An original drawing by the eccentric and compulsive hoarder Langley Collyer, who, with his brother Homer, lived in... Read More about Drawing: Train engine straight on
Hanover, New Hampshire: Benjamin True [Vol. I]; Boston: Printed by E. Lincoln for Caleb Bingham [Vol. II], 1798-1804. First editions of both volumes. Notable account of an American scoundrel. Stephen Burroughs (1765-1840) was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, enlisted in the army at age 14. He soon deserted and was..... Read More about Memoirs of Stephen Burroughs
Philadelphia: May 27th, 1915. A letter and clean, crisp autograph by marketing pioneer and famous Philadelphia department store founder and owner, John Wanamaker (1858 - 1922), a merchandising genius and proponent of the power of advertising, who employed the first full-time ad copywriter, and whose other credits include the creation..... Read More about Typed letter signed ("John Wanamaker") to ("Mr. A.E. Daniels"
Cambridge, Mass: Byerly Printing Company, 39 Hammond Street, June, 1901-March 1902. First edition. VERY RARE. Charming amateur production. Read More about The White Dog. A Monthly Magazine
Northampton [MA]: August 18, 1898. A letter by the American novelist known for his realistic protrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, with an apologetic holograph note that reads: "Pardon the crudeness of my inexperienced typewriter." Cable moved to Northampton, MA, after two essays he wrote encouraging racial..... Read More about Typed letter signed ("G.W. Cable") to Mr. F.C. Norton ("Dear Sir") answering...
New York: published by Kelly & Whitehill, 1868. Printed by Charles Hart. J.L. Giles was a Designer and Lithographer at 111 Nassau Street, NYC. Read More about Lithograph, colored: "The Great International Caledonian Games / Held at Jones Woods,...
Winter Park, Florida: The Orange Press, 1930. First and only edition. “With a chapter of 23 pages on hunting and fishing, including a chronological list of the fish and game taken by members. The Hartwood settlement is close to home, about 20 miles distant. At last report the club was..... Read More about Traditions of Hartwood. A Narrative which has to do with the Region in the Vicinity of Hartwood,...
Cheerry Valley: The Cherry Valley Gazette Print, 1880. Thirdt Edition. An important contribution to the history of New York's border wars, and a book that excited much attention, inspiring several other frontier histories in New York and adjoining states. "A pioneer work in the annals of early western New York..... Read More about Annals of Tryon Country; or, the Border Warfare of New York, During the Revolution
Elizabeth, New Jersey: April 12, 1774. The document, written in a neat secretarial hand, if for a tract of land on Canoe Brook in Essex County, New Jersey, near "the Road that crosses the Mountains from Newark to Morris Town", that is being sold by to Frederick Jones by Jonathan..... Read More about Manuscript Deed to a Piece of Land in Essex County, New Jersey, with Legal Description, April 12,...
[New Jersey]: March 9, 1747/8. This is a quit claim to a tract of land on Canoe Brook in Essex County, New Jersey, owned by Gardner, and assigning title to Samuel Gardner, probably a relative. The very densely written document is signed by Isaiah Ball, Gershom Wood and Thomas Gardner..... Read More about Manuscript Quit Claim to a Piece of Land in New Jersey owned by Thomas Gardner
[Boston: 1837. Results of a Massachussetts senate committee created to consider the expediency of aboloishing capital punishment in the commonwealth. The committee recommended against it. Michigan would become the first state to abolish capital punisment, in 1846. Read More about Report on Expediency of Abolishing Capital Punishment
[Boston: n.d., ca. 1908?]. First and only edition. Brief humorous account, finely printed of this hunting and fishing club (with by-laws and roster of members), first organized in 1908 at Bova's restaurant in Boston after an outing to Damariscotta, Maine. The three members were Travers D. Carman (whose card is..... Read More about The We Three Club
[New York]: Printed by Albert B. King, 81 William St, 1894. UNRECORDED. The Carteret Gun CLub was a shooting club established in 1883 in Bergen Point at the southern tip of Bayonne, New Jersey. Until the industrialization of the Bayonne waterfront during the first world war, Bayonne was “a beautiful..... Read More about The Carteret Gun Cub. Bergen Point, N.J. 1894
Boston: Charles Libbie & Co...W.F. Brown & Co., Printers, 1884. Read More about Catalogue of the Historical Libraries of the late Hon. Charles Hale and the late Hon. Nathan Hale...
