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SCHMUCKER, Samuel M. HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN THE UNITED STATES: WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF ITS CAUSES, AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ITS HEROES. Philadelphia: Jones Bros. & Co.,. 3 Vols., 512pp., 511pp., 716pp., complete. Later printing revised and completed by Dr. L.P. Brockett, of the work begun by Schmucker who died a year after the publication of the first volume in 1862. It appears to have been variously produced during the war by several different publishers. This octavo set is bound in deluxe red embossed leather, lettered and decorated in gilt and blind on front back and spine with marbled edges. Light rubbing and wear to extremities. Faint damp staining to top of last few signatures of volume three. An appealing and unusual set.
KENDRICK, John B. HISTORY OF THE WALLINGFORD DISASTER. Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1878. 76p. Bound in red moire silk with gilt title to front board. A narrative history of a destructive tornado with 8 lovely illustrations. Title page just about detatched. $125.00
BRYANT, William Cullen, ed. PICTURESQUE AMERICA. NY: D. Appleton, (1872-1874). 2 Volumes, Folio, Original ornately decorated full brown morocco, gilt edges, inner dentelles. 49 Steel Engravings (2 Engraved Title Pages) and Hundreds of Woodcuts in the text. Overall the contents are fine clean and bright. The bindings show a little wear, but they are strong, bright and appealing. Unusual for this set. $750.00
ABBOT, Rev. Abiel and Rev. Ephraim ABBOT. A GENEALOGICAL REGISTER OF THE DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE ABBOT, OF ANDOVER, GEORGE ABBOT, OF ROWLEY, THOMAS ABBOT, OF ANDOVER, ARTHUR ABBOT, OF IPSWICH, ROBERT ABBOT, OF BRANFORD, CT. - AND GEORGE ABBOT, OF NORWALK, CT. Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1842. xx + 197 pp. 8vo., brown ribbed cloth with printed paper spine label. Spine slightly worn at heel and crown, and light rubbing to cloth. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown, and ink gift inscription to front flyleaf. Very good, interior clean and tight. $225.00 #83919 order or inquire
FIELD, EUGENE. CULTURE'S GARLAND, being Memoranda of the Gradual Rise of Literature, Art, Music and Society in Chicago, and other Western Ganglia. With an Introduction by Julian Hawthorne. Boston, Ticknor, 1887. Octavo. xvi, 325 (11) pp. First edition. A collection of amusing sketches and stories, with Field's own drawings. Number 16 of "Ticknor's Paper Series" for "leisure hour and railroad reading." In the original pale green wrappers printed in red. Closed tear along front joint. Some light toning here and there to cover, but on the whole a remarkable copy of a scarce and fragile book. (BAL 5733). $375.00 #72508 order or inquire
[BARRON, William]. HISTORY OF THE COLONIZATION OF THE FREE STATES OF ANTIQUITY, APPLIED TO THE PRESENT CONTEST BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HER AMERICAN COLONIES. WITH REFLECTIONS CONCERNING THE SETTLEMENT OF THESE COLONIES. London: Printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, 1777. i-[viii],151 pp. Quarto, side-sewn in (contemporary?) plain paper wrappers, with title supplied by hand on top wrapper. Half-title leaf is detached and edge-chipped. Top-edge of one leaf is cut away, but without loss of text, and the final leaf has a pinky-shaped peninsula of loss affecting just one word. A few text pages are browned but most are clean, though several have dog-eared corners. Wrappers, plus intital and closing leaves are soiled. The text justifies colonial taxation as an ancient practice. Offered as is. (Howes B179, Kress B.9, Sabin 3644a). $425.00 #75252 order or inquire
HEARTMAN, Charles. AMERICANA: PRINTED AND IN MANUSCRIPT. Metuchen, NJ: Published by the author, 1930. 120 pp. 4to., green marbled paper covered boards with paper label on front board. Bookseller's catalogue with some extraordinary items of Americana (books and ephemera); includes facsimile title pages and a two- color folding facsimile reproduction of the first state of John Filson's Map of Kentucke (1784). Near fine, with minor edgewear to boards. Front board slightly bowed. Minor foxing to endpapers. Scarce. $100.00 #79592 order or inquire
SONGSTERS FOR FREEDOM - INSCRIBED
