Boston: J. Eastman Chase, 7 Hamilton Place, . A rare photographic portrait of Massachusetts’ North Shore region, including... Read More
Ocean City, N.J: Ocean City Fishing Club [printed by Eakins, Palmer & Harrar, Philadelphia], 1918. Ocean City Fishing Club. Founded in 1913, the Ocean City Fishing Club is the oldest continuously operated fishing club in the country.Extensively illustrated club book, with portraits and anecdotes of many members (Bruns notes years...
[New York: Jack and Charlie's "Twenty-One" 1954]. No. 797 of 1,000 copies printed on Linweave all rag Brentwood Vellum paper and bound by the Russell-Rutter Company. Limited deluxe edition of the 21 Club's wine list, showcasing their exquisite collection. Inscribed by the editor and co-owner of the 21 Club, "For...
Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press for Private Distribution, [October], 1897. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. RARE — One of 100 Copies.
Boston: Wednesday 23rd Nov, 1859. 'Have Hopes That I Shall See You'. A brief note by the fiery orator, abolitionist leader, and radical Republican Senator from Massachusetts, Charles Sumner (1811-1874), written the year he returned to the Senate after being infamously caned by Representative Preston Brooks after days after Sumner...
Boston: William D. Ticknor and Company, 1847. First edition. Sumner, the great abolitionist, here states that the Barbary Coast's emancipation of White Slaves is only a start as there were still black slaves to be freed in Algiers and in the U.S.
Boston: Beals & Greene, 1850. First edition. The Voices of Compromise, 1850. After the Compromise of 1850 was passed in the Fall of that year, threatening the freedom and rights of escaped slaves, violent protests broke in several Northern states, and many abolitionist were urging defiance of the law. Alarm...
Haddam Neck, CT: 1825-1856. A Connecticut Shoemaker's Account Book 1825-1856. A wonderful look at a craftsman's life in early 19th century Connecticut. Most of Clark's trade came from mending shoes, for which he averaged 40 cents a pair, his steadiest customers being members of the Brainerd family, an old and...
Boston: Press of the Boston Daily Advertiser, L. L. Lewis, Printer, 1829. First edition, with a period in imprint at end of “Congress-street”. The previous October the National Intelligencer had contained a statement made by the President denouncing “certain citizens of Massachusetts as having been engaged in a design to.....
New Haven: Sidney's Press, 1808. Commenting upon American co-minister in Great Britain Pickering's pamphlet on the Embargo and the the controversy between England and the United States. Adams felt the need to respond noting that several statements which Pickering made were biased or not completely true and needed clarification. American...
Washington, D.C: Gales & Seaton, 1821.
Boston: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1831. First edition. This July 4 address is significant, because Adams addresses South Carolina's growing attachment to Nullification as a desirable response to federal tariff policies. He shows here that Nullification is an "effort to organize insurrection against the laws of the United States. "
np: 1952. Eisenhower's Vicuña Coat Man.
Poughkeepsie: [Privately Printed], 1893. First edition. The Adirondacks in the 1850s. The first half of the book contains a memoir or collection of letters on deer hunting, fishing, and outdoor life in the Adirondacks, Michigan, and Canada in the 1950 and 1860s.
Privately printed, 1952. First edition. Uncommon memoir of this early sportsmen's club in the heart of the Adirondacks. Great photographs.Speare is also author of VERSES IN FRENCH CANADIAN PATOIS (1957), which includes poems relating to the Adirondacks.
September 4, 1778.
[Albany: 1860]. Early Albany Law School Photographic Yearbook. A photographic yearbook from the Albany Law School class of 1860, assembled by student Horatio Colony (1835-1917).Opened in 1851, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the United States. Many of its students in the 1850s and '60s became...
Newark: William Tuttle, . First Issue of the 1st NJ Register.
Boston: William White, 1862. First edition.
Boston: April 4, 1721. “Jeremiah Allen of full adge testifieth that on Saturday last being the 1st of April towards the evening he the deponent met with Capt. Christopher Taylor in Schoolstreet, who spoke words very disagreeable to me the deponent, and seemed (to me the deponent) delirious …”Although we.....
Baltimore: Printed for Franklin Betts. wm. Woody, Jr. printer, 1822. First edition thus, using sheets from 1819 edition with new title-page. Sabin notes that, although the author given on the title-page is Paul Allen, the work was actually written by John Neal and "Mr. (Tobias) Watkins." A standard history of...
Cleveland: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1912. First edition.
[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...
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.....
[Burlington]: 7 April 1783. Entrepreneurs of the Revolution. The lands contained all the necessary materials for shipbuilding, and in the Revolutionary War its "bog iron" made cannon balls while its hidden coves sheltered privateers. Blast furnaces, sawmills, glass factories, and brick and tile works followed until the Industrial Revolution drew...