Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York: May 20, 1941 - May 8, 1944. "I cannot feel that he... Read More
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...
Brooklyn, NY: "The Union" Steam Printing House, 1865. First edition.
Petersburg, Va: nd.
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.....
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.
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.....
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...
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.
Boston: Samuel T. Armstrong and Crocker & Brewster New York: John F. Hayen, 1822. First edition. Captivity takes place in Tennessee.
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.
St. Louis, Mo: Printed Privately, Britt Printing Company, . First edition. Signed. Signed on the title by Dacy.
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"...
New York: The Outing Publishing Company, 1908. First edition.
Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogwell, 1886.
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...
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...
[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...
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...
[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.
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...
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...
[Providence, R.I: 1884]. First edition. Streeter: "Jenks contibuted much by his hunting expeditions to contemporary knowledge of the Everglades' geography and inhabitants."Uncommon.
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.....
Washington, D.C: Feb. 24, 1840.
Washington, D.C: Feb. 24, 1840.