Published by Overland Press, [New Haven], 1977
pp., including illustrations. Oblong octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. As new. A colorfully illustrated tour of New Haven and Yale as it was forty years ago, with views of many places and businesses no longer there, as well as many local institutions. One of the first publications of Bill Reese's Overland Press.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40745
Published by Meriden, 1954
32pp. Printed wrappers, stitched. Very good. A memorial to collector George Brinley, bibliographer John Hammond Trumbull, and librarian William Fletcher. One of 350 copies printed.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7129
Published by American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Ma., 1990
pp.337-373. Original printed wrappers. Fine. An address given at the annual meeting of the American Antiquarian Society in 1989, marking the 350th anniversary of printing in British North America. Discusses the development of the first century of printing in the colonies, collectors who sought those imprints, and the bibliographers who recorded them. An offprint from the PROCEEDINGS of the AAS, Volume Ninety-Nine, Part Two.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM57306
Published by Schenectady, 1826
272pp. Dbd. Moderate to heavy foxing. Good. Second edition. It is difficult to separate truth from fiction in this narrative. The author, an Episcopal minister in Connecticut, claims to have been hounded and unjustly incarcerated, but there seems to be evidence to suggest he was a thorough scoundrel. SABIN 72608. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 25962. KAPLAN 4886.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34217
Published by Philadelphia, 1976
,x,,292pp. including profuse illustrations. Quarto. Original pictorial wrappers. Pictorial endpapers. Near fine. A catalog of a joint bicentennial exhibition by the institutions listed in the title. The noted learned societies, the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Library Company of Pennsylvania united and pledged the wealth of their archives to this magnificent compendium of documents in facsimile. Illustrated throughout with numerous reproductions of materials relative to the formative history of the United States.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27634
Published by Francis E. Harrison, Danielsonville [Ct.], 1852
23,pp. Original printed wrappers. Lightly creased, hole in rear cover. Contemporary pencil notation on front cover. Internally clean. Very good plus. Funeral sermon preached by the Rev. Thomas O. Rice, pastor of the First Congregational Church in West Killingly, Connecticut. Danielsonville was incorporated as a borough of Killingly in 1854. The name of the town was changed to Danielson at the end of the 19th century. An unusual imprint, with only seven copies located in OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46088
Published by Printed by Nathaniel Patten, Hartford, 1788
 of pp., including in-text illustration. Small octavo. Disbound with remnants of prior binding on spine, first and last pages somewhat soiled. Hole in leaf B1 with loss of a few words on verso and some chipped corners not touching text, interior otherwise clean. Good. Lacking final leaf. One of several almanacs put out by Rev. Nehemiah Strong for 1789. This edition is not in Evans, who records only the edition with the imprint "re-printed by Nathaniel Patten"; Drake records both Patten editions. In addition to the usual notices and calendars, including a woodcut of "Mercury wholly on the Face of the Sun" identical to the one in the 1789 Bickerstaff almanac attributed to Strong, there is an excerpt from a London paper about a pair of siblings who were unknowingly married, a remedy for corns on the feet (by roasting garlic over a hot coal and fastening it with a bit of cloth), and a handful of other anecdotes. Lacking the final leaf, which likely contains an additional anecdote recto and a table for calculating interest verso. DRAKE 432. ESTC W25526.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM57013
Published by Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford, 1889
,47,11pp. plus errata slip. Folio. Original drab printed wrappers, stapled as issued. Front cover detached. Light wear and chipping to covers. Second leaf torn a bit in margin at staples. Good. A history of the Connecticut Cavalry in the Civil War, complete with the addenda laid in. Scarce, with only five copies located in OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46786
Published by Thomas Hubbard, Norwich [Ct.], 1796
