Paris: Dentu, An XI-1802. First edition. Read More about Voyage à la Louisiane, et sur le continent de l'Amérique Septentrionale, fait dans...
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
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 at..... Read More about Sketch of Winter Quarters captioned and signed on the rear
Brooklyn, NY: "The Union" Steam Printing House, 1865. First edition. Read More about The Trip of the Steamer Oceanus to Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C. Comprising the Incidents of...
N.p: n.d. [ca. 1890?]. Politician or Statesman. "The politician looks to the good of 'the party' and to his personal ascendancy. The statesman builds his fame upon the welfare of his country. C.M. Clay"Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810-1903), knew something about the difference between a politician and a statesman: an abolitionist..... Read More about Autograph sentiment, signed ("C.M. Clay"
New York: Greeley & McElrath. Tribune Office, 1844. New edition, revised, enlarged and brought down to the year 1844 by the author. Campaign Biography for his 1844 Presidental run. Read More about The Life and Public Services of Henry Clay brought down to the Year 1844
V.p. at sea, and Cuba, Florida, Greece, Italy: 1822-33. Commonplace book kept by a sailor in the West Indies and Mediterranean, largely consisting of original compositions — poems, songs, prose, drama, including the account of a pirate attack in the Florida Straits — and embellished with 15 watercolor drawings.The sailor..... Read More about Sailor's commonplace book with entries comprising original drawings, stories and poems, written...
Mobile, Alabama: Alba Fishing & Hunting Club, 1933. Unrecorded constitution and rule book of this private club on the Dog River, established for “the social and literary advancement of its member, the establishment of a park and fishing grounds, the stocking, protection and use of the same …” and still..... Read More about Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of the Alba Fishing & Hunting Club. Adopted and Effective...
London: Printed by Samuel Buckley, 1739. First edition. Treaty of Pardo. The 1739 Treaty of Pardo was an attempt by Spain and England to avoid war over issues of trade, smuggling, freedom of the seas, and boundaries of the Georgia and Carolina colonies. The two powers eventually fought in the..... Read More about The Convention between the Crowns of Great Britain and SPain, concluded at the Pardo on the 14th...
Boston: Coral Gables Corp. 185 Devonshire Street, c. 1925. Coral Gables was one of America's first planned communities. Merrick started it, but bad luck led him to his last job as postmaster of Miami where he died in 1942 at 55. Read More about Coral Gables Miami Riviera
Boston: Samuel T. Armstrong and Crocker & Brewster New York: John F. Hayen, 1822. First edition. Captivity takes place in Tennessee. Read More about The Little Osage Captive: An Authentic Narrative
London: 1834. The scarce London edition, issued a year after the first American edition printed in Cincinnati under a slightly different title. "Spurious biography, not authorized by Crockett; attributed to James S. French" - Howes. Read More about SKETCHES AND ECCENTRICITIES OF COL. DAVID CROCKETT, OF WEST TENNESSEE
St. Louis, Mo: Printed Privately, Britt Printing Company, . First edition. Signed. Signed on the title by Dacy. Read More about Four Centuries of Florida Ranching
New York: Printed for I. Riley and Co, 1806. Second edition, second printing. The first fictional account of the Pocahontas legend, first printed for the author in 1805 under the title Captain Smith and Princess Pocahontas; this expanded version appeared in the same year, with "A Memoir of the Author"..... Read More about The First Settlers of Virginia, an Historical Novel, Exhibiting a View of the Rise and Progress...
New York: The Outing Publishing Company, 1908. First edition. Read More about Florida Enchantments
Charleston, [South Carolina]: Burges & James, 1846. First edition. Litchfield Copy. William Elliott (1788-3 Feb. 1863) was a third-generation South Carolina planter, writer, and sportsman. He served in the state senate for nearly two decades, and was respected as one of the most gifted planters of the old South producing..... Read More about Carolina Sports by Land and Water. Including Incidents of Devil-Fishing, &c
Morganton, North Carolina: 24 February 1975. The North Carolina senator writing “I consider a high school education vitally necessary for everyone. The more education one can obtain after completing high school the better. A person may be robbed of his possessions, but not of his education.” He notes that he..... Read More about Typed letter, signed “Sam I. Ervin Jr”
[Oxford, Miss: Oxford Eagle, 1950]. First edition. Single leaf broadside, regarding the Oxford attempt to ban beer, with a letter from the original collector of the sheet, who was a graduate student at the time that Faulkner left it in his car; his wife saved it. He also states that..... Read More about Beer Broadside, To the Voters of Oxford
Cambridge, Mass: 17 March 1960. The historian responding to Hartley's query about the importance of education on his writing career and Fay responded “I did find my education in the Washington high School helpful for creative writing but not nearly so much so as the later college and university study..... Read More about Typed letter, signed “Sidney B. Fay”
[San Francisco]: Printed at the Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of Claifornia, . 280 copies, signed by Ed, Mary& Robert Grabhorn. Malette Dean and Sherwood Grover. Read More about The Discovery of Florida, being a true relation of the vicissitudes that attended the Governor...
Winter Park, Fla: Febry 19th, 1914 & Feb., 18, 1916. William Charles Comstock was born October 20, 1847 in Oswego, New York. He attended Northwestern University earning a BA degree in 1867 and a Masters degree in 1870. From 1868 to 1893 Comstock was engaged in the grain business in..... Read More about 2 ALSs to Miss Milburn
Ocala, Fla: 1890-1896. The album contains sketches, some dried flowers, letters and a number of ribbons including ones from C.,C. Gold Camp, the Florida State Teacher's Association, and ribbons and receipts to the National Republican League convention in Denver in 1894, as well as a ticket to the top of..... Read More about Sketch Book and Memory Album
London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1880. First edition. Kingston (1814-1888) was a prolific author of juvenile novels (“On the Banks of the Amazon,” “In the Wilds of Africa,” etc.): “…in his day he was perhaps the most popular of juvenile writers.” — Kunitz & Haycraft. Interestingly, he also translated Jules..... Read More about In the Wilds of Florida. A Tale of Warfare and Hunting
Jacksonville, Florida: February 19, 1876. The First Florida Retiree. “Spinner, a strong nationalist, was an important adviser to Chase on matters such as the circulation of greenbacks (which bore Spinner's distinctive, hard-to-duplicate signature) and the creation of a national banking system. … Needing large numbers of reliable employees not subject..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed (“F.E. Spinner”) to Angling author George Dawson, dated...
Washington, D.C: Feb. 24, 1840. Read More about A Report of the Register and Receiver at St. Augustine, East Florida, upon certain Spanish...