Publication Date: 1923
16-panel map. Some foxing, soiled. Minor tears at top of map. Good. Map of New Jersey, includes extracts from the traffic laws of the state and a ferry schedule.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26547
Published by Trenton, 1895
501pp. Illus. Original cloth. Spine sunned, bit rubbed, but very good. [with:] .VOLUME II. New York: Neale, 1914. 423pp. Cloth. Very good. Good picture of local politics of the day.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9934
Published by Jacob Halsey, Newark, 1799
viii,,437,pp. plus 8pp. list of subscribers. Contemporary calf, rebacked. Corners repaired, boards worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Minor soiling. Very good. Collected sermons by this New Jersey minister. The Rev. Samuel Stanhope Smith was president of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton) from 1795 to 1812. EVANS 36322. FELCONE 247.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45729
Published by Trenton, 1867
72pp. Original sheep, ruled and stamped in gilt. Spine and edges rubbed. Very good. One of four works by Charles Chauncey Haven on the Revolutionary War's Trenton-Princeton campaign of December 1776 to January 1777. Sabin calls for a plate and map, but in error; New Jersey bibliographical maven Joseph Felcone tells us that no copies have them, including Haven's personal copy. SABIN 30874. GEPHART 6100.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM30574
Published by Mill Hill, near Trenton, 1811
Two volumes. 453; 503,pp. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Small paper label affixed to spines; bookplates on front pastedowns, ink stamp on titlepages. Light scattered foxing. A good, solid set. Two volume set of religious discourses by Isaac Watts (1674-1748). SHAW & SHOEMAKER 24400.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45513
Published by Newark, 1826
76pp. 24mo. Later three-quarter morocco and cloth. Front board detached, but present. Some dust soiling, else very good. "The account of a confidence scheme by a New England school master who claimed to have the power to lay the ghosts guarding buried Tory gold near Morristown" - Streeter. SABIN 106070. STREETER SALE 938.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7901
Published by Jersey City, 1878
122,pp. Dbd. Institutional ink notations on titlepage, mild toning. Very good. A scarce trial account for an 1878 case of attempted murder in Jersey City. The defendant George Vosburgh, a pastor at the local Baptist Church, was accused of trying to poison his wife while she was in the midst of a protracted illness. The motive, according to the prosecution, was his anger at his wife's apparent inability to bear any children. He was found not guilty. Not in McDade, probably because Mrs. Vosburgh survived.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53889
Published by Philadelphia & New York, 1834
viii,-279pp. Half title. Original half cloth and paper boards, printed paper spine label. Boards soiled and worn, label chipped. A few early ownership signatures. Scattered foxing and staining. Good. This case arose over questions of appropriations of funds in a Quaker community in Crosswicks, New Jersey, but the argument contained herein goes deeply into the history and tenets of the Society of Friends. Shotwell was accused of not repaying funds, apparently loaned from a school fund. Southard's argument, which lasted several days, was delivered before the New Jersey State Court of Appeals in Trenton. It takes up the first 201 pages, followed by appendices. Despite the duration of Southard's argument in court, it "was listened to by an overflowing audience, of all persuasions and both sexes, with a marked and untiring attention; and it will be found to possess much of a highly interesting character, in relation to the discipline and order, and also the doctrines and history of the Society of Friends" (from the introduction). COHEN 11602. SABIN 88244. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 26877.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM36946
Published by Isaac Collins, Burlington, NJ, 1774
xii,812,pp. Folio. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Extremities rubbed, hinges starting. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf and titlepage. Light foxing. Very good. Third edition. This is the first comprehensive history of the Quakers, and Sewel, a Dutch historian, spent a quarter century researching and writing it. Sewel undertook his history to correct the misrepresentations of Croese's HISTORIA QUAKERIANA, published in 1695, and he draws upon personal correspondence with important Quaker leaders, as well as the works of Fox, Clarendon, and Ludlow. Included is material on the history of Penn's establishment of Pennsylvania. Of Sewel's work, the DNB writes: "Its accuracy has never been impugned, and it remains a classical authority." Sewel's history has the distinction of being the first book published by Benjamin Franklin, printed by him in Philadelphia in 1728. This copy with the contemporary ownership inscription of Quaker minister William Jackson (1746-1834). EVANS 13607. FELCONE 238, 239.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45574
Published by Princeton, N.J., 1908
