Published by Providence, 1944
26pp. Boards, printed paper label. Fine. Inscribed by the author to an academic mentor. Important episode in 17th-century Rhode Island history.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7619
Published by Printed and sold by Hugh H. Brown, Providence, R.I., 1816
pp. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Contemporary ink annotations in margins of a few pages of text. Some toning and a few small stains, else a very good copy, untrimmed. Together with the calendar, this volume of Bickerstaff's RHODE-ISLAND ALMANACK includes New England and federal court dates, an article on the origin of the term, "Yankee," directions fo rmaking "good cheese," a humorous "cure for the dumb," and a variety of poems and anecdotes. With a full-page advertisement for "Valuable Family Medicines" from publisher Hugh H. Brown on the terminal leaf verso. DRAKE 13007.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM37664
Published by Printed and sold by Hugh H. Brown, Providence, R.I., 1817
pp. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Ex- lib., with inkstamp of Newport Historical Society in upper margin of titlepage. Some wear, else a very good copy, untrimmed. Together with the calendar, this volume of Bickerstaff's RHODE-ISLAND ALMANACK includes New England and federal court dates, agricultural advice on managing "exhausted ground" and fruit tree decay, and a variety of poems and anecdotes. With a full-page advertisement for "Valuable Family Medicines" from publisher Hugh H. Brown on the terminal leaf verso. DRAKE 13008.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM37665
Published by Rhode Island, 1883
40pp. Dbd., printed wrappers, somewhat chipped along extremities, back wrapper detached, else very good. The gripping account of a member of Battery "F," First Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery, while held as a prisoner of war.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM15992
Published by Knowles, Anthony & Company, [Providence], 1852
7,pp. Original printed wrappers. Slightly dust- soiled. Very good. A catalog of 147 pictures by Italian masters offered for sale, including two by Leonardo da Vinci. Understandably quite rare, OCLC locates only one copy. The paintings were sold at auction Oct. 28th, 1852. OCLC 22785030.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28731
Published by Printed for William Wilkinson, by Heaton and Williams, Providence, 1804
108pp. 12mo. Contemporary half calf and marbled- paper-covered wooden boards; leather spine perished. Covers quite worn; front board broken in half, stitched together at one time though stitching now gone. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on titlepage and pastedowns; some contemporary markings in text. Scattered light soiling. Still, a fairly good copy. A good, contemporary copy of this popular grammar which was often read to death. Lindley Murray (1745-1826), a Quaker grammarian, published his first grammar in 1795. It was followed by hundreds of editions: "Harvard Library's roster of 123 editions of the Abridgement includes only one of the 132 British or Quaker editions but includes the eighth Baltimore edition, the fifth from Canandaigua, four from Worcester, three from Pittsburgh, the third from Hallowell, Maine, sixteen editions from nine towns in New Hampshire and Vermont, and twenty-four from Boston. His secretary Elizabeth Frank thought a million copies of the Grammar were sold" - ANB. Despite the multitudinous copies of each printing, the books were very well-used by their readers and many have not survived. Such is the case with this edition - only two copies noted by Shaw & Shoemaker, at the American Antiquarian Society and Brown University; OCLC adds only one more copy, at Pensacola Christian College. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 6843. OCLC 24614061. ANB (online).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41620