Published by Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati, 1872
viii,131pp. Three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, with original printed wrappers bound in. Binder's ticket on front free endpaper. Typescript sheet, signed by previous owner bound in. Internally clean. Very good. An 1872 reprint of the first journal of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, with its charter and by-laws. Prints speeches before the society given by Benjamin Tappan, Ohio politician, and John Hough James, the Ohio business magnate. Also includes articles on flooding of the Ohio River, ancient fortifications in Butler County, and histories of several places in Ohio, such as Dayton, Oxford, and Miami University.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52413
Published by Philadelphia, 1831
32pp. Dbd. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. The official defense of the Board of Missions of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, after their actions to amalgamate the Board of Missions with the American Home Missionary Society led to controversy among the Midwestern presbyteries. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 8705.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46566
Published by Washington, 1880
14pp. Self-wrappers, stitched. Very good. A political campaign address made during Garfield's pre-presidential career.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM11313
Published by [Cleveland], 1908
182,pp. Color pictorial wrappers. Minor chipping to rear wrappers, else a very good copy. Evidently a butcher-boy edition of the book described in Adams, as this copy does not include the extended title. ".as unreliable as the rest.Scarce" - Adams. ADAMS GUNS 2312.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16633
Published by New York, 1902
54pp. Portrait frontispiece plus plates. Original gilt pictorial calf, rebacked with cloth. Edges bit chipped. Some damp staining and wear to covers. Old cancelled library bookplate. Overall good. Presentation copy, inscribed on verso of front free endpaper: "To J.W. Blythe Esq / with Compliments of / Charles F. Manderson / Dec 1902" Manderson, a Colonel with the 19th Regiment of the Ohio infantry, writes of his Civil War experiences, including the charge at the Battle of Stone's River. DORNBUSCH (Ohio) 161.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23588
Published by Cincinnati, 1856
78pp. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Very good. The official account of James Buchanan's nomination after the stormy Democratic Convention of 1856. Containing the party platform, the tally for all seventeen ballots, Stephen Douglas's letter requesting removal of his name from the ballot, official notice to Buchanan of his nomination, the candidate's letter of acceptance, etc. SABIN 13100.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM5956
Published by Printed for the Author, St. Clairsville, O., 1846
480pp. Contemporary calf, leather label. Calf worn and scuffed, outer hinges worn, foxed, unobtrusive private library stamp. A sound copy. Hall delineates what he views as the dangers of Universalism, which had been spreading through New York state and the Midwest. This is the earliest edition listed in the NUC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM12426
Published by Cleveland, 1858
16pp. 12mo. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers soiled. Very good. First imported to America in the early 1850s, the YMCA soon began sprouting chapters in several major cities. This appears to be the second printing of the Cleveland chapter's constitution and report. OCLC locates an 1854 edition, at the Library of Congress (presumably the first such), but not the present printing. Scarce.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31258
Published by Dayton, 1879
178pp. Original gilt cloth. Wear to spine extremities, inner front hinge cracked, else very good. Inscribed by the author to Hon. George H. Pendleton. These are the author's reworked correspondences to his hometown paper, written during a jaunt of the Ohio Editorial Association in June, 1879. He and his compatriots went to Denver, Pike's Peak and back. Much on Colorado, the plains, rail travel, etc. A wonderful association copy, from father to son.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM2519
Published by Cincinnati, 1839
97pp. Contemporary calf, leather label. Moderately foxed, else very good. An early report of the Indiana Meeting of the Society of Friends, held at White Water (Wayne County), Indiana. Includes advice to Quakers on all manner of practical and pernicious undertakings, e.g. blasphemy, lawsuits, gaming, horse racing, fortune tellers, dancing, lying, divorces (none to be permitted), trade, slavery, war, etc. OHIO IMPRINTS 3650. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 55772.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM19823
Published by Columbus, Oh, 1902
