London: Printed by J. Streater, for Livewell Chapman, and are to be sold at his shop at the... Read More about The Commonwealth of Oceana
London: 10 April 1764. Montgomerie fought in the Seven Years' War, where he served with George Washington. "In 1757 he raised a new regiment of highlanders, the 77th foot, 1460 strong, having been commissioned lieutenant-colonel-commandant on 4 January. He commanded the regiment in the capture of Fort Duquesne in 1758..... Read More about Document Signed awarding Power of Attorney to Samuel Holland (Surveyor General of Canada
Boston: Bela Marsh, 24 Cornhill, 1848. Second edition, with additions and corrections. The first edition, published by the Anti-Slavery Office, Boston in 1847 was titled "Facts for the People" Read More about A History of the Mexican War, or Facts for People, showing the Relation of the United States to...
Boston: Bela Marsh, 24 Cornhill, 1848. Second edition, with additions and corrections. The first edition, published by the Anti-Slavery Office, Boston in 1847 was entitled "Facts for the People. Read More about A History of the Mexican War, or Facts for People, showing the Relation of the United States to...
Washington, D.C: July 27, 1982. Moynihan on Abortion. Remarkable letter from the Irish-Catholic Senator from New York: “I personally do not favor abortion, but I will not impose my own moral standards on others … The question of abortion is a deeply personal one and no matter what the decision..... Read More about Typed Letter, signed (“DP Moynihan”), to James Heineman, giving his views on abortion
Washngton, D.C: U.S. Government Printing Office, June, 1975. Laid in is a typed note from the desk of Eileen Bissell to Senator Mike Mansfied, dated June 9, 1976.“Mrs Engelhard would so greatly appreciate it if you would be kind enough to inscribe her copy of the Commission’s Report.”Also laid in..... Read More about Commission on the Organization of the government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, . Nelan, Charles. First edition. Nelan's political cartoons of the Spanish-American War that he drew while he was at the New York Herald (c. 1897), compiled here in the author's only book. The frontispiece depicts Nelan in a self-caricature. Read More about Cartoons of our War with Spain
Philadelphia: 1885. Revised 1885. Oswandel was Late of Company C, First Regiment Penna. Volunteers. Read More about Notes of the Mexican War 1846-47-48. Comprising incidents, adventures, extracts from ancient...
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958. First edition. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed: "To Jane and Charley [Engelhard] / from one whom remembers a wonderful weekend at their house. / Drew Pearson / April 11, 1959". Laid in is a note from Jane Engelhard explaining th the circumstances of the gift, and..... Read More about U.S.A. - Second-Class Power?
New York: W.W. Norton, . First edition. Inscribed on the half-title: "To Jane [Engelhard] / with very real affection and gratitude / Clai" Read More about Power and Policy: America's Role in World Affairs
Philadelphia: Feb. 7, 1799. A COLORFUL DESCRIPTION OF A "FISHTOWN" SAILOR. An entertaining affidavit of citizenship for a sailor from the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, now known as “Fishtown,” which was home to a large number of German immigrants in the 18th century, who made their living shad fishing on..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Affidavit of Citizenship, signed by "Robert Wharton Mayor of...
np: nd (c. 1848). First and only edition. Pillow was a friend of President Polk. He infuriated Gen. Scott, who tried twice had him tried, but failed. Read More about Defence of Major Gen. Pillow before the Court of Inquiry at Frederick, Maryland : against the...
Washington, D.C: GPO, 1900; 1901. Lodge's Copies. Read More about Proceedings of the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate March 1897 - March 1899 [and...
np: nd. One Hundred Copes Privately Printed for the Author. Correction in text. Written after the great naval engagement at Santiago de Cuba between the Spanish and American Fleets. It was first published in the NY Sun on May 18, 1898. Read More about The Man Behind the Guns
New York: September 17, 1929. The Most Perilous Time in My Life. Reading in part: "I don't know what the most perilous time in my life was, but I suppose it must have been various times during the war. The hunting trip that was the biggest success was the one..... Read More about Typed Letter Signed, "Theodore Roosevelt" to Seymour Halpern
Portsmouth, [NH]: 1805-1872. VICTIM OF A FRENCH PRIVATEER. This is a fascinating collection chronicling an episode of the "Quasi-War" between the US and France. The Barque ‘Mary” which hailed out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was attacked and boarded off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. An article in "The Balance and..... Read More about French Spoliation Claims and Policy of Assurance of the American merchant vessel “Mary”
nd. WILLIAM SHIRLEY AND CROWN POINT. Shirley’s Rough message to the Massachusetts General Court and House of Representatives reads in part: "Gentlemen of the House of Representatives, I cannot in faithfulness to the great interest of this or all of the neighboring Provinces in the success of the designed expedition..... Read More about Govr. Shirleys Rough Messa. to the Represen. for an Establishment for the Quarter Master &...
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900. Contains among the various reports “Government reports on the Battles and Capitulation of Santiago de Cuba,” “Comments of Rear-Admiral Plüddemann on the Main features of the War with Spain,” and “Sketches from the Spanish American War.”¶ Senate Document 388, with the yellow slip preceeding title..... Read More about Notes on the Spanish-American War
Philadelphia: J. Hoover & Sons, 1898. Schley was selected "at the opening of the Spanish-American War to command the Flying Squadron at Hampton Roads...when Cevera's ships reached Martinique, the Flying Squadron...at 9:35 (July3, 1898) the Spanish ships emerged from the harbor (of Santiago) and turned westward, Schley's flagship, the Brooklyn..... Read More about Chromolithographic Print: "Destruction of Admiral Cervera's Fleet at Santiago De Cuba, July...
Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1898. First edition. Read More about Message from the President of the United States Transmitting the Report of the Naval Court on...
Washington, D.C: Published by John C. Rives, 1857. New edition. Read More about The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, being the Letters of Benjamin Franklin,...
Washington, D.C: March 14, 1929. Ray Lyman Wilbur (1875-1949) was the only physician on the faculty at Stanford University when he began his career there as an instructor and later an assistant professor, while still maintaining a full-time medical practice. Wilbur finally gave up his practice when he became a...... Read More about Typed note signed "Ray Lyman Wilbur" to "Mr. Halpern" (Seymour Halpern) in...
New York: Macmillan, . First edition. Inscribed on the flyleaf by Symington, former U.S. Chief of Protocol, "To Jane [Engelhard], whose beauty, generosity, and gentle strength have made this a better world. With admiration and love, Jim Symington" Read More about The Stately Game
New York: Published at 128 Nassau Street, 1850. Read More about Life and Public Services of Gen. Z. Taylor : including a minute Account of his Defence of Fort...
New York & London: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. First edition, early issue with the dedication leaf. An interesting collection of sketches of Mexican culture and life by this retired United States Minister to Mexico. Included are descriptions and discussions of cockfighting, bull fighting, relations with Texas, the California question of..... Read More about Recollections of Mexico
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition. DEDICATION COPY INSCRIBED TO THE AUTHOR’S SON. A very handsome presentation copy which is also dedicated to Train’s son, John, and inscribed: “To “Choo-choo” with much love from “Pop” the Puritan and the author. Arthur Train May 31, 1941”Better known for his..... Read More about Puritan's Progress