HUTCHINSON, John Wallace. STORY OF THE HUTCHINSONS (Tribe of Jesse). Compiled and edited by Charles E. Mann. With an introduction by Frederick Douglass. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1896. 2 vols. First edition. Inscribed presentation copy from John Hutchinson with a four line verse. The Hutchinsons, a popular singing family, toured tirelessly in support of the abolitionists, the temperance movement and women's suffrage. 8vo., blue cloth, spine in gilt, t.e.g. Illustrated throughout. The set is edgeworn with a little loss to the spine ends, the front hinge of volume 1 is cracked and both rear hinges starting, still a solid set. (Not in Dumond; not in Work). Quite scarce. $1,250.00 #80248
DOUGLASS, William. A SUMMARY, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL, OF THE FIRST PLANTING, PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH-AMERICA. 2 VOLUMES. London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1760. First English edition. viii, 568/iv, 416 pp. 8vo., contemporary light speckled calf with gilt morocco spine labels. Joints tender, spines slightly chipped. Ex-library with usual markings (19th century spine labels). Boards worn at corners and heel and crown; spines rubbed, gilt lettering bright. Lacks folding map, else near fine internally with offset toning to front and rear pages, minimal foxing. Bindings tight. (Howes D446). $650.00 #82384
CROCKETT, David. ACCOUNT OF COL. CROCKETT'S TOUR TO THE NORTH AND DOWN EAST, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Four. His object being to examine the Grand Manufacturing Estates of the Country; and also to find out the Condition of its Literature and Morals, the extent of its Commerce, and the Practical Operation of "The Experiment." ... Written by Himself. Philadelphia: E. L. Carey and A. Hart. Baltimore: Carey, Hart, and Co., 1835. First edition. Frontispiece portrait. 12mo: 234 pp., + 34 pp. publisher's catalogue. Rebacked nineteenth century brick cloth, with early cloth spine laid down, and a replacement paper label. Ex library; bookplate to front pastedown, a small stamp and an embossed seal to t.p., but no external marks. Heavy foxing at endpapers and some light, scattered foxing to text leaves. Light, marginal dampstain at top-edge of bookblock throughout. Light pencil notes in margins and on the closing fly leaves and endpapers. Cloth is darkened at spine, and moderately soiled and stained overall. Nonetheless, this is a very good and acceptable copy. (Howes C900; Sabin 17565.) $975.00 #64360
MATHER, Cotton. MAGNALIA CHRISTI AMERICANA: OR, THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND, from its first planting in the year 1620, unto the year of our lord, 1698. In seven books. In two volumes. Hartford: Silas Andrus, 1820. First American edition, from the London edition of 1702. 8vo., full brown calf, vol. 1: 573pp., vol. 2: 595pp. Pencil signatures. There is some offsetting from text and foxing. The spines and edges are rubbed. The boards are worn but a good solid set overall. $550.00 #83818
DUNLAP, William. HISTORY OF THE NEW NETHERLANDS, PROVINCE OF NEW YORK, AND STATE OF NEW YORK, TO THE ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION. In Two Volumes. New York: Printed for the author by Carter & Thorp, Exchange Place. 1839 & 1840. First edition. Illustrated with two plates (a portrait of Peter Stuyvesant and a view) and three maps, of which two are folding. Two octavo volumes: 487; 282,,ccxlvi pp., +  errata. Contemporary binding; brown cloth back, brown paper boards, paper spine label. Pencil ownership in Vol. 1; early ink ownership stamp in Vol. 2. Pencil notes on the final free endpaper in Vol. 2. Occasional light to moderate foxing throughout, but mostly light. The folding map in Vol. 2 has a short tear at the inner margin at the place where it is attached. Spines are sunned and the labels are edge-chipped and/or rubbed; boards are moderately soiled and rubbed, with corners bumped. This is a solid set, being very good overall. (Howes D579, Sabin 21301) $425.00 #69393
38 MASSIVE VOLUMES OF AMERICANA
FRANKLIN, WALTER S. and WALTER LOWRIE, ET AL., EDITORS: AMERICAN STATE PAPERS. DOCUMENTS, LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE, OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FIRST TO THE SECOND SESSION OF THE TWENTY-SECOND CONGRESS, INCLUSIVE: COMMENCING MARCH 3, 1789 AND ENDING MARCH 3, 1833. Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1832-1861. A huge assemblage of original American historical material, including maps, plans, and documents. The 38 volumes are broken down into 10 classes as follows:
I. Foreign Relations. Six volumes. Volume I (1833), Volume II (1832), Volume III (1832), Volume IV (1834), Volume V (1858; block split), Volume VI (1859; block split).
