Published by Washington, 1836
58pp. Later three quarter morocco and marbled boards. Extremities worn and scuffed, bookplate removed. Some light foxing, else internally quite good. Cass was president of the Society, and here espouses the need for American history written by Americans. SABIN 11345.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM11814
Published by W.I. Pooley & Co., New York, 1863
xii,291pp. Original textured cloth. Rear free endpaper lacking, armorial bookplate. Overall very good. This British author managed to get himself arrested while trying to smuggle himself into the Confederacy. Arrested west of Harper's Ferry, he was taken to Wheeling, thence to Washington and then to the Carroll Prison until the British government secured his release upon his promise to leave the country. "Naturally, he looked upon the South with great friendship and came to detest the North" - Coulter. COULTER 286.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18835
Published by Washington, 1847
32pp. Dbd. Foxed, marginal dampstain, else good. An early report of the activities of the Institution, established in 1846. Includes the will of James Smithson and an address by chairman Robert Dale Owen.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10580
Published by Washington, 1822
9pp. Stitched. Tanned and foxed. Second leaf torn in margin, not affecting text. Manuscript signatures on first page. Good. An introduction by President Monroe and an extract from a report by William Lambert to Monroe on the longitude of Washington, D.C. The extract is an abstract of the calculations used to determine the longitude of the capitol. This document should not be confused with the complete supplemental report that Lambert submitted. SHOEMAKER 11027.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41322
Published by Washington, 1833
2pp. Single leaf, very good. Charges the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company with deceiving Congress. Signed in print by Gen. J.P. Van Ness, Richard C. Coxe, Gen. Walter Jones, Dr. Henry Hunter, and Thomas Carbery.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17765
Published by Washington, 1848
40pp. plus engraved portrait frontispiece. Original printed wrappers. Removed. Spine perished. Some foxing. Else very good. Collection of addresses by members of Congress upon the death of John Quincy Adams. With a small but pleasing engraved portrait of Adams.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18617
Published by Printed and Published for Private Circulation, [Nottingham, 1896
,292pp. plus numerous half-tone illustrations. Quarto. Original gilt decorated cloth. Light wear to extremities, faint soiling to titlepage, insect damage to front pastedown. Good plus. Kendall's account includes descriptions of his travels from New York to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Virginia, New Orleans, Chicago, Buffalo and Boston, well-illustrated with half-tones. He also had an interview with President Cleveland. The section concerning Chicago includes a description of Union Stock Yards. Not in Clark nor the NUC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18874
Published by [Washington, 1910
20pp. 16mo. Self-wrappers. Bit tanned. Very good. Brig. Gen. Pratt reviews his career on the frontier dealing with Indians, and pleads for their education, in non-Indian terms.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13176
Published by Washington, 1922
xx,-148pp. plus six engraved leaves of advertisements. The entire work in facsimile. 12mo. Original half roan and printed boards. Slightly rubbed. Very good. The first directory of Washington, in facsimile, particularly interesting for its listing of the lodgings for members of Congress. Originally printed in 1822. Spear makes no mention of the engraved advertisements bound at the rear, one for an engraver and the others for watchmakers. SPEAR, p.371. HOWES D234.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM29030
Published by For the compiler, Washington, D.C., 1882
xx,250pp. plus two folding maps (the frontispiece map lacking the lower half). Original publisher's cloth, front cover and spine gilt. Spine faded, covers slightly soiled. One map lacking bottom half. Internally clean. A good copy. A guidebook to Washington D.C. which was updated with corrections as of January 1882. The handbook consists of information on Washington and the District of Columbia, public buildings and grounds, places of general interest, the surrounding area, and a history of the city. Practical information for visiting the city, including general amusements and "etiquette, ceremonies, and formalities" is also provided. The work is illustrated throughout with wood-engravings depicting views, buildings, interiors, and statues. Keim was also the author of SKETCHES OF SAN DOMINGO and SHERIDAN'S TROOPERS ON THE BORDERS. OCLC 5177261.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35432
Published by London, 1827
