New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. First edition. The memoir of Mrs. John A. Logan, widow of the... Read More about Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife
Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 59 Washington Street, 1850. First Edition. Famous scientific expedition exploring the Northern End of Lake Superior was composed of Scientists and Students (mostly from Harvard). Read More about Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation and Animals. With a Narrative of the Tour, by...
n.p. (Washington, D.C): Feburary 8th, 1930. ‘It Was Not Luck, But Hard Work’. A plucky letter from the first blind US Senator. Reading in part: “Through an electric shock I lost my sight. Then it was the beginning all over as a blind man to make myself into a successful..... Read More about Typed letter signed "Thos. D. Schall" (Thomas D. Schall) to "S.H." (Seymour...
[Minnesota: 1909]. Group of photos depicting a winter hunting trip to Trout Lake Minnesota. Printed card to inner cover lists the following members present for this trip: B. W. How, R. M. Wolvin, J. M. Truby, M. J. O'Rourke, and H. W. Brown [his name is gilt-stamped to upper cover..... Read More about Trout Lake, Minn. Dec. 10-19, 1909 [cover title, stamped in gilt
London: Published by G. Berger, . First edition. "The greater part of the pamphlet is devoted to the trials and experiences of the first few years and it is an excellent picture of frontier life." (Buck). Written by the mother of the family and put into literary form by one..... Read More about A True Picture of Emigration: Or Fourteen Years in the Interior of North America; Being an...
Washington, D.C: December 21, 1947. “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master”. “… I am glad to know that Mr. Justice William O. Douglas of this Court will speak at the public dinner to be held in observance of the 100th Anniversary of..... Read More about Typed Letter, signed (“Harold H, Burton”) to Harry Barnard of the Altgeld Centenary Committee...
[Minnesota: privately printed, 1904. First edition. Howard Lake, Minnesota, 1904. Inscribed on the first blank leaf by the author, to Luther A. Brewer (American publisher, president of Torch Press, Cedar Rapids, Iowa). Dated in ink on the wrapper, July, 1904.Account in verse (to a Longfellow meter) of the fishing trip..... Read More about Legends of the Fishing Trip in Minnesota
Burlington, Iowa: Published by the Burlington Rotary Club, 1921. First edition. Not in Bruns. Five of the twenty-four poems concern fishing; the illustrations of a Mississippi slough ("pronounced in the middle west, 'sloo' not 'slou'") include a lengthy caption discussing local fishing.This edition unknown to both Bruns and Heller. Read More about Fishin' Poems and Others [Cover title
Dubuque, Iowa: O. A. Bronson Jr, 1871. With Photograph. First volume of this chess journal. The early volumes were called “Dubuque Chess Journal” and “Brownson's Chess Journal,” then in 1876 the title was changed to “The American Chess Journal ”and then in 1877 returned to “Chess Journal.”¶ The portrait photograph..... Read More about The Chess Journal: Devoted to the Interests of Caissa. No. 1 August 1870; No. II, August 15th,...
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938. First edition. Read More about The Growth of Chicago Banks
Chicago: 35th and Iron Streets, 1909. The company was started for the dismantling odf the Chicago World's Fair. They became “Harris Brothers’ Homes” in 1913. Of the six national companies, selling kit homes through mail-order catalogs, Harris Brothers was probably the least-well known. Read More about Chicago House Wrecking Co. Catalogue No160A. 1909-1910
Chicago: Felix Mendelsohn, 1929. One of 2000 copies. Read More about Chicago and Its Makers; a Narrative of Events from the Day of the First White Man to the...
[Chicago: Kaufmann-Fabry Photographers, 1934]. Copy no. 3. “This edition consists of two hundred and fifty-seven copies printed on photographic paper from the official negatives made by Kaufmann and Fabry and are autographed by the president and the general manager of a Century of Progress in recognition of this splendid pictorial..... Read More about A Century of Progess International Exposition, Chicago, 1933-1934
Chicago: W.B. Sloan, . An early Chicago almanac and imprint, with travel distances via rail and steamboat, along with prose, poetry, and other miscellany. Only a handful of copies located. Scarce. Read More about Sloan's Almanac and Traveler's Guide for 1851
Washington, D.C: 1862. Copperheads and Unconditional Unionists. This compelling, historical manuscript was penned during the contentious and hostile political environment that was pervasive during the Lincoln Administration. The subscription is for a speech by Pendleton arguing the constitutionality of the proposed “Legal Tender Act,” authorizing the government to issue paper..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Subscription for copies of a speech made by Rep. George H. Pendleton Before...
Cleveland, Ohio: THE SAPERSTEIN GREETING CARD CO, 1939. Read More about Postcard: "Grounds of the Great Lakes Exposition at Night, Looking North Toward Lake Erie....
Chicago: Privately Printed, 1923. First edition. Read More about The African Diary of a Poor Shot
N.p. [Chicago?]: Privately Printed, 1927. First edition. Privately Printed Account of Safari in Kenya. Inscribed by the author on the ffep in 1928 to Daniel E. Pomeroy, a member of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African expeditionCzech: "A quite scarce book, this details the author's safari into Kenya accompanied by Philip Percival. Traveling..... Read More about The Unbelievable Game Country
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press, [ca.1906]. "Author's Autograph Edition" With an Autograph Manuscript Leaf. A handsome and finely illustrated set of Cooper's works, number 21 of 63 copies, with an original autograph leaf of 42 lines from the manuscript of Cooper's 1848 novel, "The Oak Openings;..... Read More about The Writings
Cleveland: Short & Forman, 1880. First edition. In addition to technical material, contains instructions on shooting, trapping, and fishing. Read More about Fifty Years with the Gun and Rod, including tables showing the velocity, distance, penetration or...
Fenton, Michigain: Fenton Independent Presses, 1892. First edition. RARE. Read More about The Art of Shooting
New Haven: by Thomas and Samuel Green, 1795. With an untitled poem on page 38. Read More about The Heavenly Mansions. : A Sermon preached May 14, 1795, in the City of New-Haven, at the...
Decatur, Ill: 1910s. Showing mostly women sports (Field hockey) and sorority life probably at Millikin College founded in 1901. Read More about Decatur Illinois College Album
Washington, D.C: GPO, 1861. First edition. Read More about Addresses on the Death of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, delivered in the Senate and House of...
Washington, D.C: Globe, 1844. Read More about Speech of Mr. Duncan of Ohio on the Tariff ... May 6, 1844
Springfield, Missouri: H.S. Jewell, [c. 1911]. "The Mollyjoggers" was the name of a hunting and fishing club in Southwest Missouri along the James River, after a species of minnow found in the river and streams of the area. The author was asked by the proprietor Mr. H.S. Jewell of The..... Read More about The Mollyjoggers. Tales of the Camp-Fire. A Brief History of the origin and experiences of an old...