II. Indian Affairs. Two volumes. Volume I (1832; block split) Volume II (1834).
III. Finance. Five volumes. Volume I (1832), Volume II (1832), Volume III (1834), Volume IV (1858), Volume V (1859).
IV. Commerce and Navigation. Two volumes. Volume I (1832), Volume II (1834).
V. Military Affairs. Seven volumes. Volume I (1832), Volume II (1834), Volume III (1860; block split), Volume IV (1860), Volume V (1860), Volume VI (1861), Volume VII (1861).
VI. Naval Affairs. Four volumes. Volume I (1834), Volume II (1860), Volume III (1860), Volume IV (1861).
VII. Post Office Department. One volume. Volume I (1834).
VIII. Public Lands. Eight volumes. Volume I (1832), Volume II (1834), Volume III (1834; block split), Volume IV (1859), Volume V (1860; folding maps), Volume VI (1860; folding maps, some dampstaining), Volume VII (1860; dampstaining), Volume VIII (1861).
IX. Claims. One volume. Volume I (1834).
X. Miscellaneous. Two volumes. Volume I (1834), Volume II (1834; dampstaining).
An ex-library set in contemporary calf, with library markings. Most of the boards are detached, and many of the backstrips are damaged or missing; text complete, but noted if block is broken. Occasional dampstaining. (Cohen 6900, Sabin 1228, Shaw & Shoemaker 15201, Howes A212, Larned 2484). $12,500.00 #77806
SLAVE SALE, WITH PRICES REALIZED, FROM ROSELAND PLANTATION, SOUTH CAROLINA
[AMERICANA - AFRICAN-AMERICAN] A BROADSIDE ADVERTISING THE SALE OF "122 PRIME NEGROES" AT CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 18, 1857. 17 x 14 inches, printed in black on light blue paper, with two creases from folding into quarters. Advertisement for a sale of the slaves belonging to the estate of C. M. Huguenin, 122 slaves from the estate, along with 18 belonging to the Huguenin children, and 8 belonging to the infant C. J. Huguenin.
The "Prime Negros" are listed by first name, along with age and with occasional mention of type of work description: "field hand," "plantation nurse," "coachman," etc. To be held at the Sales Room of Capers & Heyward, Charleston. Posted by R. J. Davant, Commissioner. This broadside was likely carried to the auction where the sale prices realized along with pencil notes were added. The notes included physical condition, and relations ("Family," "Lame leg,""Mother and children").
Roseland Plantation the home of the Huguenin and the aforementioned slaves was among the largest and most beautiful in South Carolina. Dr. Henry O. Marcy, surgeon with the Union Army described it in his diary as "one of the most lovely spots I have ever seen. Pen would fail to do it justice. It is near the Coosawhatchie River situated on high ground, in a splendid grove of live oaks of a centuries growth. Outhouses and all at a distance bear the look of a country village. Every outhouse was nicely whitewashed. The grounds were beautifully laid and splendidly kept....The slaves had been all removed...From a colored man I learned that the father had died a few years previous and left 9 plantations and several hundred slaves to two sons and two daughters...." This broadside exists as evidence of a different side of this southern idyl and is a powerful historical document.
A few small closed tears here and there at joints, minimal loss of text. Slave auction broadsides with contemporaneous notations are particularly rare. $25,000.00 #84232
HUGE! MASSIVE! GIGANTIC! BARN-SIZED!
[AMERICANA] AMERICAN COW MILKER MACHINE POSTER, ORIGINAL, 19TH CENTURY EPHEMERA. Buffalo, NY: Express Printing Company for the American Cow Milking Machine Co. [n.d. ca. 1865]. 42 x 26 3/4 inches. WOODBLOCK printing. Boldest typeface measures 10 inches tall.
L. O. Colvin's "American Cow Milker" was patented in 1860 as the first use of teat cups with a vacuum. The milker was used in England, but the constant vacuum pressure caused problems with the cows' teats. He sold the patent in England for about $5,000, after selling over 1,500 machines.
