Brunswick, North Carolina: 15 June 1768. THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL THEATRICAL GROUP TO PERFORM IN CANADA. Tryon’s letter to... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed, to Governor Ward
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...
London: T. Werner Laurie. [Colston and Co. Limited Printers, Edinburgh], n.d. [ca. 1907]. Second edition. Tarpon and other game fishing. Preface signed Devon, Midsummer 1907. Read More about Sunshine and Sport in Florida and the West Indies
High Point N.C: First Baptist Church, [Edgar Smith Printer], June 6th and 7th, 1935. The North Carolina State Nurses Association precluded African American membership, leading to the formation of the North Carolina Colored Graduate Nurses Association in 1923. The name of the group changed in 1931 to the North Carolina..... Read More about The Thirteenth Annnual Meeting of the North Carolina State Association of Colored Graduate...
[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: Farrar and Rinehart, 1933. First edition, first issue with publisher's monogram design on verso of title and other points. Inscribed. Inscribed at length on the front free endpaper: "Autographed for H.L. Batterman, Jr with cordial regards. My dear Mr. Batterman: It may interest you to know that some..... Read More about Anthony Adverse
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"
Frankfort, KY: Printed for the Author by A.G. Hodges, 1842. First edition. A first-hand account of the massacre of Kentucky forces at River Raisin in Michigan during the War of 1812, including the author’s experiences as a prisoner, held by the British and Native Americans. Read More about Narrative of the Suffering & Defeat of the North-Western Army, Under General Winchester
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...
Jacksonville, Florida: nd. c. 1980s. Likely produced with the intention of publication (or perhaps published in a very small edition in this form, though we find no records of it on institutional databases), this is an extraordinary array of game trophies. From his obituary: "Mr. Cavert would say that his..... Read More about Big Game Trophy Collection of Tillman Cavert Jr. (1916-2013) Jacksonville Florida [cover title
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...
[Memphis, Tennessee: privately printed, 1947]. First edition. Warmly inscribed to the author's cousins on the title-page: "Safari Greetings / to / Marie and Lucien Beckner / My charming Kentucky cousins. / With sincere admiration. / Virginia Field Walton Brooks / Epping Forest Manor / Memphis, Tenn. / Aug. 15, 1950"..... Read More about Screed of Safari Scribe
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....
Northampton [MA]: August 18, 1898. A letter by the American novelist known for his realistic protrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, with an apologetic holograph note that reads: "Pardon the crudeness of my inexperienced typewriter." Cable moved to Northampton, MA, after two essays he wrote encouraging racial..... Read More about Typed letter signed ("G.W. Cable") to Mr. F.C. Norton ("Dear Sir") answering...
Charleston: James S. Burges, 1827. First and only edition. Rarity of American Judaica. 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. The Reformed Society of..... 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. A resident of Charleston from 1796 onward, he became editor of the Southern Patriot and later its publisher. A Sephardic Jew, both he and his brother Isaac were influential among the Reformed Society of Israelites in Charleston. The..... Read More about Reminiscences of Charleston