36pp. Dbd. Light foxing and toning. Very good. Part of a pamphlet war between lawyer Zephaniah Swift and the local Connecticut clergy, hinging on the ordination of his friend, Rev. Oliver Dodge. Dodge's appointment was blocked due to allegations of incorrect behavior, which Swift denounced as false and manipulative, writing several scurrilous pamphlets in response. In this work, Moses Welch, pastor of a Mansfield church, responds in kind. Only a handful of copies in ESTC. EVANS 31607. SABIN 102518. ESTC W13227.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45838
Published by American Automobile Association, Washington, D.C., 1940
640pp. including maps, illustrations and advertisements. Large folding map affixed to rear wrapper. Stiff pictorial wrappers. Wrappers soiled and beginning to pull away from the text block, spine cracked. Good, lacking the second folding map. Gives descriptions and points of interest for fourteen northeastern states, the District of Columbia, and eastern Canada. Also includes 453 travel routes throughout the Northeast.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28595
Published by American Automobile Association, Washington, D.C., 1941
656pp. including maps, illustrations and advertisements, plus two large folding maps. Printed stiff pictorial wrappers. Wrappers soiled and faded, a note in ink on the front wrapper. One leaf detached. Very good. Descriptions and points of interest for fourteen Northeastern states, the District of Columbia, and eastern Canada. Also includes 454 travel routes throughout the Northeast.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28597
Published by New Haven, 1824
44pp. Stitched as issued; remnants of later paper wrapper along spine edge. Light soiling and foxing. Good. Remarks against Dr. Griffiths and educational and Bible societies, which the author feels are a bleed on monies that should be given to more useful outlets for helping the poor and spreading the Gospel. SHOEMAKER 15410.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46593
Published by Printed by Philemon Canfield, Hartford, 1833
40pp. Dbd. Some foxing. Very good. Idealistic pacifist address: "Oh! my country! blest in many things beyond any other land on which the sun hat shined -- how high in real and unfading glory shall be your station amid millenial governments, if the. pen of history may but record your name among the first. who. ushered in the day of perpetual and universal peace." Also contained: a report of the Connecticut Peace Society, a Treasurer's Account, a copy of the society's constitution and a list of members. SABIN 31707.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26379
Published by New York, 1940
xxiii,[blank page],711pp. Illustrated throughout with drawings and halftones. Original gilt green cloth. Ownership note on front free endpaper, else a very good copy, in somewhat chipped and price-clipped dust jacket. A beautifully produced history of the famous Colt revolver, illustrating the development of the gun that played such a central role in shaping the West, profusely illustrated with photographs of Colt revolvers and facsimiles of historical documents.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17199A
Published by American Sunday School Union, Philadelphia, 1830
126pp. 12mo. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities lightly worn. Contemporary ownership markings on front endpapers. Minor foxing and soiling. Very good. Later edition, after the first of 1818. Obookiah was a Hawaiian who was brought to Connecticut as a youth, and lived out his days there amid scenes far from those of his childhood. His tale was known to Melville, who comments on the story in TYPEE. FORBES 746.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45573
Published by Washington, 1820
43pp. Contemporary paper wrappers. Spine heavily chipped. Minor dampstaining to fore edge. Light scattered foxing. About very good. Otis's defense of the Hartford Convention, the convention during the War of 1812 where New England Federalists met to discuss secession and their grievances about the war. Otis, a representative from Massachusetts, was an integral figure in the convention. SHOEMAKER 2624. HOWES O143.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46554
Published by Hudson & Goodwin, Hartford, 1796
408pp. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, leather label. Head of spine heavily chipped, top of hinges starting. Corners worn, boards lightly scuffed. Minor toning and foxing. Nearly very good. Theological work by Connecticut clergyman Nathan Strong, pastor of the North Presbyterian Church in Hartford. A Yale graduate, Strong (1748-1816) served as a chaplain in the American Revolution. He published several sermons and helped compile a popular hymnal, THE HARTFORD SELECTION OF HYMNS (1799). EVANS 31246. TRUMBULL 1465. SABIN 92955. ESTC W8012.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45355
Published by Thomas Green and Son, New Haven, 1808
