Published by [Washington, 1854
7pp. Self-wrappers. Good. A speech against the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which was passed the same month. LAMAR, pp.611-12.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM6210
Published by Baton Rouge, 1955
xiii,163pp. Cloth. Fine. In dust jacket with some edge wear. Useful biographical and bibliographical sketches of William E. Dodd, Ulrich B. Phillips and Walter Lynwood Fleming, with an explanation of their respective contributions to the study of the South.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM4073
Published by Berkeley, 1952
142pp. Cloth. Fine in dust jacket. An important study of the effects of segregation in the Armed Forces.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7667
Published by New York, 1909
Two volumes. xix,726;vii,904pp. Original cloth. Some edge wear, neat ink signature. Very good. Third edition, revised, with material added. "Remains the most authoritative study of American political and social institutions" - Howes. HOWES B906 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7808
Published by Tulsa, Ok, 1947
8pp. Facsimile folio newspaper. Old folds, minor soiling. Very good. Facsimile of the 1947 graduation issue of the school newspaper from Booker Washington High School, an all African-American high school in Tulsa established in 1913. The center two pages display the yearbook photographs for every member of the Class of 1947, and the last page features the "Class of 1947 Seniors of Distinction." There are also various club pictures, sports news, and other features common to high school newspapers. The paper shows hallmarks of being printed by novice printers, with uneven inking and ink splashes. A wonderfully-amateurish school newspaper from a segregated high school in racially-divided Tulsa that remained segregated until 1973. Danky posits 1938 for the beginning of the newspaper's run, which he calls a newsletter, noting the frequency of the paper as "unknown." It is uncertain why this facsimile of the 1947 graduation issue of Booker Washington High School was produced. DANKY, AFRICAN-AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS 6299.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55850
Published by London, 1913
xii,197pp. plus plates and advertisements. Frontis. Publisher's cloth. About fine. Examination of the Kalahari Desert.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9033
Published by M&S Press, Weston, 1969
10,,15,pp. 12mo. Original blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover. Near fine. A reprint of Brown's abolitionist manifesto, with a preface by Boyd Stutler.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM32260
Published by James Munroe and Company, Cambridge, 1856
92pp. Paper wrappers. Spine worn at head and foot. Wrappers tanned, bottom right corner torn. Overall a very good. The text of a speech given by Joel Parker, at the time a professor of constitutional law at Harvard and later the Governor of New Jersey, concerning the constitutionality of new states being admitted to the Union and representation. Parker opposes the admission of new slave states on the grounds that they gain disproportionate representation due to their holding slaves. SABIN 58702.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41335
Published by Buell & Blanchard, Washington, D.C., 1860
32pp. Printed self-wrappers. Very minor foxing. Near fine. Untrimmed and unopened. A widely distributed and influential speech by the outspoken Senator Sumner, in which he "set forth his indictment of slavery in its social, moral, and economic as well as political aspects" (DAB). One of several 1860 editions of Sumner's important speech. SABIN 93643. DAB XVIII, p.211.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40134
Published by Cleveland Museum of Art, [Cleveland], 1975
iii-viii,389pp. including numerous illustrations throughout. Original pictorial wrappers. Supplemental catalogue laid in. Near fine. A catalogue of an Americana exhibition by the Cleveland Museum of Art in celebration of the national bicentennial. Over three hundred items are listed with extensive commentary and many are illustrated.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27699
Published by The Columbia Sentinel, Thomson, Ga., 1919
48pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly toned and chipped. Very good. Thomas E. Watson was a towering figure in Georgia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. An early advocate of rural post office delivery, Watson became a folk hero to legions of Georgia farmers. He was vehemently anti-Woodrow Wilson, as he writes here: "[Woodrow Wilson] has no American blood in his veins, no American pride in our history, no American love of democratic principles." Further, Watson also reveals a little of his controversial views on race, claiming that if Wilson's League of Nations succeeds in its efforts towards "social equality," then "there will never be another day of peace between the blacks and the whites." He was elected to the U.S. Senate shortly after this speech, but died in office in 1922.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48867
Published by Derby & Jackson, New York, 1856
