Published by The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, Ca., 1963
247pp. including illustrations. Blue cloth, gilt. Fine, in dust jacket. "This work contains the first serious study of military governments in the newly occupied American territories" - Clark & Brunet. The fourth volume in the "Frontier Military" series. CLARK & BRUNET 102.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28660
Published by London, 1926
349pp. Portrait. Cloth. Slight shelf wear. Bookplate to verso of front free endpaper. Very good. The most convenient sampler of Audubon's writing, combining episodes from his various writings, with many scenes set in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. CLARK II:179.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48727
Published by New York, 1926
349pp. Portrait. Cloth. Slightest shelf wear. Very good. The most convenient sampler of Audubon's writing, combining episodes from his various writings, with many scenes set in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. CLARK II:179.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM5330
Published by Ibero-Americana, Buenos Aires, 1949
,[17-]452pp., including maps and illustrations. Quarto. Original gray cloth. Dust jacket, with several chips and sizable tears. Small bookplate on rear pastedown. Text block broken, light tanning. Good. Argentine history of the Spanish explorations of North America from Ponce de León to Bodega y Quadra's voyage to Alaska in 1775.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52020
Published by Williams & Watkins Company, Baltimore, 1925
xxi,,146pp., plus folding map and seventy- six color plates. Quarto. Original brown faux leather, front board and spine gilt. Light edge and spine wear. Later gift inscription, ownership and bookseller's labels on front free endpapers. Light tanning to text, plates fine. About very good, overall. Profusely illustrated descriptions of Florida bird life and their relation to the state's agriculture.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53274
Published by John F. Brown, Concord, N.H., 1837
429pp. Portrait frontis. Contemporary ornate blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Top inch of spine neatly torn away. Minor foxing. Offsetting on titlepage, brief modern ink notes on front free endpaper. Overall very good. A collection of Jackson's most important messages, including a bevy of annual messages and his "Message in Relation to Texas, Dec. 21, 1836," to which is prefixed a brief biography. OCLC 3695336, 10472284, 12172989.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31610
Published by Albany, 1833
400pp. Lacks the folding plate and folding map. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Light foxing. Very good. Styled "Third edition Revised" on the titlepage. An examination of relics and artifacts, and conjectures by the author as to the origin of their creators, including material on the languages of various Indian tribes, contributed by C.S. Rafinesque. One of the first detailed investigations of American Indian antiquities. FLAKE 6755. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3132. HOWES P592. SABIN 65484. THOMSON 944. FIELD 1245. SERVIES 1654.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM3469
Published by [Washington, 1842
2pp. Dbd. Minor chipping along left edge. Good. A rare report on the construction of a sea wall in St. Augustine, Florida. "Favorable report on memorial of mayor and aldermen; the gap behind the sea wall to be filled in to prevent the fevers which had occurred in 1839 and 1841" - Servies. Not in OCLC. SERVIES 2816.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51073
Published by St. Augustine, 1888
144p. plus fifteen plates. Frontis. Original decorative boards, gilt. Good. A nicely illustrated historical survey of St. Augustine. SERVIES 9065.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17037
Published by New York, 1885
xv,,441pp. plus illus. Original pictorial cloth. Rubbed, small tear at front joint, but very good. Includes visits to St. Kitt's, Martinique, port of Spain, Trinidad, Curacoa, Jamaica, and Havana, with notes on slavery and the natives of the regions visited. SERVIES 8095.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10337
Published by Hoffman and White, Albany, 1833
viii,9-400pp. Lacks the maps and two plates. Contemporary full calf. Rubbed, moderate dampstaining. Very good. Styled "Second edition Revised" on the title. An examination of relics and artifacts, and conjectures by the author as to the origin of their creators. Includes material on the languages of various Indian tribes, contributed by C.S. Rafinesque. One of the first detailed investigations of American Indian antiquities. With the added derisive reference to THE BOOK OF MORMON on page 73 not in the first edition. HOWES P592. SABIN 65484. FIELD 1245 (later ed). FLAKE 6755. PILLING 3132. SERVIES 1654 (another ed).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27968
Published by [Washington, 1840
3pp. Dbd. Faint foxing. Very good. A rare report transmitted from the auditor by Secretary of War J.R. Poinsett, regarding the progress made in the settlement of claims for horses lost in two recent Indian wars in the American South. Only a single copy in OCLC, at the Tennessee State Library. SERVIES 2566. OCLC 35732274.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51062
Published by [Washington, 1838
20pp. Dbd. Light foxing. Very good. Secretary of State John Forsyth submitted this letter on July 6, 1838, arguing for American title to the portion of West Florida defined in the title. Also includes documents that "relate to the West Florida revolution at Natchez, with letters of W.C.C. Claiborne, Fulwer Skipwith, and others" - Servies. Rare, with only four copies in OCLC. SERVIES 2227. OCLC 10648476, 17411319.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51075