He continued to make improvements and was more successful in America where this undated broadside was published. "Triumphant Success | The Most Important and Valuable Invention of the 19th Century" proclaims the headline; the company is seeking business men to invest/sell the machines; the farmer is being courted. "A sure cure for aching hands & kicking cows."
Several archival tape repairs to reverse with no loss of text. Heavy newsprint stock, printed in black. A few small closed tears to edges, and some light foxing. Very good overall. We have located a smaller version of this advertisement, but none this size. $3,500.00 #84384
ROBERTSON, W. S., and David Winslett. NAKCOKV ES KERETV ENHVTECESKV. Muskokee [sic], or Creek First Reader. New York: Mission House, 1856. First edition. The text is comprised of Muscogee (Creek) - English word lists and short readings in the Muscogee language, frequently illustrated with small, charming cuts of animals and objects and biblical scenes. 12mo. 48 pp. Contemporary binding of leather backed brown cloth boards, with gilt-stamped title to upper board. Early ink inscription on front pastedown. The backstrip is rubbed, has loss at either end, and is split along one joint - although the board is still firmly attached. The boards are crisp and clean except for a small spot of soiling on the lower board. The gilt title is quite bright. Scant light foxing on initial and closing leaves; otherwise the text is clean. Very good. (Sabin 72019). Rare. $2,750.00 #83006
GALVESTON BAY & TEXAS LAND COMPANY DOCUMENT, OCTOBER 16, 1830
GALVESTON BAY & TEXAS LAND COMPANY. W. B. BOLLES CERTIFICATE FOR TEXAS LAND. New York City: October 16, 1830. Galveston Bay & Texas Land Company document signed by three trustees representing Lorenzo de Zavala, Joseph Vehlein and David G. Burnet. One page, 12 1/2 x 8 inches. Made out for "one labor" or land containing roughly 177 English acres to "W. B. Bolles" and bearing a map showing the East Texas empresario in which the property was located. Uncut sheet as printed. Very good. The Bolles family was one of the early pioneer families who settled in Texas. "The town of Rockwall was located in 1846 by Dr. Elgan (Elgin) and Mr. Gray. W. B. Bowles (Bolles) built the first house on the hill 36 years ago." (see Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, p. 24.) $1,100.00 #85037 order or enquire
BRAINERD, David. AN ABRIDGMENT OF MR. DAVID BRAINERD'S JOURNAL AMONG THE INDIANS. OR, THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF A REMARKABLE WORK OF GRACE AMONG A NUMBER OF INDIANS IN THE PROVINCES OF NEW-JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA. By David Brainerd, Minister of the Gospel, and Missionary from the Honourable Society in Scotland for propagating Christian Knowledge. To which is prefix'd a Dedication to the said Society, by P. Doddridge, D.D. London: Pinted for John Oswald, at the Rose and Crown near the Mansion-House; and sold by John Trail, and other Booksellers in Edinburgh, 1748. 12mo. ,vi,3-110, pp. Contemporary calf binding, worn and rubbed, and lacking ffep., but sound. Ink ownership at front pastedown. Text leaves are lightly toned with an occasional spot of foxing, though a bit more on end leaves. Bottom fore-corner on p. 93 is torn off, affecting a few words. Printer's error on p. 209. About very good. (Howes B709, Sabin 7339). $450.00 #75740
19TH C. PASSPORT OF AMERICAN TRAVELLER FRANCIS BACON
TO FRANCE AND ITALY - SIGNED BY DANIEL WEBSTER
[WEBSTER, Daniel, signed] AMERICAN PASSPORT SIGNED BY DANIEL WEBSTER CA. 1841. Red leather folding case with tabbed closure, 16.2 x 10.5 cm. Spine sunned, moderate wear and soil to covers. "F. Bacon's Passport" in gilt lettering on front cover. Affixed to front pastedown is a folded four page document, the actual printed passport of the United States of America, 42 x 25.5 cm. The first page is the printed document, with the bearer's name and description inked in, and with Daniel Webster's signature as Secretary of State to bottom right corner. (The bearer's signature is blank.) Under the space for the bearer's signature is the signature of Henry Ledyard. Edward Everett's signature is on the verso (for London) at the top left corner. Travels from 1841-1842 in England, France and Italy are documented, with the appropriate stamps, in the subsequent 20 pages; the rest of the booklet is blank. Bacon's wife, Ann Devon, is also listed on the passport proper. An interesting piece of mid-19th century ephemera. $2,000.00 #83662
[EPHEMERA - 20TH CENTURY] FOUR ORIGINAL LINDBERGH BABY ABDUCTION REWARD POSTERS. US Government Printing Office, 1932/New Jersey State Police, Trenton, NJ, 1932. Various sizes, printed on one side only.