Large folding map, 28 3/4 x 32 1/2 inches. Mounted on linen, bound into contemporary cloth boards. A few small closed tears at folds. Some small, unobtrusive pencil notes in lower right corner. Very good. Large colored map showing railroad lines in Ohio at the turn of the century. A very detailed map, also showing steamship lines, cities, and counties. Also printed is a list of railroads and electric railways operating in Ohio, as well as prisons, hospitals, and schools in the state. This map was printed by the Columbus Lithograph Company. OCLC locates only four copies. Scarce.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28847
Published by Printed by Gaddis & Abrams, Wilmington, Oh., 1815
195pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, leather label. Some minor old ink scribbles on titlepage (over text). Heavy foxing. Still a tight, very good copy. An early and important work of Catholic Americana, and one of the earliest Ohio printings of this basic text of Catholic devotion. Shaw & Shoemaker locates seven copies. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 34992. OHIO IMPRINTS 258. WILKIE 369. MORGAN, OHIO IMPRINTS 120. PARSONS, EARLY CATHOLIC AMERICANA 515.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM21583
Published by Columbus, Oh, 1892
p. Single horizontal fold. Minor soiling and faint offsetting. Very good. Typed letter, signed by William McKinley as Governor of Ohio, requesting that officials abroad assist Professor Charles B. Martin in gaining access to museums and libraries during his travels. Martin was a faculty member of the Classical Studies department at Oberlin College. McKinley writes: "To the Diplomatic and Consular Officials of the United States abroad, and; To whom it may concern: The bearer, Prof. Charles B. Martin, is a member of the faculty of Oberlin College, one of the largest institutions of learning in this country. He goes abroad for a year of study and travel. Prof. Martin is a man of great learning and high attainments. I will be personally very much obliged if you will render him all necessary assistance in obtaining free access to libraries, museums and such other places of interest as he may desire to visit." McKinley was Governor of Ohio from 1892 to 1896, immediately preceding his term as President.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM43510
Published by [Washington, 1872
pp. of manuscript on a single long ruled sheet of paper, folded in half to produce two folio-size leaves. Light fold lines. Minor browning. Very good. A legal manuscript copy of a land patent issued by Abraham Lincoln to John Hicks, granting him lands in Missouri set aside by the United States in 1842 for reservation land, but unclaimed at the time of the original grant on May 3, 1861. The lands in question were ceded back to the United States via a treaty with the Wyandot Nation of the Upper Sandusky in Ohio, signed March 17, 1872. Includes numerous references to other key treaties made between 1842 and 1872. Good evidence of land transfer issues as the wholesale cession of Indian lands to the United States began in earnest. EBERSTADT 165:363.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31184
Published by Columbus, Oh, 1857
54pp. 12mo. Contemporary wrappers. Faint browning. Very good. Later edition, after the first of the previous year, of one of the earliest treatises on this unconventional method of breaking horses. The work proved popular and appeared in a number of editions, including pirated or forged issues under various titles, a number of which are listed in Henderson, who gives the earliest version as published in 1856. The early editions are quite rare. Henderson notes of the present edition that the text is the same as the 1856 edition, but reset in smaller type. Adams lists only an 1858 printing, which he notes as "rare." HENDERSON, p.150. ADAMS HERD 1863 (another ed).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31061
Published by [Canton, Ohio], 1871
p. Docketed on verso. Folio. Old folds. Several small chips at right edge. Very good. An indictment for forgery by a Grand Jury in the Court of Common Pleas in Stark County, Ohio, written and signed by William McKinley, the county's prosecuting attorney. The indictment against A.B. Way claims that Way forged and counterfeited a promissory note in the amount of $200 in April 1871. McKinley has written out the entire text of the indictment and signed his name at the bottom.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM43509
Published by J.H. Colton, New York, 1851
Folding pocket map, 24 x 28 inches, with full period color. "Drawn by George W. Colton. Engraved by J. M. Atwood." Census table for 1840 and 1850 in upper right. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Sales label for Colton on inside front cover. Cloth slightly sunned, else near fine. Large vignette of the Ohio state capitol. First edition of an early, handsome, large- scale state map by Colton & Company. Later editions appeared with the title, COLTON'S RAILROAD AND TOWNSHIP MAP. Not in Rumsey. KARROW (OHIO) 1907.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM29305
Published by T.B. Peterson and Brothers, Philadelphia, 1858
