Published by New York, 1931
,399pp. Original cloth, spine gilt. Cloth faded. Very good. First published in 1922. Gives the historical context and major provisions of fifteen American treaties, from the treaties with France of 1778, through the Panama Canal Treaty of 1903.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM36998
Published by [Mexico City?], 1871
44pp. Dbd. Light uniform toning. Very good. A rare treaty between Mexico and Italy, likely consummated to strengthen Italian national unification, which had been secured the year before when Italy gained control of Rome.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48866
Published by Washington, 1869
14pp. printed in double columns. Original printed self-wrappers, unbound. Three horizontal folds. Small ink stamp at head of front wrapper. Very good. Official government edition of this important foreign policy speech, printed after the "injunction of secrecy [was] removed by order of the Senate." The Johnson-Clarendon Treaty, signed by the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Clarendon, and the American Ambassador to Great Britain, Reverdy Johnson, sought to settle all outstanding financial claims between the two countries. Foremost among these were the so-called "Alabama Claims," a blanket term used to cover depredations against Northern shipping by Confederate vessels that had been outfitted in Great Britain. The Alabama was one of many ships that raided Union commercial vessels, and some $15 million in damages were claimed in all. On April 13, 1869, Senator Charles Sumner, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made a devastating speech against the treaty, helping to ensure its defeat by the Senate. Sumner argued that the British should also have to pay collateral costs associated with the damaged shipping, which he estimated at more than $100 million. An important oration in American diplomatic history.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35908
Published by Boston, 1870
69pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine chipped. Lightly tanned, a few early manuscript corrections to the text. Very good. The Johnson-Clarendon Treaty, signed by the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Clarendon, and the American Ambassador to Great Britain, Reverdy Johnson, sought to settle all outstanding financial claims between the two countries. Foremost among these were the so- called "Alabama Claims," a blanket term used to cover depredations against Northern shipping by Confederate vessels that had been outfitted in Great Britain. The Alabama was one of many ships that raided Union commercial vessels, and some $15 million in damages were claimed in all. In April, 1869, Senator Charles Sumner, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made a devastating speech against the treaty, helping to ensure its defeat by the Senate. Sumner argued that the British should also have to pay collateral costs associated with the damaged shipping, which he estimated at more than $100 million. The speech is included in this printing in its entirety, along with another related speech by Sumner, and documents regarding neutral rights and obligations. An uncommon printing of an important document in American diplomatic history.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17217
Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1920
iv,86pp. Folio. Original printed front wrapper, rear wrapper lacking. Wrapper chipped at edges. Closed tear in titlepage repaired with tape, closed tear in final two leaves with no loss. Good. Lacks the folding map. Though they fought together in common cause, the defeated nations of World War I signed separate treaties with the victorious Allies, the Treaty of Versailles with Germany being only the most famous of five treaties ending the Great War. This is the official British printing of the Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine, made between the Allied and Associated Powers and defeated Bulgaria, and signed more than a year after the Armistice of November, 1918. The first part prints the Covenant of the League of Nations. The second part sets the new national boundaries, under which Bulgaria had to give land to Yugoslavia, and western Thrace to Greece. Under the section on reparations, Bulgaria had to recognize her complicity with Germany in waging the war (the infamous "war guilt clause") and also had to agree to pay penalties in the amount of 2,250,000,000 francs. Other clauses address political, military (the Bulgarian army was limited to twenty thousand men), economic, and labor issues. Though the United States was a signatory to the Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine, the Senate refused to ratify it. This treaty is an important part of the settlements ending the First World War, little known, and scarce on the market.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35472