p., plus integral blank. Single horizontal fold. Negligible soiling, else fine. Letter written to fellow Democrat George C. Pendleton by Woodrow Wilson, thanking him for his praise of Wilson's HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (1902), and for noting a mistake. Pendleton was a Confederate soldier and later a Texas politician. Wilson writes: "I very warmly appreciate your kind letter of November 7th, and it is particularly gratifying to me when men of my own section of the country [i.e., the South] can utter such warm praise of my HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I am also deeply in your obligation for calling my attention to the mistakes of detail, which I shall be pleased to note for a revision of the book, should such a revision be called for under my arrangements with the publishers. Allow me to thank you also for your kindness in sending me a copy of the address which you delivered at the Confederate Reunion at Belton, Texas, last summer. It will give me real pleasure to read it." This letter was written while Wilson was president of Princeton University (1902- 1910); his five-volume HISTORY. was expanded to ten volumes and reprinted in 1918.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM43515
Published by R.L. Barnes, Pennsylvania, 1865
Engraved folding pocket map, 26 x 36 inches. Publisher's blindstamped cloth, gilt, rebacked. Corners worn. Handful of minor separations at crossfolds. Very good. A detailed large-format railroad map of Pennsylvania and New Jersey divided by counties, with some representation of southern New York (including Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Long Island), Delaware, northern Virginia, and northeastern West Virginia. Lake Erie appears at top left and bottom right shows the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. The Allegheny River and its headwaters in Venango County are outlined in red, "probably indicating oil activity," according to David Rumsey. The pastedown of the binding contains a population table of Pennsylvania broken down by counties, with the total population of the state tallied at the bottom, which in 1865 totaled 2,906,370 people (the population today sits just under 13,000,000). Rare, with only three copies in OCLC, at Harvard, the American Antiquarian Society, and the British Library.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52404
Published by Printed by Kneeland and Adams, Boston, 1768
205,pp. Half title. Modern blue cloth, spine gilt. Light, even tanning. Very good. Inscribed on the half title, almost certainly from Chauncy: "To the Hon. William Smith Jun. Esq. in New York." William Smith, Jr. was a prominent New York lawyer and son of the jurist and historian of New York, William Smith. Growing political tensions between the colonies and the crown in the 1760s were mirrored in the views held toward the Anglican church in America. Patriots saw those who were high in the church as harboring Loyalist tendencies and viewed them with suspicion. Presbyterians and Congregationalists were also wary of the power of the Anglican church, and feared attempts to establish the dominance of the Church of England in America. In 1767, Thomas Bradbury Chandler, the rector of St. John's Church in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, called for the appointment of a resident bishop and sparked a pamphlet war over the issue, of which Chauncy's objection was the most prominent and forceful response. Bradbury would reply to Chauncy's work with two of his own, in 1769 and 1771. Bradbury and Chauncy inevitably found themselves on opposite political sides of the question of Independence, and Bradbury eventually left America for England in 1775. EVANS 10853. ESTC W14552. SABIN 12311. BRINLEY SALE 6129.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47437
Published by Printed for private circulation, London, 1845
,96pp. Half title. Original green cloth, stamped in blind. Corners bumped, extremities rubbed. Presentation inscription on front fly leaf. Inner hinges cracked. Lightly foxed. About very good. Scarce, privately printed account of an Englishman's trip to the Eastern United States and Canada. He gives bills of fare on shipboard, scenes in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, then going south to Washington, then to Niagara and Canada. This copy is inscribed by the author to his friend, Thomas Adams. HOWES M768, "aa." SABIN 50377.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM44244
Published by Philadelphia, 1864
Folding pocket map, 26 x 36 inches, with some period color. Bound into original 16mo. pebbled brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Minor repairs, else very nice. The watershed of the Allegheny River in the "Oil District," Venago County, is marked in red. A reduced version of Melish's map of Pennsylvania, reissued by Barnes in 1849. This reduced version was first published in 1856, apparently without the highlighting in red of the Allegheny watershed. Rumsey lists editions of 1857 (3350) and 1865 (4061).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM29158
Published by [Pennsylvania & New Jersey, 1955
