Published by [Nashville, 1860
Small printed form, approximately 8 1/4 x 5 1/4. Encased, previously folded. Small area of loss along fold, slightly affecting text. Light tanning. A printed invitation to a meeting of the Tennessee Agricultural Bureau, set to take place on September 10, 1860. Attendance is "earnestly requested.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53383
Published by New York, 1928
31,pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers edgeworn and chipped, with a few small closed tears. Tanned, and printed on poor paper. Good. This installment of the popular series finds the heroes facing peril in the North Pole, including a strange magnetic mountain and a tumble down a crevasse. A rare instance of a pulp adventure story set in the Arctic. Scarce.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM38297
Published by Omaha, 1893
24pp. Original printed wrappers. Very good. Promotional pamphlet on Nebraska issued for the Nebraska Columbian Exhibit. The state that forced "the Great American Desert [to] become only a name and a tradition." Focuses on agricultural riches and industrial potential of Nebraska.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM20181
Published by [Ayer, Ma, 1885
62,pp. Original printed wrappers. Uniformly tanned, else very good. Contains over one hundred detailed real estate offerings, including farms, country homes, hotels, etc., in Middlesex and Worcester counties. Prices for property range from $600 for a small cottage to $20,000 for a large farm and estate. An illustration on the rear cover depicts the woes of "Texas and Florida colonists.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM21033
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 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 [St. Paul, 1910
47pp. Illus. Original pictorial wrappers. Light dust soiling to wraps. Else very good. A fine Minnesota land promotional booklet illustrated with halftones of stock raising, homesteads, clover, corn and celery fields, timber lands, and the like. Focuses on northern Minnesota timber lands. Directions on how to buy state lands.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM20235
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 C.A. Murdock & Co., San Francisco, 1875
42pp. Frontis. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers faded at edges, old central fold line. Ownership inscription on front cover. Light tanning. About very good. A scarce copy of reports from officers and librarian of the San Francisco Mercantile Library, mainly regarding the cost of completing the library catalogue. Though deemed necessary, the financial outlay required is lamented. "Eight hundred and seven (807) copies have been disposed of, bringing into the treasury $3,000. By its publication the Association is, pecuniarily, still the loser to a considerable amount. In the publication of catalogues this is the universal experience." The failure of the library's lecture series and the need for a classification system are also discussed. OCLC records only one copy of this pamphlet, at the American Antiquarian Society. OCLC 852820705.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52034
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
Published by H. Such, Printed and Publisher, London, 1850
Single sheet, about 4 x 9 1/2 inches. Overall condtion is very good. Rather incongruous woodcut vignette of a Chinese man with pagoda and ship in the background. British song sheet with black minstrel song: "A Boatman leads a fearful life, / Him always on the deep, / They say him nebber knows but strife, / Him scarce gets any sleep; / Him fish for turbot all de night, / Him do what good he can; / And when a shipwreck heaves in sight, / The first is de old boatman.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23860
Published by Printed and Sold by T. Watts, Birmingham, 1850
Single sheet, about 10 x 3 1/2 inches. Some slight edge wrinkles and dustiness. Overall quite good. Minstrel song sheet printed in England, with a charming woodcut vignette of a street peddler surrounded by several children: "Since you wish to hear me, / Sing a little song, / I'll sing a very pretty one, / Concerning Lucy Long, / She used to play the fiddle, / When to parties we did go, / And I used to charm the n****** [asterisks ours] / Upon the old banjo.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23828
Published by Murfreesboro, Tn, 1863
Small broadsheet, 8 x 5 inches. Light tanning and dust soiling, a couple of marginal fox marks. About very good. Gen. William Rosencrans, commander of the Union Army of the Cumberland in 1863, asks that the multiplicity of orders and the resulting variations thereof be addressed and the attendant confusion in the ranks be resolved, and orders various measures be taken to ensure proper communications. Grant replaced Rosencrans with Gen. George H. Thomas near the end of this year after a series of failures in Tennessee. Not in Allen or OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53711