Published by Folwell, [Philadelphia, 1796
pp.-484,. Dbd. Foxed, else good. Published in the first volume of Folwell's collected U.S. Laws, issued in 1796, with separate titlepage. Contains both French treaties of 1778, the Provisional Treaty of 1792, and the Definitive Treaty of 1783 with the British, and the Dutch commercial treaty and maritime convention of 1783. MALLOY, pp.468, 479, 580, 584, 1233, 1244.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM12794
Published by London, 1814
15pp. Printed in French and English on facing pages. Half title. Small quarto. Dbd. Very good. A rare printing of the proposed articles which soon after became the Treaty of Paris between Great Britain and France, ending the major phase of the Napoleonic Wars, with far- reaching considerations for the entire world. The treaty was eventually signed just over a month later. By this treaty the French Royal family was restored to the throne they had lost for a generation, and warfare on the Continent ceased, resumed only for the brief interlude of Waterloo. Napoleon had abdicated the French throne the same month this work was printed, and the convention of diplomats was proposed since France was now "reinstated under a Government whose principles offer the necessary guarantees for the maintenance of Peace.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM12698
Published by London, 1815
9pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Fine. The final settlement between England and the Netherlands at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, this convention between Great Britain and the Netherlands restores Dutch colonies in America, Africa and Asia to the Prince Sovereign of the United Netherlands. It also stipulates that the Prince Sovereign of the Netherlands agrees to cede the Cape of Good Hope and the Settlements of Demerary, Essequibo and Berbice to His Britannick Majesty. Printed in English and French.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16437
Published by Printed for J. Hartley, London, 1702
,175,,161-440pp. Modern half morocco. Small ink library stamp on titlepage, else internally very clean. A very good copy. A collection of British documents, essays, and letters relevant to relations between various nations, most notably Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and England. Of particular interest are two theoretical essays, "The Great Question resolv'd, whether a King of England can make Wars and Alliances, without notifying it before his two Houses of Parliament"; and "A Brief Enquiry into Leagues and Alliances Made betwixt Princes and Nations, and the Nature of their Obligation." The essay on making wars and alliances plumbs British history to argue that the sole prerogative in such matters rests with the monarch, and cannot be compromised by Parliament. OCLC 3530645.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28749
Published by London, 1813
15pp. printed in English and French on facing pages. Half title. Small quarto. Dbd. Near fine. By this treaty England ceded Guadaloupe, seized from France, to Sweden. Sweden, in return, agrees to prohibit the importation of slaves into Guadeloupe and to exclude any ships of Britain's enemies in the Napoleonic wars from ports in Guadeloupe. The island went back to France the next year. OCLC locates only one copy, at Stanford. Rare. DAVENPORT 193. OCLC 38656493.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34345
Published by [London], 1755
18pp. Text in parallel French and English. Quarto. Dbd. Titlepage and final leaf a bit tanned. Else quite good. Detailed military alliance treaty between Great Britain and Russia, setting forth the need for a capable defense force in case of attacks on dominions of both nations. One of the secret articles at the end stipulated that Great Britain shall pay Russia 100,000 pounds a year to maintain a strong military force on the borders of Livonia.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM24182
Published by London, 1808
,2,,75,pp. Half title. Later marbled wrappers. Front wrapper detached but present, spine chipped. Very good. Untrimmed. As stated on the titlepage, reprinted from the SUN newspaper, where Courtenay used the pseudonym, "Decius." A series of critical letters, castigating the British negotiators and President Thomas Jefferson over an aborted U.S.-British treaty. The treaty, negotiated by James Monroe and William Pinkney with the British Lords Holland and Auckland, was signed in 1806, and made public in 1807 but never ratified. It provided for a reduction in British commercial restrictions, but Jefferson rejected it because it lacked a formal ban on the British practice of impressing American sailors into duty. The tone of the letters is represented in such statements: "I am no advocate for war with America; I would turn indignantly from those who wish war for commercial purposes; but I would not go on doatingly heaping benefits upon a people who return our blessings with a curse." The failure of Great Britain and the United States to agree on a number of contentious issues, especially impressment, would ultimately lead to the War of 1812. SABIN 17183. KRESS B5327.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28053
