Published by New Orleans, 1980
160pp. Color illus. Quarto. Cloth. Fine. Fine photographs of the Crescent City.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM2650
Published by University of Missouri Press, Columbia, Mo., 1994
,342pp. Large oblong quarto. Cloth. As new in pictorial dust jacket. An excellent reference to birds-eye-views of cities and towns along the Mississippi. Especially notable are the wonderful comparisons of 19th-century views with modern aerial photographs.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM24370
Published by Chillicothe, 1944
49pp. 16mo. Printed wrappers. A fine, uncut, unopened copy. Crudely printed at the Press of David K. Webb, undoubtedly in a small edition. CLARK III:156.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM2482
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 Washington, 1875
44pp. Dbd. Soiled, else very good. Concerns the less than stable situation in Louisiana.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17642
Published by Washington, 1818
15pp. Dbd. Foxed and tanned, but good. Straightening out land titles in Louisiana. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 46352.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17691
Published by New York, 1904
17,pp. Without outer wrappers, as issued. Cover tanned with chip in corner. Good. Gives a brief history of westward expansion.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9332
Published by Washington, 1850
163pp. Dbd. Bit soiled, else very good. Communications regarding the abduction and transportation to Cuba of Don Juan Garcia, alias Juan Francisco Rey, by the Spanish Consul, Don Carlos de Espana. This incident served as a pretext for the abortive Lopez filibuster.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16808
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 Paris, 1901
227,pp. Original printed wrappers, light foxing to edges and spine. Modern bookplate to rear pastedown. Uncut and untrimmed. Near fine. In a half calf and marbled paper slipcase with gilt spine. A substantial, well documented biographical treatment of La Salle, with detailed accounts of his travels and explorations.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50271
Published by New Orleans, 1873
24pp. Original printed wrappers. About fine. Protesting the "contemptuous disfavor and offensive discourtesy" shown to Janin, who describes himself as "the oldest man and oldest lawyer practicing" before Commissioner Drummond.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17671
Published by [New Orleans, 1866
Broadside, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Original folds, minor edge wear, short repaired marginal tear. Very good. An interesting special order from New Orleans in early 1866, granting leave for Brevet- Major H. Lawrence Sheldon after he accompanies General Winfield Scott to New York City. The order is issued by Major- General E.R.S. Canby and signed by his Acting Assistant Adjutant General Nathaniel Burbank. After resigning from the armed services, Burbank stayed in New Orleans and found a career as a journalist, theater critic, and editor, writing over 3,000 articles as a newsman. He served as the managing editor of the New Orleans PICAYUNE until he suffered a heart attack on a streetcar while on his way to work in 1901. Besides bearing Burbank's signature, the order is notable for the annotations written around the printed text of the order. One note records that mileage was paid to Sheldon upon his arrival in New York, after the eleven day-journey fron New Orleans. Another notation seems to indicate additional pay for Sheldon on April 16. And yet another note reads that Sheldon's leave commenced on April 19. Altogether an absorbing piece of American militaria documenting a soldier's journey from New Orleans to New York just after the Civil War, signed by the man who subsequently managed the New Orleans newspaper of record for the next thirty-plus years. Exceedingly rare, with no copies in OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52776
Published by New Orleans, 1866
331pp. Original printed wrappers, rear lacking. Spine perishing, front hinge detaching, rear gatherings loose. Light tanning and foxing. Good. With text in parallel English and French. Important laws from the early Reconstruction period. Includes an act forming the Supreme Court of the state, and reparations made for damages incurred during the recent Civil War. Only five copies located by OCLC. SABIN 42184.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53388
Published by New Orleans, 1885
79pp. Original printed wrappers. Rear wrap detached, spine perished, wraps dust soiled and bit chipped, notes in colored pencil, else good. Subtitled "A Contribution to the Exhibit of Woman's Work, in the Louisiana State Department, at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, La., 1885.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM11340
Published by Albany, 1906