Published by [Washington], 1839
4pp. Dbd. Minor toning. Very good. Scarce document including extracts from Florida governor Richard K. Call regarding the conflicts of the Second Seminole War. Call was appointed governor in 1836 by Andrew Jackson, and proceeded to lead troops through several victorious battles against the Seminoles, including the Battles of Wahoo Swamp. In his message to the Territorial Legislature of Florida, he calls for additional forces and more support for settlers in the area, citing their fatigue and lack of success in tactics against the Seminoles thus far. Call was removed from office later in the year due to disagreement with the federal government over the conflict.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51049
Published by Deland, Fl, 1926
x,,250,pp., plus frontispiece and three facsimiles in a rear pocket. Original half cloth and paper boards, printed paper labels. Light wear, internally clean. Very good. In original matching paper-covered slipcase. Number thirty-two of three hundred sixty copies printed. A history of Florida newspapers during its years as a territory, published by the Florida State Historical Society.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53373
Published by Washington, 1828
53pp. plus five folding tables. Dbd. Spine split. Light tanning and foxing. Good. An 1828 Congressional report on the complex web of competing land claims in Florida. SERVIES 1414. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 36727.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54097
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1897
Two volumes. xiv,532; viii,554,pp., plus frontispiece portrait in each volume, and numerous plates. Original black cloth, gilt, t.e.g. Cloth lightly rubbed and edge worn, scuff and three small dents in backstrip of first volume. Clean internally. About very good. A handsomely-produced compilation of John James Audubon's journals produced by his granddaughter, Maria Audubon, and "With Zoological and Other Notes" by Elliott Coues. The selections of Audubon's writings here include his trips to Europe (1826-29), Labrador (1833), and the Missouri River (1843), followed by episodes in Kentucky, Ohio, Natchez, Florida, and elsewhere. It is still a primary reference on the famous naturalist, with numerous illustrated plates, including three previously unpublished bird drawings and ten portraits of Audubon. From an advertisement for the book's publication: "The whole publication is virtually new; since even the European journals are here much amplified, while the Missouri and Labrador journals are practically unpublished, and the 'Episodes' have never before appeared collectively except in a French translation; while on the whole are supplemented by the valuable notes of so eminent a zoologist as Dr. Elliott Coues." HOWES A391, "aa." SERVIES 11631. GRAFF 112. HUBACH, p.120.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56774
Published by Florida Historical Society, St. Augustine, Fl., 1857
31,pp. Original printed wrappers; front cover detached, spine chipped. Internally clean. Good. Fairbanks wrote much on early Florida history, here lecturing on its earliest explorations and encounters between Spaniards and natives. The Historical Society of Florida was only organized in 1856, and the names of its officers and members, as well as its constitution and by-laws, appear at the end of the text. From the quality of the printing and the relative commonness of this pamphlet, it seems likely it was actually printed elsewhere, possibly New York. HOWES F7. SABIN 23668. SERVIES 4195.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48303
Published by Washington, 1825
10pp. Dbd. First page stained, not affecting text. Good. Uncut and untrimmed. Contains a chart of 124 claimants to land in western Florida including the acreage of their claim and the period of habituation and cultivation. Rare, OCLC listing three copies at McGill University, Florida State University, and the State Library of Florida. OCLC #1845581. SERVIES 1241.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41311
Published by The Williams Publishing Co., Cleveland, 1892
284pp. plus one double plate and errata page. Original maroon cloth stamped in black and gilt, spine faded. Contemporary ownership signature of Robert Lee Goodbred on front flyleaf. Mild toning to text. Modern bookplate to rear pastedown. Very good. First edition of this account of British rule in West Florida from 1763 to 1783, including details of Spanish exploration in the region, and a short biography of Alexander McGillivray. SERVIES 10029.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50033
Published by Washington, 1828
7pp. plus one folding chart. Dbd. Minor staining, light foxing. Good. A rare report on officers who have died while in service in Florida. "List of officers of 4th Artillery Regiment who died, 1821-1825; of the 16 named, 11 of the men died at St. Augustine" - Servies. The folding chart records expenses for the movements of the first through fourth regiments to and from the Gulf region. Rare, with only three copies in OCLC. SERVIES 1410. SHOEMAKER 36253. OCLC 79171277.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50429
Published by The Drew Press, [Jacksonville, Fl.], 1919
,216pp. plus frontispiece and five plates. Original purple cloth, gilt. Spine sunned, light edge wear. Tiny hole at top of front free endpaper, paperclip shadows to rear endpapers, modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Still, a very good copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by Doggett: "To Im Harkness, feeling some of his interest in Florida history. Sincerely Carita Doggett Corse." Doggett Corse was a Florida historian, and supervisor of the Federal Writers Project in the state. Andrew Turnbull was a Scottish physician and founder of New Smyrna, Florida in 1768.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48923