xii,235pp. Original paper boards, expertly rebacked, paper label to spine. Old lending library bookplate to front pastedown. Minor loss to lower outside corner of pp.71-2 (not touching text), occasional light foxing and a few spots of soiling. About very good. The third edition, issued in the same year as the first, but lacking the fine plates after drawings by the author. The purpose of the author's travels was to survey the strength of the U.S. Navy in order to ascertain what position it was in to challenge Britain's domination of the seas. Although he found developments in America impressive, his final opinion, after visiting most of the coast from Washington northward, was that claims for American naval strength were exaggerated. SABIN 19677. HOWES D268. ABBEY 610. LANDE 1724. TPL 1392.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM227
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 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, 1840
300pp. Original cloth. Cloth worn, fraying at extremities, spine label lacking. Some foxing, else internally quite good. Later edition, complete in one volume, after the first edition of 1839. The author started in New York, crossed that state and went as far as Sault St. Marie, across Upper Canada, and back to Montreal. He also visited Washington and Kentucky, and comments on American habits, language, and institutions. HOWES M300. CLARK III:204.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM14446
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 Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1895
9pp. Original printed wrappers. Ex-lib., with call number inscribed in upper inner corner of front wrapper, else near fine. Discusses the Capitol, Capitol terraces, Capitol grounds, United States Botanic Garden, the Court House, and the Pension Office Building, and gives a statement of expenditures. Rare, with OCLC locating no paper copies. HITCHCOCK 1282.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35843
Published by London, 1817
96pp. Later half calf and marbled boards, backstrip perished. Titlepage and final page soiled, else very good. Later edition, abridged. "Davis came to the United States in search of literary employment, and had much intercourse with Col. Burr, Jefferson, and others, concerning whom he gives many new facts" - Sabin. Davis arrived in 1798, travelled through New York, South Carolina, Georgia and Washington, departing Baltimore for the Isle of Wight in 1802. RICH II:13. SABIN 18852. CLARK II:86. HOWES D123.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM6704
Published by Washington, D.C., 1885
iv,1392pp. 20th-century red library buckram, gilt spine titles. Minor shelf wear. Modern bookplate on front pastedown, some loss to bottom of last four leaves. Good. A monumental bibliography on American governmental publications from almost two years before the Declaration of Independence until early 1881. The compiler, Benjamin Perley Poore was a notable author, editor, and newspaperman in the mid-19th century, who also served in the Civil War, gained membership in the American Antiquarian Society, and organized the Gridiron Club. In his preface for the current work, he writes that the bibliography is "neither too unwieldy for reference nor too ponderous for distribution as a public document.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54104
Published by Philadelphia, 1849
iv,66pp. plus folding map. Original half cloth and boards, paper label. Boards rubbed. Later bookplate on front pastedown. Inscribed by the author: "For Thomas Riddle Esquire, from the Author, 25th. April, 1849." Minor toning. Good. Privately printed account of a critical event in the War of 1812. A contemporary note on the titlepage states: "The errata.in this 'presentation copy,' unless otherwise signed, was made by Mr. Ingersoll." Indeed, there are a couple of editorial changes, and a note on the Preface page says: "for Thos. Ritchie Esquire from the Author." SABIN 34772. HOWES I48.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9924
Published by New York & Washington, 1902
pp. plus 34 color plates. Oblong octavo. Original cloth backed boards. Pasted illustration to front cover. Negligible shelf wear. Very good. A color plate book illustrating the mural art in the Library of Congress.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM19613
Published by Boston, 1855
44pp. Original printed wrappers. Wraps detached and bit chipped at spine, old fold, scattered foxing. Good. The articles concern a controversy involving the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian which was apparently in the news of the day.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13818
Published by Joseph Milligan, Georgetown, D.C., 1824
172,pp. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Portions of spine chipped and rubbed, older label. Front inner hinge cracked; bookplate on pastedown, ink stamp on titlepage. Minor toning. Good. Relatively scarce Georgetown imprint, containing the Psalms, Proverbs, the Ten Commandements, and the Nicene Creed. OCLC locates three copies, and Shoemaker adds two more. SHOEMAKER 15391.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45622