,258pp. Frontis. Folding facsimile map. Quarto. Original cloth backed boards, printed paper labels. Binding a bit soiled, joints tender, else very nice, partially unopened. From an edition limited to 500 copies. "Most reliable eye-witness account of La Salle's two-years wanderings in Texas. The map, based on La Salle's Mississippi explorations, was the first accurate delineation of that river" - Howes. HOWES J266. CLARK I:14.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7005
Published by New York, 1868
275,pp. printed in double-column format. Original pictorial wrappers. Spine split and mostly perished, cover slightly soiled, else good. A most interesting contribution to American theatre history, relating the author's experiences on the boards in Mobile, Selma, New Orleans, St. Louis, etc. Either the theatre crowd was a tougher bunch then, or Smith had a facility for evoking violence and low behavior from his colleagues and audiences, because his narrative is studded with all sorts of encounters of the meanest sort. Evidently travelling actors were not particularly welcome in some areas, and Smith resorted on one occasion to impersonating Amos Kendall so he would receive civil treatment during an overnight stay. The author also makes room for bits and snatches of text extracted from trade papers, newspapers, and overheard conversations, as well as utterances by others. Fascinating. HOWES S672. CLARK III:415.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM1491
Published by Philadelphia, 1888
38pp. Original printed wrappers. Wraps darkened and chipped, top margin considerably chipped with no loss of text, old fold. A decent copy, printed on bad paper. In a folding cloth box, leather label. The Mercantile Trust Company makes claims to security in property of the Railway, including holdings in New Orleans. The property is described in detail. Also printed are the articles of the new mortgage, and documents of certification of New York and Louisiana.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13837
Published by [Washington, 1837
8pp. Single folded sheet. Minor foxing. Very good. Untrimmed. A rare Congressional report regarding payment to volunteers from Tennessee who served, or committed to serve under Gen. Gaines in the American South, including Louisiana, in the mid 1830s, in an attempt to fortify the western boundaries against insurgency from Mexico. Gaines was at this time the commander of the Southwest Military District. Not in OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51071
Published by [N.p., 1880
12pp. Original printed self-wrappers. Outer leaves a bit toned and dust-soiled, two old horizontal folds. Very good. A scarce pamphlet recounting Winfield Scott Hancock's career as commander of the Fifth Military District, encompassing Louisiana and Texas, after the Civil War. Hancock was largely seen as a hero after the Battle of Gettysburg, and eventually ran for president in 1880. This campaign pamphlet accuses Hancock of being soft on Reconstruction, and practically indifferent to Unionists and freed slaves trying to claim rights in the South. The text of the pamphlet accuses Hancock of being "a facile instrument" of President Andrew Johnson's and that Hancock's oversight resulted in obstructing "the work of reconstruction." Hancock's ineffectual leadership in Lousiana and Texas "is all the more painful, because an otherwise meritorious officer has been made a party to the political madness which has so long marked the conduct of the President." Hancock was eventually relieved of duty in the West after Congress failed to support his positions on civil tribunals.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54054
Published by Washington City, 1810
9pp. Dbd. Bright and clean. Very good. An appeal by the Territory of Orleans for statehood. The MEMORIAL describes reasons for the territory's entry into the Union. Two years later, in 1812, the Territory of Orleans would become the state of Louisiana. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 21724.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40148
Published by Washington, 1810
8pp. Modern cloth, leather label. Very good. Briggs herein petitions the U.S. government for compensation for the hardships and expenses he undertook while fulfilling an appointment to survey a route from Washington to New Orleans through Tennessee. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 21655.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM21261
Published by Overland Press, Austin, 1981
xii,,92pp. plus folding map. Half title. Folio. Three-quarter calf and cloth, gilt stamping on front board, spine gilt, t.e.g. Some wear and light soiling to boards and spine, interior fine. Very good. A handsome reprint of this classic work, of which Thomas W. Streeter said, "For a long time I have regarded it as one of the Texas classics." Handsomely designed by Thomas Whitridge in a folio format, this edition is limited to 340 copies. It is printed in Monotype Bell on Arches mold-made paper. The map, on lighter paper, is tipped in. Ron Tyler has contributed an introduction as well as his signature on the colophon. Published by our Overland Press. CLARK III:56 (ref). HOWES H593 (ref). REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 60 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56807
Published by Philadelphia, 1860