Published by Way & Gideon, Washington, 1823
510pp. Modern brown cloth, leather label. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Signed in pencil on front flyleaf. Moderate foxing. Good. First edition. A comprehensive compilation of correspondence during the war with Great Britain, including detailed letters from the War of 1812. Includes lists of number of troops for each side, those wounded and killed, and particulars of specific battles. Concludes with a the peace treaty signed by Great Britain and the United States in 1814. SHOEMAKER 11979.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49631
Published by [Washington, 1854
7pp. Folio. Original printed self-wrappers, stitched as issued. Printed on blue paper. Very minor staining and wear to spine-edge. Near fine. The treaty cedes more of the Indian lands along the Missouri River. Concluded May 17, 1854, proclaimed July 17, 1854. This treaty was negotiated at the city of Washington by George W. Manypenny. It provides for the cession of the 400 square mile tract on the Great Nemaha River, in southeast Nebraska. The Ioway reservation remained on ajoining land. EBERSTADT 56. GOODSPEEDS 52.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50632A
Published by Printed by R.G. Clarke, London, 1814
13pp., printed in French and English on facing pages. Quarto. 19th-century three quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Boards a bit rubbed. Internally clean and fine. Scarce official British printing of this treaty between Great Britain and Austria, one of several bilateral treaties signed between England and her allies toward the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars. In this treaty Castlereagh, on behalf of the British and Metternich, on behalf of the Austrians, pledge to continue to press the battle against the French unless their common enemy agrees to terms, agree to make no separate peace with France, and pledge mutual military assistance should France turn on one or the other. A most important treaty, part of the concerted effort against Napoleon that helped bring about an end to a generation of warfare in Europe. No copies are listed on OCLC. Scarce.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34913
Published by [Washington, 1869
8pp. Folio. Stitched as issued. Light toning. Near fine. Concluded July 3, 1868, ratification advised February 16, 1869, proclaimed February 24, 1869. Concluded at Fort Bridger in Utah Territory, with William Tecumseh Sherman among the commissioners. Establishes a reservation on the Sweetwater River and in the Wind River Mountains. EBERSTADT 125. GOODSPEED'S 75.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50647
Published by [Washington, 1866
7pp. Folio. Dbd. Minor chips, tears. Very good. One of the famous Sioux treaties of Fort Sully. "These famous treaties were concluded at Fort Sully, Dakota Territory by Newton Edmunds, E.B. Taylor, and Generals S.R. Curtis and H.H. Sibley. They stipulate a cessation of hostilities and depredations by the various bands, and their withdrawal from the overland routes established or to be established through their country, etc. Among the witnesses is Hezekiah L. Hosmer, Chief Justice of Montana Territory" - Eberstadt. EBERSTADT INDIAN TREATIES 130.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26696
Published by [Washington, 1827
6pp. on folded folio sheet. Edges chipped. Tanned and foxed. Still good, unopened and untrimmed. Evidently a confidential printing of the commercial treaty with England, printed for the use of the Senate during review. This treaty extends the provisions of the treaty of 1815, establishing "reciprocal liberty of commerce," and giving American ships the right to trade in the British possessions of the East Indies. An unusual state of the 1827 treaty with Great Britain. No copies listed on OCLC, nor in AMERICAN IMPRINTS. Rare. MALLOY, p.645.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34318
Published by London, 1820
Two volumes. vi,408; vi,395pp. Later half calf and boards. Rubbed. Text tanned. Titlepage of second volume repaired on verso, final leaves of both volumes repaired in gutters. Good. The first printing of the first two volumes of a set that would eventually stretch to twelve volumes and cover the years up to 1871. Of obvious New World importance, this collection contains information from many treaties, including the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812, and a commercial treaty with the United States of 1815. Several of the treaties deal with the suppression of the slave trade, a frequent component of most British treaties of the early 19th century. The treaties are listed in order by nation, and then chronologically. SABIN 31954 (note).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35460