Published by H. Disley, London, 1850
Single sheet, about 4 x 10 inches. Some slight marginal dustiness. Else very good. British song sheet with Black minstrel theme and song. With woodcut vignette of a black man with pipe. "Oh, white folks listen unto me, / Oh, Billy Pattison, / The subject of my story, I'll tell unto thee, / Don't tell me, don't tell me, / The name of my song I'll tell unto thee, / Is oh, Billy Pattison. / Billy Pattison, good-bye, / I think your horse will die, / If he don't I'll ride again. / If he dies I'll tan his hide. / I'll lay ten dollars down, / I'll leave it in my will, / Show me the man in this yer town, / That struck my brother Bill.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23859
Published by Disley, Printer, [N.p.], 1850
Single sheet, about 10 x 3 1/2 inches. Some slight edge dustiness. Else very good. British song sheet with black minstrel-style song: "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." With somewhat incongruous woodcut vignette of a cavalier at top.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23825
Published by Seattle, 1925
Small broadside, 10 1/2 x 7 inches. Previously folded. A few chips and small tears where previously adhered. Contemporary ink stamp. Good plus. Wanted poster offering a fifty dollar reward for a prisoner, M.W. Woods, who escaped from the custody of U.S. Marshals near Seattle in 1925. Woods, "Escaped from U.S. Marshall, Western District of Washington on morning of Oct. 17th 1925, by jumping from Santa Fe train to Peabody, Kansas, while being transferred from Seattle, Washington to Houston, Texas." The fugitive, a "Mexican pottery exporter. is ordinarily a good dresser; of genial personality, and is a smooth and plausible talker." With a photographic reproduction of Woods' mugshot.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52863
Published by [Racine, Wi, 1880
Broadside, approximately 6 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches, with engraving of the Fish Bros. Wagon. Slight curling in upper margin, minor adhesive remnants to verso, else very good. An attractive broadside promoting the Fish Bros. Wagon, described as "Second to no other Wagon in Existence." Chas. F. Smith of Waverly, Ohio is noted as dealer for the wagon.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM20239
Published by [Providence, 1836
Broadside, 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Some loss at right edge, affecting printed border. Small tear at top edge. Good. Handbill promoting the Constitutional Ticket for the Rhode Island state election of 1836. The candidates are listed with their town of origin; Charles Collins of Middletown is the choice for governor, while Daniel Remington of Warwick is his running mate for the lieutenant governor. Ten senatorial candidates are listed, as well as the candidates for state secretary, attorney general and treasurer. A nice piece of Rhode Island political ephemera.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45112
Published by Tipografia de la Libertad, Sucre, 1887
Broadsheet, 12 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Several chips, small tears, and moderate tanning at edges. Top two corners torn away, and two further top edge tape repairs, not affecting text. Several tears along fold lines. About good. A Bolivian broadside calling for the reassessment of the military retreat from Camarones in November 1879 during the South American War of the Pacific, fought by Peru and Bolivia against Chile from 1879 to 1884. In one of the first significant moments of the war, Bolivian troops under their President Hilarión Daza failed to meet up with Peruvian allies in the region of the Camarones River, instead withdrawing to more defensible positions deeper in Bolivia. The actions resulted in the loss of Bolivia's only coastal province and the overthrow of President Daza before the end of the year. This tract argues briefly that other Bolivian commanders, not solely Daza, were responsible for the loss. An extremely scarce reflection on this South American conflict, and not in OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51531
Published by Selma, 1855
8pp. Original printed wrappers. Light wear an sunning to wraps. Internally clean. A brief but enthusiastic encomium to the benefits of Freemasonry, delivered at a Lodge in Cahaba, Alabama, in 1855 by their Masonic chaplain, George F. Cushman.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54013
Published by [Cochabamba, 1887
Broadside, 8 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Several minor edge tears, some weakness along fold lines, otherwise very good. An amusing late 19th-century political leaflet from the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, in which the writers accuse their liberal opponents of being sore electoral losers and of raving "like rabid dogs." "¡¡Qué deliro!!! ¡¡Qué despecho!!! Hasta que punto llega la perversidad y la malignidad del partido liberal? ¡Pobres ciegos! ¡Pobres franciscanos! ¡Pobres libertinos!" Also with a short derisive lyric insulting liberal presidential candidate Eliodoro Camacho. Not in OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51532