New York: Charles Magnus 61 Bowery. Read More about Letterhead with 16 hand-colored oval view of Central Park above printed "Central Park...
Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by James Chattin, in Church-Alley, 1754. The Second Edition. Read More about A Journal or, Historical Account...With: The Works of...Vol. II
New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, 1771. First edition. Thomas Bradbury Chandler (1726-1790) was a Loyalist clergyman, devoted to the Anglican Church, who advocated the appointment of bishops for the American colonies. A debate arose between him and Dr. Charles Chauncy of Boston, which this publication pursues. On the approach..... Read More about The Appeal Farther Defended; in Answer to the Farther Misrepresentations of Dr. Chauncy
Bellows Fall, Vermont: 1830s-1870s. Son of Levi Chapin, Jonathon was born in Vermont in 1802. Also accounts for Jane Chapin who did candle dipping, made frocks, etc. Read More about Account Book for Jonathon Chapin's Farm Account Book
Wilkesbarre, Pa: Printed and Published by Sharp D. Lewis, 1830. First edition. Howes: "The first history of this valley." Read More about A Sketch of the History of Wyoming...to which is added an Appendix, containing a Statistical...
Philadelphia: May 13th 1780. THE OTHER FRENEAU. A letter complaining bitterly of compensation recieved for a horse. Reading in part: "I am informed that you have recd. £50 for the Horse that I lost in Mr. Budinot's service, this sum is so far from making me any satisfaction that I...... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed, "Peter Freneau," to John Covenhoven of Freehold, New Jersey,...
Charlestown, [Mass.]: May, 1757. FAMILY FARM FROM A 1663 LAND GRANT. In 1663, Francis Norton and Nicholas Davison were granted 500 acres by Charlestown for various services rendered to the town. Norton was a haberdasher and successful merchant, who made most of his money in the fur and fish trades..... Read More about Autograph Document, Signed ("Thad. Mason"), as Clerk of the Middlesex Courts for a...
[N.p., New York? n.d., 1924]. Charter, by-laws, and list of members of this private sporting club on Brodhead creek, a tributary of the Delaware river in Monroe county, Pennsylvania, established in 1897 by trout fisherman from New York and Philadelphia. Membership is limited to 22 (with two honorary members listed..... Read More about Charter and By-Laws of the Parkside Angling Association, Henryville, Pa
New York: Macmillan, 1938. First edition. The Maine author's most famous novel, a story of two servant women and a modern retelling of the story of Tristan and Isolde, set in Cornwall. Read More about Dawn in Lyonesse
New Haven: Sidney's Press for John Babcock and Son, New Haven and S. Babcock and Co. 329 King-St. Charleston, S.C, 1823. Read More about Simple Truths, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children at an Early Age
Washington: Office of Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac, 30 January 1862. Buffalo Contingent. Marshall writing to Mrs. Russell concerning the imminent arrival of her sister Delia and her parents in Washington where they will swell the ranks of the Buffalo delegation already there. He mentions the Spauldings, Pratts..... Read More about Autograph letter signed “John E. Marshall”
Virginia: 1861. WIlliam H. Wyker. Original Civil War Sketch by a Union Officer. A folksy sketch of an officer's cabin at the outbreak of the war, reading: "Camp Big Chestnut Winter Quarters in old Virginia 1861." A native of Easton, Pennsylvania, William H. Wyker enlisted in the First Pennsylvania Regiment..... Read More about Sketch of Winter Quarters captioned and signed on the rear