302,19 [i.e. 17],pp. plus engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's cloth stamped in blind and copper. Cloth faded and lightly stained, worn at spine ends, corners worn and bumped, cloth at top of front joint split. Previous owner's blindstamp on front flyleaf, titlepage, and preface leaf. Pronounced foxing to first few leaves, otherwise light marginal foxing. Very good. The fourth edition, following the first of 1847, of one of the classics in American gambling literature, written by Jonathan H. Green (1813-87), renowned professional gambler who eventually repented of his ways and became even more famous as the "reformed gambler." He became a prolific author and crusader, and this work is a lurid expose of crime, cheating, and vice. In the introduction, Green says that this work is unlike any other he has ever written - unlike, in fact, any work ever before published in America: "It is not a mere exposure of gambling, nor yet an attack on the character of particular gamblers. It is a revelation of wide-spread organization - pledged to gambling, theft, and villainy of all kinds." Howes calls this a sequel to Green's GAMBLING UNMASKED. "Exposé of a secret organization of gamblers and criminals. Pages 147-62 relate his trip to Texas and the Choctaws in 1833" - Eberstadt. Green's writings were extremely popular, and this work went through several editions. A scarce work on early American gambling. HOWES G367. SABIN 28534 (ref). EBERSTADT 162:355 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55517
Published by Plattsburg, Mo, 1846
pp., on a single folio sheet. Accompanied by a contemporary blank envelope. Noticeable wear and staining, with considerable fold separations, especially along the center horizontal fold. Good. An early James W. Denver letter written by him to his two sisters in Ohio, Mary Caroline and Jane Campbell Denver, while he was working as a lawyer and actor in Missouri in 1846. This was a year before James Denver (1817-92) raised a unit to fight during the Mexican-American War, and before he had served in any of the varied and famous roles during his long and distinguished career. After the Mexican-American War, Denver served in the California state government, the United States House of Representatives as a Congressman from California, as the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the Territorial Governor of "Bleeding Kansas," and as an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, among other positions. Denver first moved to Missouri in 1841 to teach school and returned there in 1845 to practice law. In the present letter, Denver discusses the merits and faults of recently-published literature, particularly his "severe criticism" of a poem entitled, "The Hunter on the Hills." He also relates the news that he gave a collection of his own poems to the "Platte Argus" for publication. Almost two pages of the letter are taken up with an incident of spurned love that Denver describes in detail, in which a jilted husband experiences "running off with his ladies love - of getting married - of losing his wife - of having a fight - of seeing a man murdered and of going home very much frightened and in a bad humor all in the same night. He has since stuck up notices warning all persons not to trust his wife on his account." Denver then spends most of the last page writing about the local unmarried women in neighboring Clay County. He claims to "not care a straw about any of them," but writes a paragraph detailing a few of the women. In the penultimate paragraph, Denver touches upon his legal career in Missouri, reporting that no murder charges were filed for the "Estill affair." As Denver writes of Missouri law: "In this country we have by law five degrees of murder and it was necessary that at least twelve of the Grand jurors should agree on some one of the degrees which they could not do. He was therefore discharged but may be indicted at any future time." Denver concludes his letter with a quote from his friend and Missouri legal colleague Bela Metcalf Hughes, who would in the coming decades himself become a prominent resident of Denver, Colorado. An early and informative letter from Denver to his sisters while he was working as a lawyer in frontier Missouri.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56819
Published by The Northland Studios, [Toledo, Oh.], 1928
Sepia-toned silver gelatin print, 8 x 10 inches, in original string-tied cardboard mat, 10 x 12 inches, stamped "The Northland Studios." Heavy wear, a few tears, moderate soiling, and old tape repairs to mat. Noticeable soiling, staining, and mild surface wear to photograph. Verso of mat with contemporary ink inscription. Overall, in good condition. A compelling original photograph depicting the African-American congregants at All Saints Episcopal Church in Toledo in November, 1928. Around a hundred men, women, and children pose for the camera in their late-November Sunday best, some wearing warm fur hats or fur-collared coats. The ink inscription on the verso relates valuable information about the group, and reads: "All Saints Church - Episcopal. Cor[ner]. City Park & Pinewood Ave. Toledo, O. Taken Nov. 18 - 1928. Sunday. Confirmation class. From Ernest - Edwinna & Clarence Ferguson + Sister Ella." All Saints Church is still an active Episcopal church in Toledo, and still sits on the same property at the corner of City Park and Pinewood, though the building in the present picture was razed and rebuilt likely in the 1970s or perhaps later. Though the condition is a bit rough, the photograph preserves a snapshot of a vibrant African- American religious community in Ohio from the height of the Great Migration.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56845