1. "$25,000 REWARD! For information resulting in the apprehension and conviction of the kidnapers of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. The following is a list of currency paid as ransom. The list is arranged according to the LAST FOUR DIGITS of the serial number." Folded newsprint, toned and brittle, several closed tears to joints and creases with no loss except for a few small chips to edges. 27 x 17 inches unfolded. Fair to good condition.
2. "$25,000 REWARD for information resulting in the apprehension and conviction of the kidnapers of CHARLES A. LINDBERGH, JR." Handwriting samples from the ransom notes reproduced in facsimile. 11 x 8 1/2 inches, b/w on white paper. Very good condition, no creasing.
3. "To All Law Enforcement Officials, Wardens of Penal Institutions, Etc." Handwriting samples from the ransom notes reproduced in facsimile. B/w on white paper. 9 1/2 x 12 inches. Very good condition, no creasing.
4. "WANTED INFORMATION AS TO THE WHEREABOUTS OF CHAS. A. LINDBERGH, JR. OF HOPEWELL, N.J." With two b/w photo reproductions of pictures of the child, with a written physical description. New Jersey State POlice, Trenton. B/w on white paper. Good, one three inch closed tear to "WANTED," repaired on reverse with acetate tape. $1,950.00 #84854
ANDREWS, L[orrin]. GRAMMAR OF THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE. Honolulu: Printed at the Mission Press, 1854. ,156 pp. 8vo., side-sewn, brown cloth back with flexible textured-paper sides. Ink ownership at ffep. This copy is without the folding table, which was apparently not issued in all copies. Leaves are increasingly browned within the text block as they progress toward the center of the volume, though they are all easily readable, with light to heavy foxing in margins throughout, and some slightly bent corners. The cloth has largely worn away at spine; the sides are rubbed and creased at fore-corners. Nonetheless, this is a very good copy of a rare early Hawaiian grammar and imprint. (Judd 324).
Andrews (American, 1795-1865) arrived in Hawaii as a missionary in 1828 and he remained there the rest of his life. Within a few years, he was appointed as the first principal of the "mission seminary," where he established a press and printed the first Hawaiian newspaper. Along with his work as a teacher and industrialist, he gave attention to translation of the entire Bible into the Hawaiian language and, for a time (1837), acted as a teacher and interpreter for certain Hawaiian chiefs. Andrews resigned from the Mission in 1841 and entered government service. After his retirement in 1859, he devoted his last years to the study and research of the ancient songs and traditions of the Hawaiian people. Besides the Grammar of the Hawaiian Language, he published a Hawaiian dictionary of some 17,000 words in 1865, on which he had begun work in 1835. (D.A.B.) $1,250.00 #70659
LARGE COLOR PLATES
WALTON, William. THE ARMY AND NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1776- 1891. Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1889-1895. Edition de luxe, number 164. Two folio volumes in 12 parts: Army; Navy, and a register of the Army and Navy from 1775-1865. , 128; 38, 171 pp. Housed in publisher's cloth portfolios, while the 12 parts are present, one of the portfolio folders is missing. Illustrated with 44 hand-colored plates and with numerous black & white illustrations tipped-in to text leaves. Plates and text are printed on paper watermarked with the title. The plates are beautifully colored and fresh. The text leaves and plates were originally glued into paper wrappers, which were then glued into the portfolios; the glue has disintegrated and the sheets are now loose in the portfolios. The title-page is lacking. There is marginal dampstaining to many text leaves, with some dust-soiling at edges, and the portfolios are soiled. This is truly a deluxe edition, with printing and paper of the best quality, but the condition is problematic. However, the color plates are all fine. The set is offered as is. (Howes W79). $975.00 #63118
BYRDSALL, F. THE HISTORY OF THE LOCO-FOCO OR EQUAL RIGHTS PARTY, ITS MOVEMENTS, CONVENTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS, WITH SHORT CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF ITS PROMINENT MEN. New York: Clement & Packard, 1842. First edition. 192 pp. 12mo., brown ribbed cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Spine slightly chipped at crown and front joint; moderate shelfwear and rubbing to cloth. Lacks front flyleaf. First blank recto has large closed tear. Sabin 9723. $850.00 #83651