47pp., including half title. Stitched gatherings, as issued. Occasional minor foxing. A very good copy. A catalogue of the presidents, associates, professors, tutors, and alumni of Yale College from 1701 through 1808. A fine source for the early history of Yale and figures involved with the institution during the college's first century. Scarce. OCLC and Shaw & Shoemaker together note three copies. SABIN 105771. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 16769. OCLC 54274309.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM36689
Published by Hudson & Goodwin, Hartford, 1793
-38pp. Lacks half-title. Modern half morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Wear and chipping to edges of titlepage, some losses, repaired with tissue, not affecting text. Light wear to edges of text leaves, minor foxing. Good. Election sermon preached at Hartford by Charles Backus, minister at the Congregational church in Somers, Ct. EVANS 25130. TRUMBULL 294. ESTC W29306.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47656
Published by Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co., London, 1822
viii,128pp. plus two plates containing four views. Modern plain paper wrappers. Text lightly foxed. Very good. First British edition of Silliman's REMARKS MADE ON A SHORT TOUR, BETWEEN HARTFORD AND QUEBEC., first published in 1820. Silliman travelled through Connecticut and New York en route to Canada, where he visited Quebec, Montmorenci and Montreal. He returned through New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Sabin notes that the present edition forms a part of the publisher's collection of voyages. SABIN 81047. HOWES S459.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52066
Published by Thomas and Samuel Green, New Haven, 1795
37,pp. Half title. Modern half cloth and paper boards, manuscript title on spine. Slightly later inscription on half title. Lower corner of half title repaired. Moderate tanning, occasional foxing. About very good. Funeral sermon for Yale President Ezra Stiles, delivered by James Dana, the pastor of the first church in New Haven. Dana had begun his career in the mid-18th-century as the minister of the Congregational church in Wallingford, Connecticut, and had been minister in New Haven for six years at the time of Stiles' death. EVANS 28530. ESTC W20433. TRUMBULL 553.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54095
Published by Geo. W. Eldridge, Boston, 1893
341pp., plus twenty-four pages of printed advertisements. Original pictorial cloth, front board stamped in silver. Boards somewhat rubbed, spine extremities fraying, advertisements on front pastedown peeling and front joint starting. Some neat red-ink notes in text, else internally rather clean. Good. A guide for sailors navigating the coastline between Boston and New York City. Although originally published in 1893, this copy contains numerous publisher's corrections either pasted in or written in red ink, and a tipped-in notice which states that it has been "carefully corrected" to June 21st, 1901. The printed and illustrated advertisements at the rear of the volume are primarily for sailing supplies and clothing, as well as for ships and sailors offering their services. The front pastedown features an advertisement for nautical charts published by Eldridge.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM57100
Published by Black Cat Press, Chicago, 1937
5-61,pp. Original blue cloth. Very good. From a limited edition of 250 copies. A Litchfield, Connecticut native and veteran of the War of 1812, Collier was dispatched by President Taylor to become San Francisco's first collector. An account of his hazardous overland journey to San Francisco and his trials once there.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28033
Published by E. Lincoln, Boston, 1805
36pp. 20th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Front board detached, Extremities rubbed. Bookplates on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Moderately foxed. Good. Later printing of this sermon by Connecticut theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), which first appeared in his collection of works entitled DISCOURSES ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS. in 1738. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 8376.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47793
Published by Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, Hartford, 1785
29,pp. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Front wrapper moderately stained and soiled. Overall, a very good copy, untrimmed and largely unopened. An early printed attack on the Universalist teachings of John Murry (a.k.a. John Murray), by John Smalley, "Pastor of a Church in Berlin." Defending orthodox Puritan doctrine against Murry's claims of universal salvation, Smalley proposes: "I. To explain gospel justification. II. To consider how this is through the redemption of Christ. And, III. To show that still it is of the free grace of God" (p.4). This sermon was delivered the same year of the first explicitly Universalist declaration by an organized group in America (Mode, p.394). EVANS 19245. SABIN 82214. Peter G. Mode, SOURCE BOOK AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE FOR AMERICAN CHURCH HISTORY (Menasha, Wi.: George Banta Publishing Company, 1921).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35196
