[Miami]: The Florida East Coast Hotel Company, . First edition. “How would a tarpon weighing 185 pounds suit... Read More about The Judge’s Tarpon. A Comedy of the Royal Palm
Philadelphia: Printed for the Author, 1814. His intention in this pamphlet is to show that the seat of earthly magnetic power comes from the center of the earth. The author was from Washington, Georgia. Read More about An Essay on the Central Influence of Magnetism
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...
[Washington, D.C: Globe Office, c. 1833]. The Alexandria Canal was major significance for water transportation into Virginia. Hardin was an important Kentucky politician, who serves several terms in the Houise of Reps. and led the way for the passage of the bill for construction of the canal. The canal connected... Read More about Subscription List for "Speech (given in Congress) of the Hon B. Hardin (1784-1852) on the...
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895 & 1896. First edition , First Issue. Read More about A Kentucky Cardinal. A Story. WITH: Aftermath. Part Second of "A Kentucky Cardinal"
Columbia, N.C: University of South Carolina Press, 1947. First edition. "The scene of all stories in My Health Is Better In November is the South; most of the incidents recorded took place in South Carolina. They constitute a delightful expression of one of the major aspects of life in the... Read More about My Health Is Better In November. Thirty-Five Stories of Hunting and Fishing in the South
[N.p: Privately printed], 1951. Fifth edition, no. 99 of 250 copies signed by the author, additionally inscribed by the author on the first plate. Inscribed. The fifth edition of Babcock’s classic work (first published in 1920). With a nostalgic preface, noting “Fifteen years have passed since the publication of the... Read More about The Tarpon. A Description of the Fish with some hints of its Capture
Paris: Pierre Ribou, 1707. One of the First Histories of Virginia. An early edition (published the same year as the Amsterdam and Orleans editions) of the earliest history of Virginia, after Captain John Smith’s. Written by a planter who spent most of his life there. It was written primarily to..... Read More about Histoire de la Virginie
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
Philadelphia: April 15, 1842. THE PROPOSED TERMS SEEM HARD. Written at the nadir of Biddle’s career during a time when he was struggling with debt.“I have had the pleasure of receiving your favor of the 31st inst. The proposed terms seem hard - and I had always hoped that as..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed "N.Biddle.” to S. Griffith Fisher, of Mobile Alabama regarding...
Asheville, NC: Asheville Printing Company, 1899. First edition. Read More about Some Aspects of the Race Problem in the South
Cleveland: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1914. Prints important documents in English translation on the history of the Southwest never before published. Read More about Athanase de Mezieres and the Louisiana-Texas Frontier 1768 - 1780: Documents Published for the...
St. Charles County, Missouri Territory: July 5, 1819, September 8, 1827 and October 30, 1876. Signed by Daniel Boone's Sons, Daniel M. and Nathan. Daniel Boone (1734-1820), born near Reading, Pennsylvania, is known as a great pioneer and Indian fighter. His family left for North Carolina in 1750 and settled... Read More about Together, three documents signed by Daniel Boone's sons: Manuscript Document, signed by Daniel M....
Harrisonburg: Davidson and Bourne, 1813. First Edition, with half-title. Read More about The Mountain Muse. Comprising the Adventures of Daniel Boone; and The Power of Virtuous and...
New York: The Derrydale Press 127 East 34th Street, 1931. Edition of 250. Finely executed portrait of a young George Washington.Ralph L. Boyer (1979-1942) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and under William Merritt Chase. He illustrated a number of books for the Derrydale Press... Read More about Colonel George Washington 1732-1799 Foxhunter
Richmond, Virginia: Garrett and Massie Incorporated, (1941). First edition. The Author is the great-granddaughter of Emily Donelson who herself was the niece of President Andrew Jackson and who served as Hostess at the White House for him.Inscribed to Howard C. Smith "The author joins with Mary Phelps in Christmas Greetings-Pauline... Read More about Emily Donelson of Tennessee
Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York: May 20, 1941 - May 8, 1944. "I cannot feel that he is gone ... " When Richard Byrd was just twelve years old in 1900, Adam ("Kit") Carson, a friend and associate of his father's in the family's law firm, invited the young... Read More about 5 Typed Letters Signed ("Dick") to the wife of his mentor and old friend, Adam C....
Charleston: James S. Burges, 1827. First and only edition. A rare pamphlet issued by the first Jewish Reform movement in the United States, the Sephardic Reformed Society of Israelites in Charleston, South Carolina, recording an address by one of the movement’s leaders, who was also patriarch of an important southern..... Read More about A Discourse Delivered in Charleston, (S.C) on the 21st of Nov. 1827, Before the Reformed Society...
Charleston: Joseph Walker, Agt., Stationer and Printer, 129 Meeting-st, 1866. First edition. History of Charleston by a long-time resident, with some discussion of the period of secession. Read More about Reminiscences of Charleston
New York: Banks & Bros, 1889. Read More about The Provinces of the Written and Unwritten Law. An Address Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the...
Charleston, South Carolina: [c. 31 August 1886]. An album of 120 vintage albumen photographs showing the devastation to the city of Charleston, South Carolina, following the earthquake of August 31, 1886. Estimated to have reached a magnitude of between 6.6 and 7.3 on the Richter scale, the earthquake left 60... Read More about Album of 120 photographs of the aftermath of the Charleston earthquake of 1886
Charleston: Steam Power Presses of Evans & Cogswell, 1861. First edition. Confederate Imprint. Read More about By-Laws of the Orphan House of Charleston South Carolina. Revised and Adopted by the Board of...
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,...
New Haven: Sidney's Press for John Babcock and Son, New Haven and S. Babcock and Co. 329 King-St. Charleston, S.C, 1823. Read More about Simple Truths, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children at an Early Age