,428,pp. Portrait. 12mo. original patterned brown cloth, spine gilt. Cloth somewhat faded and stained, ink stain to spine, scattered foxing. Contemporary ownership inscription on front pastedown. Very good. A biography of Buchanan's political career, written and published in the months after his election but prior to taking office as United States' first (and until 2021, only) President from Pennsylvania. In straightforward and laudatory though not wholly panegyric style, the author details Buchanan's career and his stances on the important political issues of the day, along with the text of several of his major speeches, for the elucidation of a public eager to learn more about their future President. MILES 349.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM57097
Published by Milwaukee, 1876
112,[vii]pp. Pebbled cloth. Slightly frayed at head and toe of spine, neat ex-lib. blindstamp, else very good. Inscribed "From the Author" with no signature. Written "in ancient form," Buck gives a brief accounts of the settlement of Columbia, the wars with the Amelakites, emigration, evolution of the political system, introduction of slavery, etc. Much of the book is devoted to the Civil War.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM3207
Published by [New York, 1856
15,pp. Self-wrappers. Stitched as issued. Clean. Very good. Strongly pro-northern statement on the Kansas question, issued by Horace Greeley. The map on the final page shows the United States divided into slave and free states.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46524
Published by Boston, 1925
75pp. Portrait. Gilt cloth. Very good. Richards was an active abolitionist. In 1874, due to ill health and an interest in geology and mineralogy, he travelled to California and investigated mining practices there during the 1870s.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM6011A
Published by Printed by E. de Krafft, Washington, 1817
5pp. Dbd. Foxed, else near fine. A major point of contention in the Treaty of Ghent was the restitution of slaves which the British had taken from American merchants and farmers. Following a inquiry from the Senate, John Quincy Adams' letter informs the Senate that no progress has been made, but that American diplomats remain vigilant in receiving an answer on that point of the treaty. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 42656.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41336
Published by [Chelten, Hills, Pa, 1864
Single sheet, 4 1/4 x 7 inches. Clean and very good. A blank printed pass for visitors to Camp William Penn, a camp of Black soliders during the Civil War.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23947
Published by Irving Gilmer, [Liberty, Mo., 1924
94,pp. Original printed wrappers. Some chipping to spine. Faint stain to titlepage, else internally clean. About very good. Originally published in the 1880s, Thorp's letters recount life in early Missouri at the start of the 19th century, including discussions of Indians, slavery, and life in the wilderness. "Comprises personal experiences in Missouri from 1809 through the Mormon exodus" - Eberstadt. EBERSTADT 130:394. HOWES T231.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM29617A
Published by Printed Privately, Boston, 1910
Two volumes. 181; 175pp. Original vellum backed paper covered boards, spines gilt. Very good. First printed in 1803. Davis travelled throughout the east coast, living for a year and teaching in Charleston, S.C., and also for a time in Virginia. He includes passages about slavery, American literary lights of the Northeast, and Washington, D.C., where he witnessed Jefferson's first inauguration. CLARK II:86.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31568
Published by Philadelphia, 1863
285pp. plus 2pp. advertisements. Engraved portrait frontis. Original cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down. Extremities rather rough. Preliminary leaves foxed. Good. "Propaganda for abolition, the Union, and Northern Methodism." - Nevins. Geer was captured at Shiloh, escaped soon afterwards, and then toured the South as a fugitive. The author exudes pure hatred for the Confederates and for slavery. SABIN 26835. NEVINS I, p.192.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18957
Published by Printed for the Society, Philadelphia, 1834
63,pp. Original plain blue wrappers. Very minor chipping on spine, lightly edgeworn, mild darkening of foredges. Internally clean and bright. Very good. Job Roberts Tyson, a Philadelphia-born teacher, lawyer, and writer, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1855 to 1857 as a Whig representative from Pennsylvania and was a prominent proponent of the Colonization movement which encouraged African-Americans to return to the homelands of their African ancestors. The present pamphlet is the publication of Tyson's speech delivered to the Young Men's Colonization Society of Pennsylvania on Oct. 24, 1834. Beginning with a history of the abolitionist movement in Pennsylvania, Tyson cites the development of Liberia as exemplifying the movement's ideology. In 1821, private societies began to fund and organize colonies on the coast of West Africa for free blacks from the United States, and Liberia became a common destination for emigrating African- Americans. In praise of these organized "repatriation" plans, Tyson wrote: "For the accomplishment of these great purposes, an extensive region of sea-coast has been selected.Being intended for the abode of freemen, this extensive domain bears the appropriate title, Liberia." SABIN 97644. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 27171.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM39336
Published by Atlanta, Ga, 1883