130 black and white photographs, from 2 x 3 1/2 inches to 8 x 10 inches, almost all with printed captions in the margins dated May or June 1955, most also with manuscript captions written below the image in red or blue pencil. Plus two souvenir programs; one 6-x-9- inch promotional color photograph, signed; and twenty 8 x 10-inch promotional black and white photographs, most signed. Square folio. Contemporary red leatherette photograph album. Covers soiled, front cover detached, minor edge wear. One leaf detached, minor wear to photographs, album pages toned, chipped, and somewhat brittle. Very good. A fantastic personal photographic record of early rock and roll and country music stars from 1955, compiled by a woman named "Ann" who traveled to document her musical interests. Many of the photographs are non- professional, and were likely taken by Ann or a friend or family member. Several of the professional pictures of country music artists - including Eddy Arnold, Faron Young, Porter Wagoner, and the Maddox Brothers and Rose - are signed by the stars themselves. Two locations can be identified from the pictures (Uncle Roy's Beautiful Sunset Park in Jennersville, Pennsylvania and Circle A Ranch in Deer Park, New Jersey), but a variety of small clubs, auditoriums, jamborees, and honky tonks are depicted. The album features mounted photographs capturing notable musicians such as Hank Thompson (several photos, including one of their tour bus), Shorty Long, Hank Snow, Kenny Roberts, Clair "Tiny" Mickey, Sally Starr, Mickie Evans, Tim Holt, the Tune Dusters, the Eckert Family, and others. One original photograph shows Ray Meyers, an accomplished steel guitar player despite being born without arms, signing an autograph with his right foot. The musician photographs are interspersed with some family photographs. Most notable are the dozen photographs featuring Bill Haley & His Comets at the height of their fame. Their most famous song, "Rock Around the Clock," which is credited by some for bringing rock and roll music to the mainstream, was released the year before, and then featured in and popularized by the release of the film, THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE, in March 1955. Two of the Bill Haley photographs are signed, though the compiler trimmed them a bit, and a few of them feature Haley with various local women identified in the captions. Accompanying the album are twenty-one larger promotional photographs, many of which are signed. These include Hank Snow (color photo, signed on verso); Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys (signed by Snow in the image); another of Hank Snow by himself (signed in the image); Faron Young (signed in the image); Porter Wagoner, Junior "Speedy" Haworth, and Don Warden (signed by all three in the image); Eddy Arnold (signed in the image); Lash La Rue (signed in the image); Jesse Rogers (inscribed to "Ann" on verso); Maddox Bros. and Rose (signed in bottom margin); the Eckert Family (giant photographic postcard signed by all on verso); Rosie and Retta (signed by Retta Maddox on verso); Gordon Terry, "Champion Old- Time Fiddler" (signed in the image); prolific singer-songwriter Jean Shepard (with her signature on the verso); Lloyd Arnold (inscribed on verso); Lloyd Arnold with his band, the Rockin Drifters (inscribed to "Ann" in the bottom margin); cowgirl TV hostess Sally Starr (inscribed on the verso, "To Ann Lovingly Sally Starr"); Don Reno & Red Smiley and the Tennessee Cut-Ups (signed by the whole band on the verso); the Wilburn Brothers (signed by both in the image); and a few unsigned photos, including one featuring Jimmy Dean. There are also two souvenir programs laid in: a promotional program for Webb Pierce (signed by him inside) and a SOUVENIR PICTURE ALBUM GRAND OPRY (with signatures by Kitty Wells and Lester Wilburn of the Tennessee Mountain Boys inside). A wonderful collection of early rock and roll and country music notables compiled by a fan in 1955, at the point when rock and roll was beginning to emerge in the popular culture.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55629
Published by New York, 1824
Folding map, 51 x 51 inches, Backed on linen as issued. Significant foxing. Original portfolio of boards with roan spine, expertly rebacked. In a cloth clamshell box, leather label. Styled "second edition." Handsome large- scale early map of New York State and part of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Canada. Boundaries outlined in color, with notes on roads, forts, ironworks, and Indian villages. Lay was one of the most important cartographers working in New York and Pennsylvania at the time.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26137
Published by Printed by G. Craft, Trenton, 1799
vi,-149,pp. Later plain wrappers, paper label. Wrappers edgeworn, splitting along front hinge. Light, even tanning. About very good. In a half morocco box. This copy bears the ownership signature of Elisha Boudinot on page 29. The tract's author, William Griffith, studied law in Boudinot's office in Newark before being admitted to the bar in 1788. Boudinot's brother, Elias, was an important New Jersey lawyer and politician, a member of the Continental Congress in the 1770s and '80s, and a U.S. Representative from 1789 to 1795. This scarce collection of essays by William Griffith, a prominent Burlington lawyer and legal writer, argues for the revision of the Revolutionary-era New Jersey constitution. The original constitution, crafted over a period of five days and signed just before the Declaration of Independence, was a document that did little more than proclaim the state's independence from royal authority and establish a basic framework for government. In these essays, some of which had been printed in the STATE GAZETTE, Griffith sought to "bring home to every man's heart, a conviction of the actual evils which arise out of the theoretic errors of the constitution." The fifty-three essays point out the defects in the constitution and describe Griffith's alternatives on issues such as the judiciary, representation, etc. Though Griffith and his Federalist cohorts supported revising the 1776 constitution, the Republicans in the state opposed revision and carried the day. The New Jersey constitution would not be revised until 1844. EVANS 35570. FELCONE 105. SABIN 28829. COHEN 3194.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM36586