Published by [Dallas, 1937
pp., printed on a folded quarto sheet. Minor soiling, upper outer corner chipped. Still, very good. A program for a Depression-era theatrical performance of Eugene G. Hafer's 1924 courtroom drama, ATTORNEY FOR THE DEFENSE, by an African-American theatre company, performed at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas. The performance took place on Friday, April 23, 1937 under the auspices of the Dallas Negro Little Theatre Company. The interior two pages include the setting, scene breakdown, and cast list. The last page lists the four officers of the theater company, plus the two members of the Publicity Committee. The Dallas Negro Little Theatre seems to have been part of the "Little Theater" movement in the first half of the 20th century. They were a subsidiary group of the larger Dallas Texas Little Theatre. OCLC records just four copies of this ephemeral program, at Yale, Baylor, Dallas Public Library, and the DeGolyer Library.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55453
Published by Los Angeles, 1901
10pp. on a single folded sheet. Brochure, folded into five compartments. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. Attractive promotional brochure for Santa Catalina Island, advertising activities, accommodations, and round trip fares by the Wilmington Transportation Co. The brochure describes the island's pleasant climate and fishing opportunities, illustrating views and impressive fish caught by the game fisherman of the area. A nice ephemeral piece.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46165
Published by [New York], 1860
Printed check, 8 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Plus integral receipt form, also unused. Clean and very good. Handsomely printed check, with vignettes of stagecoach and two western hunters in western garb with their rifles and dog.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27369
Published by Morristown, N.Y., 1904
pp. Color pictorial wrappers. Light soiling to front wrapper, else very good. A patent medicine circular and almanac. Incredible curative powers are ascribed to Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills, including the ability to treat biliousness, constipation, dyspepsia, dysentery, jaundice, la grippe, piles, rheumatism, headaches, and worms, among other ailments. A bargain at twenty- five cents a box. The front wrapper depicts an Indian warrior on a white horse in the act of spearing a grizzly bear.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM20226
Publication Date: 1929
Title-leaf,  leaves of mounted newspaper clippings. Quarto. Cloth scrapbook, cord tie. Very good. Collection of newspaper articles by Cole reporting on travels in Brazil, Panama, Chile, Argentina, Havana and other points in Latin America during a tour by the U.S. delegation to the Pan American Highway Congress.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23686
Published by Palestine, Tx, 1909
Printed form, 5 x 8 inches, plus 1 x 1-inch photograph. Two old vertical folds, left edge tanned, lower right corner chipped. Photograph fine, but somewhat crudely affixed. About very good. A "Wanted" notice from the City Marshal of Palestine, Texas, offering a fifty dollar reward for the capture of C.H. Crowson, who was eventually arrested and convicted for burglary in 1909. The description given says that Crowson "Has dark hair, blue eyes and light complexion. He is fond of music and plays guitar and violin. Works around saw mills and railroad shops." With a small photo of the fugitive attached to the form.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52766
Published by Washington, 1837
2pp. printed on. folded sheet. Tanned. Good. This general orders relates to frontier district organization, listing the seven departments as they are here established. Signed in manuscript by Gen. Macomb. A very early form of this general orders format.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26665
Published by John Jay Johnson, Kalamazoo, Mi., 1863
14,pp., plus folding receipt. Original printed wrappers. A few minor chips, lightly soiled. Pencil ownership on rear wrapper. Two small repairs to folding receipt and titlepage versos. Interior leaves loose, text somewhat foxed, but overall quite good. A short pamphlet in which the owner of a patent for a new method of tanning animal skins describes the process and gives directions on implementing it to potential customers. The pamphlet comes with a deed which the buyer would fill out in order to demonstrate that he had bought the right to use the process. "In the Pamphlet which accompanies each deed, the Excelsior Tanning Process is familiarly explained, and the directions are so plain and complete that any one can speedily acquire a succesfull practice of the art." OCLC 9992409.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51576