Published by J.T. Lloyd, Philadelphia, 1858
iv,532pp. plus seven engraved plates. Original decorated red cloth, spine gilt. Head and tail of spine scuffed. Internally very clean. Very good. First edition of this biographical narrative of Hernando de Soto. Wilmer recounts De Soto's early expeditions with his father-in- law, Pedro de Avilas, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship, as well as his more famous North American expedition. Though De Soto travelled extensively through Central and South America, it is his discovery of the Mississippi River for which he is best known. De Soto landed on the west coast of Florida in 1539, marching north through Georgia and west to Mobile Bay. His party reached the Mississippi River in 1541 and went perhaps as far as the present Oklahoma-Arkansas border. Returning east, De Soto died and was buried in the Mississippi. FIELD 1685.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50010
Published by George P. Putnam, New York, 1851
457pp., plus folding frontispiece map. 12mo. Original green cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Front hinge weakening, bookplate on rear pastedown. An occasional bit of scattered foxing, most prevalent on the titlepage and map. Very good. Revised second edition, following the first of 1835, and with an appendix on the route of De Soto. "Compiled from Herrera, Garcilaso de la Vega, and the narrative of the Gentleman of Elvas" - Howes. The map is by Colton and shows the southeast United States, with De Soto's route highlighted. Theodore Irving was the nephew of Washington Irving, and this work is dedicated to him. HOWES I80. SERVIES 1771. SABIN 35120. FIELD 765.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48316
Published by New York & Mobile, 1857
330pp. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Slight wear to cloth. Ink ownership inscription on front pastedown, modern bookplate on rear pastedown, text uniformly tanned. Very good, in a cloth slipcase. Fourth edition of this work by Meek, a "pioneer worker in Alabama history" (DAB). Meek recounts the early frontier days of Alabama, Mississippi, and West Florida, with some material on the Mexican-American War and the Palmetto Regiment. "Meek discusses the personages and events of the periods of Spanish and French domination; the Indians and Indian wars; the early American Settlers in the Southwest and pioneer conditions" - Eberstadt. "Pages 210 to 330 are occupied with a biography of Weatherford, the Creek chief, massacre of Fort Mimms, and other sketches of Indian history, bearing marks of personal research, as they convey information that is novel and authentic" - Field. HOWES M475. EBERSTADT 105:207. FILED 1048. DAB XII:493. OWEN 1052.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49060
Published by New York & Mobile, 1857
330pp. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Slight wear to cloth, spine ends repaired. Penciled ownership inscription on front pastedown, modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Very good, in a cloth slipcase. Third edition of this work by Meek, a "pioneer worker in Alabama history" (DAB). Meek recounts the early frontier days of Alabama, Mississippi, and West Florida, with some material on the Mexican-American War and the Palmetto Regiment. "Meek discusses the personages and events of the periods of Spanish and French domination; the Indians and Indian wars; the early American Settlers in the Southwest and pioneer conditions" - Eberstadt. "Pages 210 to 330 are occupied with a biography of Weatherford, the Creek chief, massacre of Fort Mimms, and other sketches of Indian history, bearing marks of personal research, as they convey information that is novel and authentic" - Field. HOWES M475. EBERSTADT 105:207. FILED 1048. DAB XII:493. OWEN 1052.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49061
Published by A. & G. Way, Washington, 1812
4pp. Dbd. Old stab holes in left margin. Minor dust soiling and edge wear. Very good. A scarce government document relating to continued administrative problems in West Florida stemming from conflicting grants issued by the Spanish and British governments. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 27327.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM32246
Published by [Washington, 1859
8pp. Dbd. Lightly toned. Very good. A rare Congressional publication relating to volunteer troops serving in Florida during the Third Seminole War. "Correspondence of Jefferson Davis and John B. Floyd with governors Broome and Perry, Col. J. Munroe and Col. Gustavus Loomis, on raising volunteers. Notes on troops at the Manatee settlements and in the Big Cypress, 1856- 1857" - Servies. Only two copies recorded in OCLC. SERVIES 4435. OCLC 1846050.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51076
Published by Jacksonville, Fl, 1895
159pp., plus advertisements. Original pictorial wrappers bound into modern half morocco and cloth by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, spine gilt. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Light toning. Internally clean. Near fine. Second edition. Signed by Brown in the blank space above his title, Ordnance Sergeant U.S.A., which follows the Preface. Includes an account of Osceola and the Seminole War.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49534
Published by E.H. Reynolds, St. Augustine, 1892
101,pp. (pagination erratic pp.21-22 omitted, pp.24-91 incorrectly numbered 22-87). Frontis. Slim quarto. Original printed wrappers bound into modern three quarter blue morocco and boards, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. Internally clean. Very good. Bookplate of noted Americana collector Frank Cutter Deering on front pastedown. An overview of St. Augustine, with many facsimiles from De Bry and others. SERVIES 10411.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31580