[New Haven]: 1869. Photographic yearbook for the Yale class of 1869, with many fine images of the New... Read More about Yale College Yearbook, Class of 1869
The Hague: August 1, 1795. "The character of the American people is so universally and essentially republican..." Nathaniel Freeman, Jr. (1766-1800) was a Harvard classmate of Adams. Initially elected to the Fourth Congress as a Federalist Representative in 1795, he would change party affiliation to Jefferson's Democratic Republicans in 1797..... Read More about Important Autograph Letter Signed, to Nathaniel Freeman, on the disagreements between Federalists...
New York: Publkished and for Sale by Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897. One of 115 copies on hand made paper. Read More about A Prospect of the Colledges in Cambridge in New England. Engraved by William Burgis in 1726. The...
Princeton, NJ: 1947. The total edition was 356 examples of which 53 were destroyed. A very detailed etching typical of the meticulous style of Arms, renowned for his prolific printmaking, specifically of Gothic architecture. Julian P. Boyd was a librarian (1940-52), and later history professor at Princeton University. His preservation..... Read More about Etching of the Herbert Lowell Dillon Gymnasium at Princeton, NJ
Boston: William D. Ticknor & Co.; New York: J. & H. G. Langley, 1846. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Bowditch to Oliver Wendell Holmes. Presentation Copy to Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. The son of Nathaniel Bowdith, the mathematician and author of the Practical Navigator, Henry Ingersoll Bowditch (1808-1892) received..... Read More about The Young Stethoscopist, or the Student's Aid to Ausculation
Jamaica Plain: July 2nd, 1877. Reading in part: " I send you for your monthly an essay I wrote, a year or two since, for a friend to read to a literary society..." Abolitionist, Transcendentalist, editor of the liberal Western Messenger. He purchased the Brook Farm in 1855, but never..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed. To Walter Sawyer
N.p: "Xmas Day", 1908. "I am smoking your health" A photo postcard showing Twain smoking a pipe in a windowsill at Stormfield, flanked by his business advisor Ralph Ashcroft and his secretary Isabel Lyon. In full: "Dear Mr. Coe: I am smoking your health in your noble cigars. I wish..... Read More about Autograph postcard, signed ("SLC"), on Christmas Day
London: 1792. Each signed on front pastedown by Alistair Cooke Harvard, January, 1933. Purchased while he was putting on Plays at Harvard for the Hasty Pudding. Read More about Bell's Theatre
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...
New Haven: Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green, 1784. First edition. Read More about Yale-College Subject to the General Assembly. [Caption title:] The right of the General Assembly...
Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland ...D. Henchman, [Cornhill], 1733. First edition, with half-title. Jonathan Dickinson (1688-1747) was born in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and attended one of the earliest classes at Yale College, graduating in 1706. While there are not a lot of details of his early life, he did end up..... Read More about THE SCRIPTURE-BISHOP VINDICATED: A Defence of the Dialogue Between Praelaticus and Eleutherius,...
Oxford? November, 1665. Downing Street named after. One of Harvard's earliest graduates, Downing is best known for his involvement in taking New York from the Dutch. He served Cromwell as foreign minister, quite successfully. In 1655 he was sent to France to convey Cromwell's unhappiness with Louis XIV and his..... Read More about Vellum document, signed "G. Downing,"
New Haven: 1865. A Brooklyn, New York family descended from Evert Duyckinck of the Netherlands. White Cornell Duyckinck was born on October 23, 1843, in Brooklyn, New York. On both his father's and mother's side, he was descended from early seventeenth century immigrants. He graduated from Yale College in 1865..... Read More about From the Yale Yearbook 1865 Photograph, Signed. WITH: on reverse George P. Dutton, Ellsworth Maine
New York: George Bunce, 1794. Read More about A Discourse, on the Genuineness and Authenticity of the New-Testament: delivered at New-Haven,...
New Haven, Ct: Privately Printed, 1948. First Edition, one 100 copies from the Yale University Library Gazette for October 1948. Inscribed on half title "To Mr C. Tiffany Richardson with the compliments W R Coe Feb 29, 1949." Richrdson was a golfer and a stockbroker. Read More about The William Robertson Coe Collection of Western Americana
1830s-40s. A collection of letters written to George Barrell Emerson (1797-1881), pioneer of girls' education and cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson graduated from Harvard in 1817, and served as tutor in mathematics and natural philosophy there from 1819 to 1821. He left that post in 1821 to become the..... Read More about A collection of 16 ALS, being received correspondence from various New England thinkers and...
London: T. Evans and W. Otridge, 1774. Fifth Edition. The classic book on buccaneering. Exquemelin was an eyewitness of many of the events he records here, and the work has been the source and inspiration for innumerable tales, novels, plays, and films. “Perhaps no book in any language was ever..... Read More about The History of the Bucaniers of America
Cambridge: Aug 29 1826. Reading in part "I do not know how Cummings & Hilliard would make such a mistake as I have often told them that the Nat. Phi. (Natural Philosophy) was to consist of four vols. I have moreover...": Farrar was Hollis Professor of mathematics and natural philosophy..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed, to Professor Parker Cleaveland of Bowdoin
Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1854. A Distinguished American Provenance, Benjamin Pierce. Inscribed on the flyleaf, “Charles Henry Davis with the love of his Friend and Brother Benjamin Pierce Junction Grove 19 Nov '58.” Benjamin Pierce was an American mathematician who taught at Harvard University for approximately 50 years..... Read More about Goethe's Sammtliche Werke
Cambridge: Charles W. Sever, University Bookstore, 1880. Sixth Edition. Author's very popular first book which first appeared in the Harvard Lampoon as "The Wallflowers" in January, 1878. Read More about The Little Tin Gods-on-wheels, or, Society in our Modern Athens : a trilogy after the manner of...
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. Second edition. Felton was the President of Harvard University and a famous classical scholar, the last 300 pages are devoted to Modern Greece. Read More about Greece, Ancient and Modern. Lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute
New haven: 1865. James Hadley (March 10, 1821 - November 14, 1872), American scholar, was born in Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York, where his father was professor of chemistry at Fairfield Medical College. At the age of nine an accident left him lame for life. He graduated from Yale University..... Read More about From the Yale Yearbook 1865 Photograph, Signed. WITH: on reverse an unidentified portrait
Cambridge: Published by Hilliard and Brown. Printed by Hilliard, Metcalf, & Co, March, 1827. An interesting article starting on p. 13 "Miseries of the Spectacle family" details the problems of near-sighted students with girl and hunting, p. 90 has the Obit. of O. W. Precott. The Register ran for one..... Read More about Harvard Register No. 1
[Cambridge: Harvard University, 1867]. A distinctive portrait of the young Lowell reading, possibly from his Harvard 1867 photographic yearbook. Lowell wrote a history of the French Revolution and practiced law. Read More about Portrait of historian Edward J. Lowell, reading
[Cambridge: Harvard University, 1866]. George Kendall Warren (1824-1884) was a distinguished northeastern landscape photographer and the most highly-regarded collegiate yearbook photographer to elite northeastern institutions: Dartmouth, Williams, Brown, Weslyan, Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, West Point, Union, and Harvard. The Class of 1866 graduated George A. Glass and Frank Wright, founders of..... Read More about Harvard Class of 1866 Photographic Yearbook