Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Instiution, March 16, 1936. First edition. An important marker in the development of rocketry and... Read More about Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development
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New York: Harper & Row, (1964). First edition. This copy is inscribed by the Author, famous WASP columnist, to his sister Corinne , 'sis", Alsop Chubb, "For darling Corinney with much love and infinite admiration, Joe." Read More about From the Silent Earth. A Report on the Greek Bronze Age
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1978. First American edition. Signed by the author on the flyleaf. Read More about Lady Sackville: a Biography
London: Wyman & Sons, 74-76 Great Queen Street, 1888. First edition. Ads for the Mining Exhibition in Lima 1888 at the end. Read More about The Amazon Provinces of Peru As a Field for European Emigration. A Statistical and Geographical...
London: Hogarth Press, 1937. First edition, remainder binding in typographic “Cheap edition” dust jacket with reviews. In Dust Jackets. Diaries and letters of the mid-Victorian Amberleys, John Russell, Viscount Amberley (1842-76), and his wife Kate (1842-1874), who both died young. Bertand Russell (1872-1970), 3rd Earl Russell was their youngest child..... Read More about The Amberley Papers. The Letter and Diaries of Lord and Lady Amberley. Edited by Bertrand and...
London: Printed for Roger Rea, 1668. Third edition. This was first published in 1631. The section on America (the D gathering) is lacking the first and final leaves but the comments on Virginia are present “on the East it has Mare del Nort, on the North Norumbega, Florida on the..... Read More about A Prospect of the Most Famous parts of the World. Viz. Asia, Africa, Europe, America…
[Boston]: Office of the Daily Commercial Gazette, n.d. [August, 1830]. Rare American Announcement of the July Revolution. This Boston broadside, published by the [Boston] Daily Commercial Gazette, contains extracts from the London papers detailing the July 1830 Revolution in France that overthrew Charles X. It is presumably one of the..... Read More about Revolution in France! [drop title
White Plains [NY]: October 23d 1776. CONTINENTAL RECEIPT FROM THE SAW PITTS. An early receipt of the war, dated “White Plains Oct. 23d, 1776,” and written from the “Saw Pitts,” now Port Chester, NY, six days before the rout of the Continental Army at the Battle of White Plains, reading..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Receipt, Signed "Frederick Tracy" for eight barrels of flour from...
Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1834. First Edition. Collects speeches by Chatham, Burke and Erskine concerning legal issues connected with the American Revolution and other topics, as well as Mackintosh's speech in the trial of Peltier, a French Royalist emigré, for libel of the First Consul of the French Republic (Buonaparte)..... Read More about Celebrated Speeches of Chatham, Burke, and Erskine. To Which is Added the Argument of Mr....
Hartford & Windham [CT]: 1785. A SOLDIER FOR JUST FIVE WEEKS. Too young for marriage and children, but old enough to join the fight for independence, these documents may be the last few remaining records of a largely forgotten soldier of 1776. Samuel Robinson III (1757-1776) was born in the..... Read More about A Group of Two Manuscripts and One Document, Attesting to the Service of Samuel Robinson in the...
Champlain, [New York]: Privately Printed at the Moorfield Press, 1931. First edition, limited to 58 numbered copies. Thomas Nye's 1837 account of his journey to marry Corrina Bowman of Duncklee's Grove, Illinois, describing his travels from Montreal to Chicago, through the Great Lakes, including mention of Cleveland, Detroit, Lake Michigan..... Read More about TWO LETTERS OF THOMAS NYE, Relating to A Journey from Montreal to Chicago in 1837. Edited by Hugh...
Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Man Suffrage Association, 1884. First edition, Boston imprint; variant issue (unrecorded by OCLC), with Massachusetts Man Suffrage imprint [also seen with no publisher's imprint and variant title]. Issued by Massachusetts Man Suffrage Association. OCLC lists no holdings of this issue, published by the Boston Man Suffrage Association;..... Read More about LETTER FROM MRS. CLARA T. LEONARD: Formerly Member of the State Board of Health, Lunacy, and...
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1925. Read More about The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in...
Hildburghausen & New York: Bibliographischen Institut, 1854. with 48 finely engraved steel plates, most depicting American scenes: the White House; Philadelphia; Illinois; Westpoint; Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Niagra Falls; the Stone Walls, upper Missouri; New Orleans; Colorado River, etc. Read More about Meyer's Universum, oder Abbildun und Beschreibung des Sehenswertheften und Merkwürdigsten der...
Hildburghausen & New York: Bibliographischen Institut, 1857. Twenty-three Great American Views. 23 American plates, including 2 of Cuba; 1 of Central America; 1 of Mexico; and Mt. Jefferson; Wall St.; St. Louis on the Mississippi; The Palisades; Harper's Ferry; St. Charles on the Mississippi; Independence Court House (Missouri); Urkwald-Landschaft am..... Read More about Meyer's Universum, oder Abbildun und Beschreibung des Sehenswertheften und Merkwürdigsten der...
New York: Putnam's, 1881. First Edition thus. Read More about Spain...Translated from the Italian by Wihelmina W. Cady
Paris: Desnos, 1764. Read More about Generalites d'Amiens. [Atlas
London: Bodley Head, . First edition. Extra-illustrated with original photos of William Holden. This copy extra-illustrated with 12 original photographs of the actor William Holden (1918-1981) and company; Holden had co-founded the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy in the 1960s with his friend Don Hunt, from whose library this copy comes..... Read More about Journey through Kenya. Introduction by William Holden
London: Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street and Edmund Lloyd, Harley Street, 1810. First Edition, Including a list of subscribers and half-title. Read More about Tunbridge Wells and Its Neighbourhood, Illustrated by a Series of Etchings and Historuical...
Ashby-De-La-Zouch; (Vols. XXII & XXIII) Ipswich: S.H. Cowell, 1855-1889. “The object of the Society is to delineate remains of Antiquity; e.g. ancient Ecclesiastical, Military, and Domestic Edifices, Sepulchral Monuments, Fonts, Brasses, Stained Glass, Tiles, Armour, Dress, Jewellry, Plate Embroidery, Furniture, Carvings, Illuminstions of ancient MSS, Copies of rare Prints, Portraits..... Read More about Anastatic Drawing Society, for the years 1855-57, and 1860. The Ilam Anastatic Drawing Society,...
New York: Printed by G. & E. Waite, No. 64, Maiden-Lane, 1804. Anderson, Alexander. First American edition. The first American edition of a classic work, with the cuts re-engraved (usually in reverse) from the original Bewick edition. Dr. Alexander Anderson (1775-1870) was America’s first wood engraver. Pomeroy identifies the fourth..... Read More about A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures engraved on wood chiefly copied from the original of...
London: Chapman and Hall, 1887. First Edition. Read More about Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in the Gold Regions of Africa
Dublin: printed for Messrs. P. Wogan, P. Byrne, and J. Moore, 1797. First Irish Editionwith half title. Read More about Essays Relating to Agriculture and Rural Affairs
London: Rivingtons, Waterloo Place, 1856. Second Edition. Read More about The History of the Church of England in the Colonies and Foreign Dependencies of the British Empire
n.p. [Edinburgh? 1725?]. First edition. Rare and Early British Bibliography. Rare, anonymously published bibliography of approximately 350 works on British history. Attributed by the British Library to James Anderson, writer to the Signet and noted Scottish genealogist and antiquarian. Divided into fifteen sections, it lists works printed between 1480 (Caxton's..... Read More about Libri de Rebus Britannicis, scilicet, Anglicis, Scoticis et Hibernicis