80pp. Modern cloth, leather label. Old fold, tanned, else very good. Discusses views of the South and slavery.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13834
Published by London, 1876
,264pp. plus colored folding map and folding plan. Half title. Original cloth. Ex-lib. with shelf label, bookplate and stamps. Hinges broken, contents shaken with one signature nearly detached, some light scattered foxing, else internally good. The author only spent two weeks in Dutch Guiana visiting friends, but compiled a good deal of information regarding the region and the inhabitants. The plan shows Paramaribo, the capital, and the map shows the country in relation to British and French Guiana.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9402
Published by Philadelphia, 1772
xvii,184,4pp. plus errata leaf. Contemporary calf. Extremities heavily worn, hinges starting, head and foot of spine chipped. Light foxing and tanning. Tear in p.101, no loss of text. A good copy. Inscribed on the front fly leaf in a contemporary hand: "New Bedford Preparation Meeting." A posthumous tribute by fellow Quakers to Stanton for his services to the church, consisting mostly of Stanton's own narrative of his life. He travelled a good deal through the Northeast and parts of the South from 1757 to 1770, and attended treaty negotiations with the Indians in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1756, 1757 and 1759. Includes interesting commentary on the slavery issue and the Quaker position. EVANS 12565. SABIN 90387. CLARK I:153.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47607
Published by London, 1842
viii,,192,cxxiii pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt leather label. Two-inch portion of calf at lower spine separating from backstrip, spine label loosening as well. Boards lightly rubbed. Clean internally. Good. The author was a prominent Quaker merchant from Birmingham. Sturge's reasons for visiting the United States were "the universal abolition of slavery, and the promotion of permanent international peace." He toured frequently with John Greenleaf Whittier, and spent most of his time in the Middle and New England states, but he also visited Washington and Alexandria. In fact, he gives an account of visiting the offices of slave traders in Alexandria. A valuable narrative for Sturge's account of anti- slavery activities in the North. DUMOND, p.107. CLARK III:245. SABIN 93263.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47436
Published by Washington, 1862
15pp. Dbd. Minor toning; some pencil markings in text. Very good. A speech made by Illinois Senator Lyman Trumbull on the Second Confiscation Act. "During the Civil War, Trumbull backed an all- out effort to put down the rebellion. He saw the war aims resolution of July 1861, calling for preservation of the Union and Constitution, as limited; he was one of only five senators to vote against it. Although a backer of the Lincoln administration, Trumbull occasionally criticized centralizing policies and suspensions of civil liberties. As Judiciary Committee chair, he added the amendment to the First Confiscation Act of August 1861 that bestowed freedom on any slave forced to aid the rebellion. In sponsoring the Second Confiscation Act of 1862, which freed all slaves of those in rebellion, Trumbull was one of the first congressional leaders to declare emancipation a war goal" - ANB. ANB (online).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41638
Published by Washington, 1831
xxv,,35,pp. Lacks the folding map. Original cream printed wrappers. Wrappers detached. Contemporary ownership inscription on front cover. Some light foxing and tanning to a few leaves, else clean and bright. About good. Untrimmed. The Society attempted to alleviate the problem of slavery and degradation of free Blacks by establishing a colony for them outside the United States, preferably in Africa, thereby "separating them (WITH THEIR OWN CONSENT) from the white race." The Society established the colony of Liberia in 1822, assisting African Americans to resettle there. The colony continued to grow for the next twenty years, and Liberia declared itself an independent state in 1847. Not in AMERICAN IMPRINTS.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40189
Published by [N.p., 1850
Single sheet, 10 x 3 1/2 inches. Woodcut vignette. Some very minor edge nicks. Very good. British black minstrel song sheet with small vignette of two smoking West India slaves, with a ship in background. "Happy are we us N****** [asterisks ours] so gay / We'll laugh and we'll sing, while the banjo does play.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23822
Published by [N.p., 1850
Single sheet, about 9 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Some slight edge wrinkles and dustiness. Else quite good. Black minstrel song sheet printed in England, with a charming woodcut vignette of a white man smoking a pipe riding a mule: "My massa and my missus have both gone away, / Gone to the sulphur springs the summer months to stay; / And while they're off togedder on a little kind of spreee / I'll go down to Charlestown de pretty gals to see.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23826
Published by W.S. Fortey, [N.p.], 1850
Single sheet, about 9 x 3 1/2 inches. Beehive woodcut vignette. Some slight edge dustiness. Else very good. British song sheet with black minstrel-style song. Chorus: "Down in de corn fields. / Here dat mournful sound, / All de darkies am a weeping, / Massa's in de cold, cold ground.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23824