Published by Cambridge, Ma, 1921
49pp. Frontis. Illus. Printed boards. Ex-lib with shelf label, bookplate and stamps. Very good. From an edition of 2500 copies. A short history of printing at the University Press of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM11975
Published by Amherst, 1946
191pp. Frontis. Original cloth. Bit dusty, but very good. A well produced guide to early Amherst printing.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18038
Published by Boston, 1811
31pp. Dbd. Foxed. Good. Urges a peaceful settlement of foreign differences. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 24024.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM5937
Published by Boston, 1815
31pp. Stitched signatures. Some staining. Good. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 34706.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM5922
Published by Washington, 1834
43pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Foxed, some minor marginal dampstaining, titlepage dust soiled. A decent copy. Adams speaks against the President's use of monies taken from Massachusetts banks, calling the action a usurpation of legislative power. SABIN 306.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM12615
Published by Topsfield, Ma, 1926
xiii,,162pp. Frontis. Illus. Cloth. Very good. Presentation inscription from the author, as well as the ownership inscription of the recipient.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM15442
Published by Boston, 1868
xii,560pp. plus two plates (including frontispiece portrait). Original blindstamped green cloth, spine gilt. Hinges a touch weak, a few modest marks in colored pencil. Very good. Fourth edition, after the first of the year before. One of the basic sources on this important Massachusetts politician. "An important source, particularly for [the] congressional years" - ANB. ANB 18, pp.37-39.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34855
Published by New York, 1903
Two volumes. ix,434;viii,493pp. Portrait. Original cloth, t.e.g. Bookplate. Very good. Memoirs of this noted Massachusetts lawyer, representative, and senator, relating his experiences at Harvard and in politics. DAB IX, pp.87-8.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7890
Published by The Hampshire Bookshop, Northampton, 1942
xi,104pp. Original half leather and boards. Spine ends a bit worn. Very good. Inscribed by the compiler on the front free endpaper. A useful reference.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25609
Published by Cambridge, 1813
60pp. Dbd. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Some faint dampstaining to small portions of text. Minor soiling else. About very good. Sermon celebrating the centennial of Weston, Massachusetts, now a suburb of Boston, and giving a history of the town. This copy with the ownership inscription of Dr. Uriah Bigelow, a prominent physician in Albany, N.Y. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 28860.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45815
Published by Chicago, 1881
246pp. Original cloth, stamped in gilt. Cloth a bit sunned and slightly rubbed, 1/4-inch stain on spine, else fine. First American edition, after the London edition of the same year. Holyoake was a Chartist and Owenite in early life. He visited America for four months with a view to investigate social and political conditions in the northeastern United States and parts of Canada. Chapters include "The Republican Convention at Saratoga," "City of Holyoke - Discourses in Free Churches," "State Socialism in America," "Co-operative Emigration - Visits to the Premier of Canada and President of America," and "Manners and Opinions in America.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM36827
Published by James Munroe and Company, Cambridge, 1856
92pp. Paper wrappers. Spine worn at head and foot. Wrappers tanned, bottom right corner torn. Overall a very good. The text of a speech given by Joel Parker, at the time a professor of constitutional law at Harvard and later the Governor of New Jersey, concerning the constitutionality of new states being admitted to the Union and representation. Parker opposes the admission of new slave states on the grounds that they gain disproportionate representation due to their holding slaves. SABIN 58702.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41335
Published by Buell & Blanchard, Washington, D.C., 1860
32pp. Printed self-wrappers. Very minor foxing. Near fine. Untrimmed and unopened. A widely distributed and influential speech by the outspoken Senator Sumner, in which he "set forth his indictment of slavery in its social, moral, and economic as well as political aspects" (DAB). One of several 1860 editions of Sumner's important speech. SABIN 93643. DAB XVIII, p.211.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40134
Published by Young & Minns, Boston, 1803
93,pp. Dbd. Lightly dampstained. Titlepage with small tear, not affecting text. Good plus. With significant material on the cultivation of trees. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 4613.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47624
Published by [Boston?], 1870
Small card, 8 x 5 cm., pasted to a piece of paper of similar size. Very good. Adams (1807-86), brother of Henry Adams and great- grandson of John Adams, was an important civic leader, railroad expert, historian and biographer. The card is signed and dated by Adams.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17120
Published by Isaac Sturtevant, Worcester, 1812
36pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Contemporary gift inscription on the titlepage. Some foxing, tanning, and staining. Good. Fourth of July oration, given just a few weeks after the outbreak of the War of 1812, often called the "second war of American independence." Blake makes the expected comparisons between the past conflict and the one that was then unfolding. SABIN 5767. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 24887.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM44679
Published by The Haydn Foundation, Ardsley, N.Y., 1987
pp. plus pp. facsimile. Original printed wrappers, side stitched. As new. From an edition of 50 copies printed and bound at the Meriden-Stinehour Press. A fine facsimile reprint of the only known copy of the original issue of the Session Laws of the General Courts of Massachusetts Bay Colony held in May and October 1670. In the collection of noted Americana collector Michael Zinman at the time this facsimile was published, the unique copy of these 1670 session laws is now at the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM38051