Published by Cincinnati, 1838
76pp. Frontis. Original pink printed wrappers. Wrappers soiled; covers chipped along spine, bottom corner of front cover torn; spine partially perished. Moderate foxing throughout. Good. The steamship Moselle exploded at Cincinnati, one of a number of such steamship disasters of the day. The circumstances of the event are recalled herein in great detail, including calculations regarding the projection and velocity of the thrown casualties. Means of preventing such tragedies in the future are discussed. Using the interstate commerce clause, the federal government investigated steamboat explosions and set national standards for boiler construction. From this laudable beginning stems all federal control over just about anything one can think of. Scarce in the trade. The frontispiece depicts the "New Spring Manometer Proposed by Dr. Locke." SABIN 13111. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 49728.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41420
Published by L'Hommedieu & Co., Cincinnati, 1846
68,4,xix pp. plus three plates. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, t.e.g. Bookplate and bookseller's label on front pastedown. Some toning. Very good. The charter and by-laws for the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, with reports and transactions from its meeting during the first three years of its existence. "Regional growers sought to share knowledge and capitalize on their collective prestige by organizing the Cincinnati Horticultural Society. Founded in 1843 by local businessmen-growers, the society was an active group of urban boosters, several of whom were also leading winemakers.Under the society's guidance, wine making flourished. A period of major expansion of the Cincinnati wine industry marked the decades after 1842, the year in which [Nicholas] Longworth stumbled onto his formula for 'sparkling Catawba,' a much more palatable and popular beverage than his previous 'Cincinnati hock'" - Hannickel. Erica Hannickel, "Empires of the Vine: Wine Culture in America" (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), p.103.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52412
Published by [N.p., 1853
8 x 7 1/2 inches. Mounted on heavy card, 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Light creasing, faint spotting. Very good. A lovely pen and ink illustration of a river scene, captioned "Cincinnati, Ohio" and marked in the upper left corner: "Plate 6, Page 34." Clearly intended to appear as a plate in a published work, the sketch is in a style similar to those that appear in Captain Basil Hall's FORTY ETCHINGS., but is not present in that publication. The illustration shows an elaborate circular houseboat floating past a developed riverfront. The artist's name appears in the lower left corner, but it is illegible. The artist has also included a date attribution which looks like "'53." A fine antebellum view of a prosperous Cincinnati.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34074
Published by Baltimore, 1837
468pp. 12mo. Antique-style half morocco and marbled boards. Old stamp on titlepage and a couple other pages, minor scattered foxing. Very good. The directory covers towns from Pittsburgh west (especially along the Ohio River) as far as St. Louis. Besides Lyford's essays on the towns of the West, there are large sections of advertisements on colored paper (pink, yellow, brown, and green) advertising trades and merchants, arranged by category. An extensive and invaluable directory. HOWES L576. GRAFF 2560. CLARK III:200. THOMSON 737.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51024
Published by Sheldon M'Knight, Printer to the State, Detroit, 1835
15,pp. Dbd. Titlepage lightly foxed, else near fine. An important Michigan constitutional pamphlet. Michigan had a long and difficult road to statehood, primarily due to a long- standing dispute over the boundary with Ohio. Negotiations to bring Michigan into the Union finally came to a head in 1835, and this collection of documents describing the admission of Tennessee in 1796 was made up to bolster the case of the Michigan men. Tennessee was created from territory under the administration of the United States, as was Michigan. STREETER, MICHIGAN 6634. SABIN 65812. COHEN 10855. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 35152. AII (MICHIGAN) 285. McMURTRIE, EARLY PRINTING IN MICHIGAN 241.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46448