COUES, Elliott. THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. 3 volumes. One of 1150 numbered copies. From tp: "A new edition, now first reprinted in full from the original of 1810, with copious critical commentary, memoir of Pike, new map and other illustrations, and complete index." 8vo., green cloth, title gilt-stamped to spine. Ex-library; all usual library markings. Boards show some scuffing and shelfwear. Binding of volume 1 is shaken; frontispiece detached; rear hinge cracked. Age-toning to perimeters of bookblock else text is clean within. Because of ubiquitous library markings, this set is being offered as is. $600.00 #75273
CROFUTT, George A. NEW OVERLAND TOURIST AND PACIFIC COAST GUIDE, Containing a Condensed and Authentic Description of over One Thousand Three Hundred Cities, Towns, Villages, Stations, Government Fort and Camps, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Sulphur, Soda and Hot Springs, Scenery, Watering Places and Summer Resorts; Where to look for and hunt the Buffalo, Antelope, Deer and other game; Trout fishing etc. Omaha and Denver, Overland Publishing Co., 1882. Octavo. [viii]276pp. Large folding map in cover pocket. With numerous illustrations in black and white. This guide tells you "what is worth seeing, where to see it, where to go, how to go, and whom to stop with while passing over the Union, kansas, Central and Southern Pacific Railroads... from sunrise to sunset and part the way back, through Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California, Arizona and New Mexico." Brown cloth with ornamental titling in black. Hinges internally a little weak, and light wear to extremities, else near fine. $850.00 #76982
SEWEL, William. THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS; WITH SEVERAL REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES INTERMIXED. Written originally in Low-Dutch, and also translated into English, by William Sewell. The Third Edition, corrected. Burlington, New-Jersey: Printed and Sold by Isaac Collins, 1774. Folio. xii,812, pp. Text leaves show intermittent light to heavy foxing throughout, though mostly light (the text is definitely readable), with occasional soiling and staining from pressed leaves and flowers. Two leaves have closed tears. A few mid-nineteenth century notations in margins. In an elegantly-designed contemporary American binding of full calf which, despite age and wear, is still rather handsome. The spine has a red morocco label, which is decorated with simple gilt swags at the top and bottom edge, and a gilt single-rule on either side of the five raised bands. In general, the binding is rubbed all over, with a few small stains on the sides, and the fore-corners are rounded. In particular, the lower board has a small area where the leather is skinned; also, the spine has been carefully patched at the crown. A nice copy of an American imprint and binding; scarce thus. (Evans 13607). William Sewel (Dutch, 1654-1720) was a Quaker historian and this is his principal work. It was largely undertaken to correct the misrepresentations of Historia Quakeriana (Amsterdam, 1695) and was first published in Dutch at Amsterdam, 1717. Sewel spent twenty-five years preparing his work and based it upon a mass of correspondence, George Fox's Journal, and, for the public history, Clarendon's Rebellion and Ludlow's Memoirs. Its accuracy has never been impugned, and it remains a classical authority. (D.N.B.) $750.00 #72180 click image for more details, pictures
DIETRICH, Dr., transl. by Leopold WRAY. THE GERMAN EMIGRANTS OR FREDERICK WOHLGEMUTH'S VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA. Guben: F. Fechner [n.d. ca. 1852]. 39 pp. 12mo., rebacked, flyleaves lacking, gilt and green decorated paper covered boards with swan vignette on rear cover. Handcolored plates. Very good, light rubbing to boards, minor corner wear. Housed in a custom three flap red cloth folding box. (Features illustrations of African slaves in Havana). $450.00 #82138 click image for more details, pictures
TIPPED IN WRAPPER SEGMENT WITH WEBSTER'S PRESENTATION
WEBSTER, Daniel. AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FEBRUARY 23, 1852, BY DANIEL WEBSTER. New York: Press of the Historical Society, 1852. 57 pp. 8vo., wrappers - original covers missing except for the 2 x 6" section with a presentation inscription from Webster affixed to the title page. It is signed "with the warm and profound regards of Danl Webster." Moderate foxing throughout the text (none in inscription). Classical and American history lecture. $475.00 #83035