526pp. plus advertisements. Original cloth. Cloth sunned and edgeworn. Some scattered spotting. A good, tight copy. A collection of letters written by Kate Conyngham and originally published in the SATURDAY COURIER in 1853-54, giving observations gleaned from her travels in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, and Cuba. "Detailed portrayal of life on tobacco, cotton and sugar plantations in ante-bellum Mississippi" - Howes. CLARK III:58 (note). SABIN 34776. HOWES I50.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9280
Published by New York, 1848
265pp. plus one leaf of ads. 12mo. Original green cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Spine faded, corners scuffed. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Toning on edges, light foxing throughout. Good. A group of historical essays, mixed with some fictionalization, by the esteemed New Orleans historian and politician Charles Gayarre. The topics mainly cover the history of Louisiana under the Spanish and French in the 16th and 17th centuries. The contents were expanded and published in 1851 under a slightly different title. HOWES G88. SABIN 26797.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50004
Published by New Orleans, 1929
151pp. Quarto. Original half cloth and paste paper boards, spine gilt lettered. Light edge wear, front hinge loosening. Internally clean. Very good. Untrimmed. One of four hundred ten copies printed. A standard work on printing in colonial New Orleans by the prolific bibliographer Douglas McMurtrie.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53349
Published by Pittsfield, Ma, 1864
391pp. plus frontispiece and plates. Original publisher's cloth, gilt and blind stamped.Spine sunned, some tanning. Very good. First edition of a scarce regimental history of this Civil War unit from Massachusetts. Well-written, with great detail on the regiment's service in the South. "Because of Johns' descriptive powers, it is unfortunate that his military service was confined solely to the Louisiana theater" - Nevins. NEVINS I, p.113. DORNBUSCH (New England) 357.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53832
Published by Spencer & Wyckoff, Detroit, 1941
Large format photograph, 12 x 19 3/4 inches. A few small chips and short tears. Mild scuffing, moderate staining and soiling. Good condition. A rare aerial view of the short-lived American military installation at Camp Livingston, Louisiana. The camp opened in 1940 and closed in 1945, and was created to train field artillery regiments during World War II (hence the "F.A." in the title of the photograph). The most notable use of Camp Livingston began the year after this photograph was taken, when the American government used the camp to house thousands of Japanese, German, and Italian prisoners of war. In addition, as many as a thousand Japanese-American citizens were held at Camp Livingston as part of the War Relocation Authority's wartime internment program. The present photograph would be useful in studying the accommodations for wartime prisoners and internees, or perhaps the changes over time to the camp to accommodate them. No copies located in OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56386
Published by Madrid, 1912
vii,466pp. plus errata page. Quarto. Modern half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Corners rubbed. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Ownership signature on titlepage. Internally bright and clean. Very good. Compilation of writings regarding Florida and Louisiana edited by Inigo Abad y Lasierra, Benedictine monk and historian. Published original documents from De Soto to the end of the 18th century Included are letters from Manuel Gayoso de Lemos and Abad's "Relacion de la Florida," first published in 1785.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50042
Published by Thomas Smith, [Lexington, 1824
24pp. (only, of 63pp.). Dbd. Light foxing. Small tear to bottom corner of last page of text. Very good. Alas, this is the first section only - a complete copy would be 63pp. An exchange of letters between Adair and Jackson regarding Jackson's charge of cowardice with reference to Adair's Kentucky troops in the Battle of New Orleans. Very rare, and accorded a "b' by Howes, who writes, "Anti-Jackson campaign document, based on material in McAfee's WAR IN THE WESTERN COUNTRY." HOWES A40, "b". PIERSON, LEXINGTON IMPRINTS, 1. STREETER 1661. SABIN 35374.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48948
Published by Washington, 1829
18pp. Stitched as issued. Light foxing. About very good. Untrimmed. Letter discussing the probable causes of and solutions to the Great Raft in the Red River. The Great Raft was described as perhaps the continent's largest log jam. Not a single solid mass, but made up of many smaller sections, the Raft stretched for 165 miles and was dense enough at certain spots to support a man on horseback crossing the river. Paxton's letter was crucial in persuading Congress to fund the removal of the raft, in order that the Red River could be navigable by steamboat. Not in Shoemaker.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40486