Published by Rogers and Fowle, Boston, 1744
,iv,39pp. Later plain wrappers. Light dampstaining and scattered foxing. A very good copy. A very rare pamphlet relating to the missionary work of David Brainerd amongst the Indians in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in the mid-18th century. Ebenezer Pemberton was a prominent Boston- born minister. He served as minister of New York's First Presbyterian Church from 1726 through 1753, during which time he also served as a member of the New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge. This society, an Anglican missionary organization, was founded to establish schools and promote the faith in "uncivilized" parts of the Scottish Highlands and among the American Indians in the colonies. The organization hired missionaries in the colonies, including David Brainerd, who was approved for missionary work in November 1742. Shortly thereafter, Brainerd began his work proselytizing to American Indians in Pennsylvania, New York, and especially in New Jersey, where his ministry proved most fruitful. Following his ordination in 1744, at which Pemberton delivered this sermon, Brainerd continued to work and live among the American Indians. He preached to tribes in Kaunaumeek (a settlement in the woods between Stockbridge and Albany), and then at present-day Easton, Pennsylvania, and at Crosweeksung (now Crosswicks, New Jersey). Expelled from Yale for sympathizing with the Whitefield revival and for remarking that a college tutor had "no more grace than this chair," Brainerd was nevertheless successful as a missionary to various Indian tribes in the Massachusetts- New York border region and in New Jersey. He died at the age of twenty-nine in the home of Jonathan Edwards, whose daughter he was engaged to marry. With the publication of his journal and biographies detailing his life, Brainerd became a popular and influential figure among leading Christians and missionaries. Perhaps because of its connection to the short and inspirational life of Brainerd, the sermon printed here became one of Pemberton's most famous. The appendix, which contains "a short Account of the Endeavours.to introduce the Gospel among the Indians upon borders of New- York," is actually written by Brainerd, in the form of a letter to Pemberton. In it he describes in detail the year he spent in northern New York in 1743-44, and his endeavors as a minister. One of the earliest accounts of Brainerd's missionary work, and quite rare on the market. ESTC W3138. EVANS 5471. HOWES P190. SABIN 59608.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53478
Published by [N.p., but Valley Forge, Pa.], 1778
p. plus integral address leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor soiling, heavier on address leaf. Small paper loss on address leaf from wax seal. Very good. In a folio-sized blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. William Bradford, Jr., Deputy Muster Master General for the Continental Army, writes to Joseph Clark of the New Jersey Militia from the brutal winter encampment of Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78. Bradford expresses concern at not having seen Clark personally and states he is leaving Clark in charge while he is away. William Bradford Jr., son of the famous Revolutionary War printer of the same name, was a Philadelphia lawyer. He later served as Attorney General of Pennsylvania, on the state Supreme Court, and as the second Attorney General of the United States in 1794-95 (until he died at age forty). His service in the American Revolution included action at the Battle of Trenton and a term as Deputy Muster Master General, 1777-79. The recipient of this letter, Joseph Clark, was a soldier from New Jersey who attended Princeton and became a minister after the war. Bradford writes: "Sir, I was extremely disappointed by your going to Elizabethtown without seeing me. I have waited several days expecting your return; as I wanted you to superintend the department during my absence, & give you some instructions on that head. I have at length determined to set off for Philada. in confidence that your prudence will bring you to camp in a day or two, & that you will give such directions relative to the Department as the exigency of affairs may require. I have left notice at the Adjt. Genls. office that all officers do apply to you during my absence. You will direct Col. Thomas to muster Van Heere's corps of horse which is stationed at Schanks Mills on Millstone as soon as possible." The corps of horse to which he refers is that of Capt. Barth Van Heer's dragoons - the group that served as Gen. Washington's Lifeguards. This letter was written from Valley Forge, where the Continental Army spent the legendary winter of 1777-78. Within weeks, Baron Friedrich von Steuben would arrive to drill the troops, turning ragtag colonials into disciplined soldiers. It was at Valley Forge that Gen. Washington's army became a cohesive fighting force that would gain our nation its independence from Britain. APPLETON'S CYCLOP∆DIA I, p.351.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM42584