New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. First edition. Inscribed to Kay Boyle. Inscribed in green ink on the... Read More about The Sweet Flypaper of Life
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..... Read More about 1918 Year Book. Ocean City Fishing Club
New York: [Privately Printed], 1919. First edition. Inscribed on the flyleaf, “Christmas Greeting, Henry Abbott”. Abbott’s little birchbark books, tales of hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, were privately printed between 1914 and 1932. "All the series rare and expensive”, according to Bruns. Read More about Fish Stories
Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press for Private Distribution, [October], 1897. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. RARE — One of 100 Copies. Read More about Myopia Songs & Waltzes With Winchester and Hamilton Chat
Washington, D.C: Buell & Blanchard, 1852. This is the great abolitionist’s first major speech (a Boston edition appeared in the same year) in the Senate, attacking the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. ”Sumner entered the Senate on Dec. 1, 1851. By that time, the compromise measures of 1850 had been..... Read More about Freedom National; Slavery Sectional. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, on His...
New York: John A. Gray, 1860. In 1860, abolitionist, Gerrit Smith, brought a libel suit against several prominent northern Democrats of the “Vigilant Association,” for publishing accusations that Smith had full knowledge of John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry beforehand and that he was a member of what became known..... Read More about Gerrit Smith and the Vigilant Association of the City of New-York
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..... Read More about Proceedings of the Constitutional meeting at Faneuil Hall, November 26th, 1850
Boston: July 13 1874. Key Member of the Secret Six. A heartfelt letter to his friend and fellow abolitionist, expressing his condolences for the loss of Bird’s son, and explaining that he cannot attend the funeral. Reading in part: “I heard on Saturday of your son’s sudden death, and in..... Read More about Autograph letter signed ("F.B. Sanborn") to Francis William Bird ("My dear...
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..... Read More about Manuscript Account Book of Edward R. Clark, Shoemaker
[Philadelphia: 1883]. Compendium of Game Laws and tables of close seasons for the mid-Atlantic states, with rules of various trap shooting clubs: Rhode Island, New York, Long Island, Hurlingham (England). and Ranelagh. With gun and ammunitiona makers’ ads at end.The Constitution and By-laws of the West Jersey Game Protective Society..... Read More about Act of Incorporation and Constitution and By-laws of the West Jersey Game Protective Society...
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..... Read More about Correspondence between John Quincy Adams, Esquire President of the United States and Several...
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..... Read More about A Letter to the Hon. Harrison Gray Otis...on the present State of Our national Affairs: With...
Washington, D.C: Gales & Seaton, 1821. Read More about Message from the President of the United States transmitting a Report of the Secretary of State...
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. "..... Read More about An Oration addressed to the Citizens of the Town of Quincy, on the Fourth of July, 1831, the...
np: 1952. Eisenhower's Vicuña Coat Man. Read More about Autograph Note Signed to LIFE photographer ALFRED EISENSTAEDT, "For Alfred Eisenstaedt with...
New York: Francis & Laurel, Stationers & Printers, 1871. First Edition. Metroplitan Museum of Art. The museum first opened on February 20, 1872. Read More about Address of the Officers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the People of New York
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. Read More about Letters from the Woods. [Editorial Correspondence.] Random Rhymes, from 20 to 70. Annual...
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. Read More about Hollywood Club Memoirs
New York: Secretary’s Office, 22 Park Row. [P. F. McBreen & Sons, Printers], 1892. First edition. Second yearbook, annual report, and membership list of this private club in the western Adirondacks, which in 1892 owned 102,000 acres and controlled sporting rights to some 75,000 additional acres. The club was formed..... Read More about Adirondack League Club 1892 [Yearbook
[n.p: s.n., 1927]. An anonymous narrative of a camping trip in the Adirondacks, Moose River Mountain, Black Bear Mountain, Bald Mountain, Limekiln Lake. The party fished for trout (though sometimes ended up with shiners), foraged for blueberries and raspberries, and met some characters along the way, including (to the author's..... Read More about A Weeks Sojourn in the Adirondack Mountains [cover title: A Week of Camping at Third Lake...
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1885. First Edition. Read More about Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence
Brockton, Mass: Harold C. Keith, April, 1931. First edition. ONLY COPY. Well written and nicely illustrated privately printed account of an Alaska hunting expedition. The party of four, organized by H. Wendell Endicott, comprised Endicott, George Perry, Latham Reed, and Harold C. Keith, whose diary for 14 August to 7..... Read More about Being the Diary of a Hunting Trip in the Interior of Alaska in the Summer of 1930. Printed...
[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..... Read More about Autograph album with photographs and inscriptions of Albany Law School Class of 1860 and faculty
Newark: William Tuttle, . First Issue of the 1st NJ Register. Read More about Alden's New-Jersey Register and United States' Calendar, for . 1811