Published by [Washington, 1805
32pp. Stitched as issued. Light foxing and soiling. About very good. Untrimmed and unopened. A memorial addressed to Congress presenting grievances about the costs associated with the judicial system in the District of Columbia. SHAW& SHOEMAKER 9565.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40496
Published by W.H. & O.H. Morrison, Washington, 1871
20pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers chipped at edges. Lightly creased. Very good. An appeal for funding for the Washington Monument. Though the importance of memorializing George Washington had been recognized shortly after his death - Samuel Blodgett's broadside of 1801 aimed to accomplish the very same - it was during the 100th-year anniversary of his birth that gave renewed impetus to the attempts of the American people to celebrate his life and accomplishments. Inspired by his loyalty, patriotism, and selfless leadership during and after the Revolutionary War, concerned citizens gathered in 1833 and formed the Washington National Monument Society, the sole purpose of which was to erect a fitting monument Washington's name. By 1836, Richard Mills had been chosen as the architect; but under heavy criticism of the design as well as the estimated cost, the project halted until 1848, when President Zachary Taylor laid the first cornerstone and construction finally began. By 1854 donations ceased, and the project was once again stalled and it was not until 1884 that Washington saw its monument complete.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47831
Published by Washington, 1832
32pp. Dbd. Some foxing, contemporary ink signature (trimmed and indecipherable) at top of titlepage. Good. The downside of the Raven's drinking problem. Houston's personal assault on Representative Stanberry of Ohio in April 1832 was the most famous of many such disputes in which Houston engaged while pleading the case of the Indians in Washington. He was tried in the House of Representatives, and herein Burges offers his long-winded opinion. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 11578.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM15132
Published by Washington, 1802
52,21,3,32,22,8,15,13pp. 19th-century three-quarter calf, marbled boards. Front board detached, spine perished, scattered foxing, light dampstaining. Good. Includes name, position and salary of employees in the following departments: treasury (by state), land offices, postal, civil establishment (includes executive and representative branches), military and naval. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 3360.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17264
Published by [Washington, 1802
4pp. Dbd. Contemporary manuscript page inscription and early stain in upper outer corner, not affecting text. Offsetting and foxing. Good. Five resolutions concerning the commissioners of and financing for the city of Washington. Rare, with OCLC locating no copies and Shaw and Shoemaker locating only the copy at the Library of Congress. The present copy was issued to Joseph Hopper Nicholson and bears manuscript corrections and annotations in his hand. Nicholson served in Congress from 1799 to 1806, completing his tenure there as one of its leading members. From 1806 to his death in 1817, Nicholson served as a judge in the Maryland court of appeals. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 3428.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM36253
Published by Philadelphia, 1849
Two volumes. xii,312pp. plus pp. publisher's advertisements; iv,-316pp. Original cloth. Head and toe of spines chipped, light scattered foxing, else very good. First American edition. The author travelled all over the eastern United States as far as the Mississippi Valley, including a trip by land from Washington to New Orleans via Georgia, and return by steamboat. Howes calls this "judicious commentary based on extensive travels." Contains a long discussion of California, with a map of that state as well as New Mexico and Arizona. HOWES M117. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 104. CLARK III:353. SABIN 43351.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM19229
Published by Published by order of the House of Representatives, Washington, 1800
16pp. plus folding table. Dbd. Table neatly split along part of crease, else very good. Tables indicate the number of seamen in respective ports, as returned to the Secretary of State customs officials, and lists the affidavits regarding impressed ships and the names of impressed seamen. Includes the reports of agents employed under the Act for the Relief and Protection of American Seamen. An important set of documents reflecting the perilous state of the seas at the turn of the 19th century. EVANS 38756.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35082