected, of vols.I-III; second edition of vols. IV & V. History of the French and Indian War, drawn largely from primary source material, and with much pertaining to the war in North America and the West Indies. Entick (1703-1773) was..... Read More about The General History of the Late War; Containing Its Rise, Progress and Event, in Europe, Asia,...
[New York: 1881]. Rare broadside poem by the wealthy merchant and philanthropist Field, 1814-1893, on the first man in the U.S. Navy to hold the title of Admiral. Read More about Written on the occasion of the unveiling Farragut statue by St. Gaudens, on 25th May, 1881, City...
[Washington, D.C]: Blair & Rives, 1847. Read More about Mexican War. Speech of Mr. OB. Ficklin, of Illinois
Washington, D.C: 1879 & 1892. FIRST CALIFORNIAN JUSTICE, SECOND LONGEST SERVING AND FIRST TENTH SEAT ON COURT. Field was the first Californian appointed to the Supreme Court. Abraham Lincoln appointed him to the newly created tenth Supreme Court seat, to achieve both regional balance (he was a Westerner) and political..... Read More about Letter, Signed and Telegram (not in his hand). Both addressed to Curtis J. Hillyer
London [i.e., Paris?]: 1787. Advocates of French-American Commerce. A highly important work of political economy, published in Paris under a false imprint, and designed to stimulate investment in the United States by the French. Brissot was one of the most pro-American French thinkers of the period; he later wrote a...... Read More about DE LA FRANCE ET DES ETATS UNIS, OU DE L'IMPORTANCE DE LA REVOLUTION DE L'AMERIQUE POUR LE BONHEUR...
Trenton, N.J: The J.l. Murphy Pub. Co, 1898, 1898. First edition. Inscribed on ffp "With kind regards to Paul Lupke from Wm. Fulper Mch. 22, 1899." Read More about Diary of William H. Fulper on the Cruise of the U.S.S. "Resolute" with forty tons of...
Washington, D.C: J. & G. S. Gideon, printers, . Anti-Texan annexation. Read More about Drop-Title]: Peace with Mexico
New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, 1962. First edition. Inscribed by Goldwater to the great boxing champion: "To the Gene Tunneys with respect and admiration. Barry Goldwater." Read More about Barry Goldwater: Freedom Is His Flight Plan
Paris: Chez Buisson, Libraire, rue Hautefeuille, 1792. First French edition, variant issue. First French edition: The ‘Federalist’ in the French Revolution. The first French edition of Hamilton, Madison, and Jay's celebrated collection of articles supporting the ratification of the United States Constitution. The other issue of this printing contains an..... Read More about Le Fédéraliste, ou Collection de quelques Écrits en faveur de la Constitution proposée aux...
New York: Random House, 1975. First edition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to Jane Engelhard “with deep respect and my love. Averell”. Read More about Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin 1941-1946
London: Printed by J. Streater, for Livewell Chapman, and are to be sold at his shop at the Crown in Popes-Head-Alley, 1656. First edition, variant with “Livewell Chapman” in the imprint. A Classic of Utopian Thought. A celebrated work of political philosophy, which had a profound influence on America’s founding..... Read More about The Commonwealth of Oceana
Washington, D.C: John T. and Lem. Towers, 1854. First Edition. Read More about Remarks of Mr. S.G. Haven of New York : on the bill to enable the President to fulfil the third...
Ottawa, Illinois: Jameson Books, Inc, . Copy #3 of 250 copies of the Special Limited Edition, inscribed to Dick (Scaife) and signed by Edwin Feulner by the President of the Heritage Foundation. DICK SCAIFE'S COPY. Dick Scaife was one of the founding members of the Heritage Foundation. He joined Heritage’s..... Read More about The Power of Ideas. The Heritage Foundation at 25 Years
Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1859. First edition, Large Paper printing. Signed by Holmes, Jr. Signed in blue ink and dated May 23, 1930, by then Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Read More about The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Every Man His Own Boswell
[Philadelphia?]: November 10, 1815. From the Author of “Hail, Columbia”. Hopkinson (1770 - 1842), a U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania and a highly esteemed jurist who argued several landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, is more popularly known as the author of the words to “Hail, Columbia”, which he wrote..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“Jos. Hopkinson”), to John Inskeep, “President of the Insurace...
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...