Published by Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati, 1872
,117pp. plus thirteen leaves of original albumen photographs. Frontis. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter black morocco and brown cloth, ornate gilt spine, a.e.g. Minor wear to extremities, heavier along hinges. Slight tanning and occasional foxing. Very good. One of 100 copies intended for special presentation, after the first edition of the same year (smaller in format, without the photos), of this elaborate production commemorating the unveiling of the Tyler Davidson fountain in Cincinnati in 1871. The statue was a gift to the city from Henry Probasco, a prominent local businessman, and named for his brother-in-law and partner, Tyler Davidson. The present work includes thirteen original albumen photographs which illustrate the fountain's romantic design and its place in the city. Despite Probasco's desire to avoid certain overused iconographic images, such as Neptune, the final design still evokes certain clichés. A record of correspondence between Probasco and the municipal council comprises the second part of the work. "One hundred copies only of this edition were printed by Mr. Probasco for presents, and it is said they cost twenty dollars each. The photographs are very fine.altogether it is a work worthy of the noble object it portrays" - Thomson. Probasco was also a major book collector, and an elaborate catalogue of his library was later produced by Joseph Sabin. OCLC 7959165, 8094560. SABIN 64049. THOMSON 935.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31755
Published by G.B. Zieber & Co., Philadelphia, 1847
192pp. plus six plates (including two copies of the frontispiece, one bound in to resemble a front wrapper). 12mo. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, gilt leather labels. Tanning and foxing, repair to verso of first frontispiece. Good. First edition of one of the classics in American gambling literature. The author is Jonathan H. Green (1813-87), renowned professional gambler and, later, reformer. Green was a gambler who became a crusader against illegal gambling, and this work is a lurid expose of crime, cheating, and vice. In the introduction Green says that this work is unlike any other he has ever written - unlike, in fact, any work ever before published in America: "It is not a mere exposure of gambling, nor yet an attack on the character of particular gamblers. It is a revelation of wide-spread organization - pledged to gambling, theft, and villainy of all kinds." Howes calls this a sequel to Green's GAMBLING UNMASKED. "Exposé of a secret organization of gamblers and criminals. Pages 147-62 relate his trip to Texas and the Choctaws in 1833" - Eberstadt. A rare work on early American gambling. HOWES G367. SABIN 28534. EBERSTADT 162:355.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55516
Published by Chicago, 1910
 photographs plus advertising leaf removed from HARPER'S MAGAZINE issue. Includes album of modern reproductions of the photographs. Oblong pebbled morocco album, gilt title on front board. Boards rubbed and worn, corners bumped, spine perished. Photographs mounted on original linen, which is slightly curled. A few small chips to edges (no loss to images), occasional toning and spots to images. The photographs overall in near fine condition. A handsome trade album of vehicles available from the White Motor Company (Cleveland, Ohio), which grew out of the White Sewing Machine Company into one of the largest truck, military, and heavy equipment manufacturers of the 20th century. This album was created especially for W.J. Urquhart, the general manager of the Western sales department headquartered in Chicago (as reported in "The Horseless Age: The Automobile Trade Magazine," vol. 24, 1909, p.420). The album opens with a photograph of a Pabst beer truck and continues with a wide variety of passenger and commercial vehicles, most with the names of the companies painted on the sides. Among the commercial vehicles depicted are trucks operated by Marshall Field, Red Rock beverages, the Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Pocahontas Coal, and B.F. Goodrich, and there are also images of an ambulance and a police car. A few of the images are detailed views of engines, transmissions, or other mechanical parts of the vehicles. Most of the photographs have a label on the reverse describing the vehicle or part, its price, and in some cases also including information on the purchaser. Several of the owners are local, but most are scattered across the country, Canada, and even Russia. A few photos depict the full fleet of a company's trucks lined up proudly in front of factories, warehouses, and storefronts. Despite the company's reputation, decades of mismanagement at higher levels forced the company to declare bankruptcy in 1980; White was bought by Volvo the following year. Such early automobile trade albums are rare. "White Motor Corp." in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CLEVELAND HISTORY (online) (Case Western Reserve University).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55051