Published by Russell and Gardner, Boston, 1818
424pp. Contemporary rear paper-covered board (front board lacking). Spine perished, rear board scuffed and rubbed, paper torn at foredge. Ex- library, with ink stamp and blindstamp on titlepage. Textblock split into two portions. Fair. Untrimmed. A collection of the speeches, letters, and other writings between the Royal Governors of Massachusets and the Commonwealth's House of Representatives. Demonstrative of the deep interest that the post-Revolutionary generation of Americans found in the events leading up to the break with England. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 43435.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55023
Published by Boston, 1829
80pp. Contemporary plain wrapper. Wrap bit chipped at spine, light scattered foxing. Good. Prints correspondence originally published in the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER wherein Adams accused certain but unnamed citizens of Massachusetts of engaging in a design to dissolve the union, a response of some Massachusetts citizens, and Adams' reply. HOWES A68. SABIN 275.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10868
Published by Published by Butler & Bridgman, Northampton, 1850
160pp. Engraved frontispiece plus plates and in text illustrations. 12mo. Original blindstamped cloth. Head of spine lightly frayed. Some sunning to binding. Pasted picture on front endpaper. Bookplate. Overall very good. A humorous allegory intended to support the temperance cause, with many illustrations by Richard L. Hinsdale of Worcester. Hitchcock was president of Amherst College.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25414
Published by Boston, 1796
31,,3pp. Half title. Small quarto. Dbd. Some dust soiling, bit tanned. A good, large copy. Russell was president of the Society for propagating the Gospel, the Agricultural Society, the Boston Chamber of Commerce, and the National Bank in Boston, among other associations. The three appended pages contain "A Monody on the Death of The Honourable Thomas Russell, Esq. Sung after the Eulogy of Doctor John Warren." EVANS 31522. SABIN 101470.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13845
Published by Washington, 1828
20pp. Lacks plan. Dbd. Some light toning. Very good. Government report regarding a survey of Nantucket Island, with a focus on the navigability of the waters in the area, and a long discussion of the problems of the harbor.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45092
Published by Nathaniel Coverly, Jun., Salem, 1802
144pp. Contemporary half calf and birch boards. Hinges cracked, boards separating. Later paper label to foot of spine; later bookplate on front pastedown. Minor toning, Good plus. Popular religious work written by Puritan minister John Flavel (ca. 1630-91), first published in London in 1674 and reprinted in many subsequent editions. The first American edition was published in Boston in 1707. In contemporary and unsophisticated condition.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46411
Published by Printed by Russell & Cutler, Boston, 1806
22pp. Half title. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Very good, untrimmed. A speech emphasizing the importance of military preparedness in coastal cities. Quincy, a congressman from Massachusetts, admonishes the House to take the issue seriously after jokes were made preceding his speech: "It may be sport to you, gentlemen, but it is death to us" (pp.5-6). Quincy later served as Mayor of Boston and President of Harvard. SABIN 67243. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 11235. DAB XV, pp.308-11.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35307
Published by John Wilson & Son, Boston, 1855
20pp. plus folding map. Frontispiece. Original stamped green cloth, gilt. Previous owner's bookplate, text bright and clean. A fine copy. An inquiry into the age and history of a famous American Elm, believed to date from prior to the first settlement of Boston.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41117
Published by Philadelphia, 1798
16pp. Dbd. A few fox marks. Good. Concerns the appointment of tax collectors for the various districts of the country, their pay and duties. EVANS 34867.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10582
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1928
xxvii,395pp. Colored frontispiece plus 9 color plates and 48 other illustrations. Original blue cloth. Inner hinges cracked, but intact. Spine ends a bit frayed. Else very good. A fine study of 19th-century American sailing packet and clipper ships. With much biographical matter relating to Donald McKay.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25041
Published by Boston, 1814
24pp. Loose gatherings, stitching perished. Small chip at foot of titlepage. Tanned. Good. Uncut and untrimmed. Short history of Charlestown, with a focus on medical aspects, written and delivered as a speech by Josiah Bartlett, son of the New Hampshire Governor and Declaration signer. HOWES B204.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54073
Published by Manning & Loring, Boston, 1798
28pp. Dbd. Some foxing. Titlepage loose. Good. Graduation speech by David Tappan to Harvard graduates. Typical inspirational aphorisms, with a special emphasis on religion. "But the main instructions.is a lesson in favor of religion, especially of Christianity." EVANS 34629.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26461
Published by Boston, 1803
-124pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine perished, wrappers worn, chipped, and soiled. Minor foxing, noticeable edge-toning to the text. Good. The first Boston edition, from the second English edition, of the third volume from this series of writings on moral and religious subjects. This series was devised by English author and philanthropist Hannah More in order to deliver cheap moral lessons to the masses. The current volume consists of x chapters, titled, "The Grand Assizes; or, General Jail delivery," "The Lancashire Collier Girl," "A True Example of the Interposition of Providence, in the Discovery and Punishment of Murder," "The Plough-Boy's Dream," "A New Christmas Tract; or, the Right Way of Rejoicing at Christmas," "The Life of William Baker," "The Honest Miller of Glocestershire, A True Ballad," and "The Roguish Miller; or, Nothing Got by Cheating, A True Ballad." SHAW & SHOEMAKER 4678 (third volume).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54072