New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. Daniel Boone Edition, no. 55 of 200 copies with a manuscript leaf... Read More about The Winning of the West
Washington, D.C: October 23, 1969. Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson writes to Targ, thanking him for sending a copy of The Establishment is Alive and Well by Art Buchwald. "My preoccupation with the activities surrounding the publication of my own book has kept me from the immediate enjoyment of..... Read More about Typed note signed ("Dean Acheson"), 1 p, to William Targ, Editor-in-Chief at Putnam's
Hartford [CT]: June 28th 1777. SMALL COMPENSATION FOR A LIFE AND FORTUNE LOST. An important testament offering proof of the sacrifice and hardship of a memorialized Connecticut hero signed by one of its favorite sons, reading: "Sir pay to Hannah Douglas Executrise (sic) to the Estate of Col. William Douglas..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript Order, Signed "James Church" and "O[liver] Ellsworth" ...
[Madrid: De Orden de S. M…en la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1779]. First Spanish edition. French replying to Charges by the British concerning the American War. Rare. Spanish translation of the French sovereigns' “Exposé des Motifs de la conduite du Roi, relativement à l'Angleterre” published the same year. The..... Read More about Manifiesto de los motivos en que se ha fundado la conducta del Rey Christianisimo respecto a la...
Washington: M'Gill & Withrow, 1861. Concerning what Garnett considered the disastrous economic and political consequences of the emancipation of slaves: "...the destruction of southern wealth and industry will be almost complete...You may substitue the slavery of the law...but you will get not half work; and in destroying the personal and..... Read More about Speech of Hon. M.R.H. Garnett of Virginia on the State of the Union Delivered in the House of...
New York: May 12, 1813. Concerning an indenture between the Columbian Insurance Company of New York and Astor, John Grant and John G. Coster, Merchants relating to lands taken by the British during the War of 1812. Read More about Document, signed (“John Jacob Astor”
Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1977. First edition. Inscribed by the Beale, who was ambassador to the US from Australia during the Kennedy administration, "for dear Jane [Engelhard] / with affectionate regards / from Howard Beale / Nov. 24 '77" Read More about This Inch of Time
London: W. Browne & J. Warren, 1788. Second edition. Second edition of William Bellenden's work on classical political thought, first published in 1615. The original edition praised Cicero, Pliny, and Seneca, while they have been replaced by the editor here with three Englishman. "This work was much admired and much..... Read More about Praefationis ad tres gulielmi bellendeni libros, de statu, editio secunda
Northumberland [VA]: April 29th 1814. DETERMINED ON A SEA LIFE. A former “belle of Philadelphia society,” now living in Virginia, who has been widowed and left in dire financial straits, writes to Biddle during the War of 1812, asking for his help in obtaining a naval commission for her son..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed "Sally D Moore" to Charles Biddle
New York: Harper, 1899. First Edition. Read More about Reminiscences of the Santiago Campaign
v.p. chiefly Boston and surrounding towns: 1835-1895. THE SAGE OF WALPOLE. A grief-laden archive of Francis William Bird (1809-1894) including: 9 autograph letters signed Francis William Bird (“F.W. Bird), on “F.W. Bird & Son” letterhead; 79 autograph letters signed, many being condolence letters from important friends, including Dr. Estes Howe..... Read More about Archive of Francis William Bird
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...
Boston: Oct. 4, 1887. A good early letter on his law firm's stationery. Read More about Autograph Letter, signed. To Hon. Frederick David Ely (1838-1921). "We had hoped for an...
New-York: Printed by Denniston and Cheetham, No. 142 Pearl-Street, 1802. First edition. Part of an ongoing attack on Burr by Cheetham, whose newspaper THE AMERICAN CITIZEN had become a mouthpiece for the Clinton faction of the Republican party. "Cheetham's attack on Burr was based partly on Burr's suppression of "a..... Read More about A Narrative of the Suppression by Col. Burr, of the History of the Administration of John Adams,...
New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1848. First edition. INSCRIBED. Inscribed on the title page "Presented to R. J. Walker by the Author." Read More about The Republic of the United States of America: Its Duties to Itself and Its Responsible Relations...
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,...
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...
New York: 1882. The later appendix (dated August 1, 1883) which is found in many copies, including the Graff copy, is not present here, indicating this copy is of the earliest issue. An interesting, important and uncommon regimental history, including much auxiliary documentation of the soldiers' service in California. Not..... Read More about 1846 - 1882. THE FIRST REGIMENT OF NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS COMMANDED BY COL. JONATHAN D. STEVENSON,...
Londres [i.e., Paris?]: 1787. Advocates of French-American Commerce. A highly important work of political economy, published in Paris under a false imprint, and designed to stimulate investment in the United States by the French. Brissot was one of the most pro-American French thinkers of the period; he later wrote a...... Read More about De la France et des Etats-Unis, Ou De l'Importance de la Revolution de l'Amérique pour le...
Np: October 24, 1891. "I shall be here tomorrow morning at the time you indicate and will be very happy to see you...." Read More about Autograph letter signed ("Grover Cleveland"), 1 p, to a Mr. ?Clairborne
New Bedford [MA]: July 16 '74. A heartfelt letter reading in part: “You ought not to have been required to turn away from your thoughts for a moment from the all engrossing subject that fills them - perhaps it is bette thus… There is nothing like it in the world..... Read More about Autograph letter signed ("John H. Clifford") to F.W. Bird ("My Dear Friend")...
New York: Re-printed and published by Wm. Elliot at the Tontine Coffee House, 1812. First American edition. Printed at the Tontine Coffee House. Testimonies showing how the non-trading policies of America had affected the British nation and economy. The "Remarks" at the back point out that Madison's non-trading policies had..... Read More about An Abstract of the Evidence Lately Taken in the House of Commons, against the Orders in Council,...
New York: F.J. Dow & Co., 139 Nassau St, 1850. First edition. Read More about Complete History of the late Mexican War. Containing an Authentic Account of All the Battles...
Madrid: Libería de San Martín, . First edition. On original pictorial cover is the inscription "Compliments of R.U. Barthe---, Malaga Dec. 11/1899." presumably to Senator Henry Cabot Lodge who owned this book. The author was Chief of Staff of the Spanish Fleet at the battle of Santiago de Cuba. Read More about La Escuadra del Almirante Cervera por el Capitán de Navío
New York: Cornwell Press, 1880. Roscoe Conkling (1829 – 1888) was a Republican politician from New York who served both as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. Read More about Speech of Roscoe Conkling at the Academy of Music New York, September 17, 1880