Published by Leavitt and Allen, New York, 1854
310pp. plus thirty-two plates (including engraved titlepage). Large octavo. Original publisher's morocco, stamped in blind and gilt, a.e.g. Corners bumped and rubbed. Faint dampstaining to lower edge of text, else internally clean. Very good. First edition of a comprehensive tour of 19th- century America. Included are views from the Upper Missouri, the Mississippi, Georgia, and historical sights throughout the original thirteen colonies. The work is patterned on Bartlett's AMERICAN SCENERY, and several plates bear the name of W.H. Bartlett. Curiously, the book is not described in Howes, Hamilton, or Percy Muir's work on Victorian illustrated Books. Richards is known as an illustrator of other works, and was probably responsible for many of the illustrations, while his exuberant prose relieves the gravity of fact with the grace of fiction. SABIN 70958. WRIGHT, II:2030.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47400
Published by Hudson and Goodwin, Hartford, 1789
15pp. Dbd. Tanned, some soiling. Final leaf torn with no loss. Good. Anna Strong died March 22, 1789, aged 30 years. EVANS 21733. ESTC W26481.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52054
Published by Fenn & Owen, Petersburg, Va, 1892
,xxiv,335,pp. including two pages of errata, plus frontispiece, twenty plates, and three maps (two folding). Original grey pictorial cloth, spine gilt. Cloth a bit faded and rubbed, corners and spine ends worn. Front blank leaf coming loose. Internally quite clean except for tanning where advertisement was laid in. Contemporary gift inscription on verso of frontispiece. Bookplate on front pastedown, eight page prospectus laid in. Very good. A collection of testimonials and reports about the Civil War, by eyewitnesses and Confederate veterans. "It is a series of graphic sketches of war experience and adventure, and stirring descriptions of how battles and campaigns were lost and won. It is a page from the romance of history, telling her story through the lips of the participants, and more thrillingly and truthfully than is possible in general when it is told at second hand." - Baltimore SUN, Feb. 10, 1893. The Defense of Petersburg and The Battle of the Crater are discussed in particular detail, supplemented by folding maps; the plates are mostly portraits of the soldiers presenting their stories. Also laid in to this copy is a contemporary advertisement for the book which contains a variety of testimonials from papers, publishers, and soldiers, along with an address with ordering instructions. This copy bears the bookplate of Charles B. Allen on the front pastedown. Allen was a West Point and Yale graduate who was an active service member in the South Pacific during World War II and aided the Department of Commerce with logistics during the Korean War. He eventually settled in Connecticut, where he was president of the Waterbury Chapter of the National Accountants Association and was active in CT politics, particularly in Waterbury and Watertown. The gift inscription is to another member of the Allen family, and predates Charles by a few years. NEVINS I, p.58. DORNBUSCH III, p.399. WRIGHT, COMPENDIUM OF THE CONFEDERACY B633.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM57092
Published by Hartford, 1851
xxvi,509pp. plus plates. Illus. Folding map. Later half calf and marbled boards. Map bit torn. Good. The author's first book, written while in his early twenties. De Forest wrote extensively as a traveller, journalist, and novelist. HOWES D216.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM1170
Published by [Np], 1808
32pp. Dbd. Small tear in lower outer corner, dampstaining affecting head of all leaves. Small hole in last leaf, old library stamp on titlepage. Overall, a good copy. Two dramatic speeches against pursuing Washington, D.C. as the federal capital, on account of the tremendous waste of time and resources building the city has required. Mr. Gardenier, of New York, points out in particular that those who cling to the hope of building the city are delusional, when, after eight years, they have failed to produce even a town adequate enough to provide for the needs of the assembly. Mr. Tallmadge was the more illustrious of the two, being a noted Revolutionary War hero, eight-time Congressman from Connecticut, and president of the Society of the Cincinnati. SABIN 26606.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28309