Published by London, 1828
Title-leaf, p. Folio. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Very good. This treaty extends the Anglo-American commercial pact of 1815 for at least another decade. No copies are located on OCLC. Rare. MALLOY, p.645.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34363
Published by [Washington, 1828
13pp. Gathered signatures. Very good, untrimmed. The first Congressional printing of these three conventions. The first continued the agreement of 1818 to keep the question of the Oregon Country open for discussion (resolved in a treaty of 1846); the second continued the commercial treaty of 1815; and the third agreed to seek arbitration of the northeast boundary dispute (settled in 1842 by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty). AMERICAN IMPRINTS locates only two copies, at the Library of Congress and Rutgers, and OCLC adds a copy at Yale. Rare. MALLOY, pp.643-49. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 36239. OCLC 28205270.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34319
Published by London, 1772
Two volumes. viii,404,; iv,342pp. plus folding table. [bound with, in the second volume:] A COLLECTION OF TREATIES.BETWEEN GREAT- BRITAIN AND OTHER POWERS, FROM THE YEAR 1619 TO 1734. London. 1781. iv,156pp. Modern half cloth and marbled boards, leather labels. Half title in first volume. Ex-lib. with stamp on each titlepage. Very good. Prints a group of treaties from 1689 to 1771, many of them bearing on American affairs, including Davenport 142 and 152.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10716
Published by London, 1772
Two volumes. viii,404,; iv,342pp. plus folding table. Half title in first volume. Modern half cloth and marbled boards. Small ink stamp in upper outer corner of both titlepages. Very good. Prints a group of treaties from 1689 to 1771, many of them bearing on American affairs, including the 1730 treaty with the Cherokees, the treaty ending the French and Indian War, the 1766 treaty with France regarding the liquidity of paper money in Canada, the Treaty of Utrecht, and much more. The folding table relates to the treaty on Canadian money. A useful compilation of British treaties up to the period just before the American Revolution. SABIN 14371.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35459
Published by London, 1674
,12pp. Small quarto. Modern three-quarter calf and cloth, spine gilt. Near fine. The First British printing of the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Dutch War. The Dutch, beset by enemies on all sides, were forced to make trading concessions throughout the world, and to again surrender New York, which they had retaken. This is the final passage of New York into British hands. The treaty effectively eliminated the Dutch threat to British colonization of the mid- Atlantic states, and meant that in the future the French would be the main challenger to British hegemony in North America. The fifth article provides for the removal of British settlers from Surinam. This is the official Latin text, apparently preceding an English- language printing of the treaty and is quite scarce, with EUROPEAN AMERICANA locating only four copies. DAVENPORT 69. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 674/86. SABIN 2146 (other eds). WING C2916.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM33902
Published by P. Price Jr., Philadelphia, 1817
Engraving with contemporary hand coloring and printed caption. 13 x 16 1/2 inches. Minor chipping around the edges and in lower left corner, one small closed tear to margins, not touching text or image. Very faint dampstain to lower right corner. Very good. A large allegorical engraving celebrating the end of the War of 1812. The caption explains that "Minerva represents the wisdom of the United States" and "dictates the conditions of peace" as Hercules forces Britannia to accept the treaty. In the background, an obelisk features the names of major American military figures of the war, including Jackson, Harrison, Decatur, and Porter. An inset below the engraving reads "Under the Presidence of Madison MonroŽ Secretary of State," surrounded by the names of the first twenty states (through Mississippi). The original painting from which this print was modelled was created by Julia Plantou, a French painter who emigrated to America in 1816. Her work was exhibited in Washington, D.C. in 1817, and prints were made as she and her husband toured with the painting to other cities across the country. The engraving is attributed to a rather mysterious Philadelphia engraver known only as "Chataigner." Some suggest this may refer to the French engraver Alexis Chataigner, though that artist's death in Paris in 1817 makes the identification somewhat uncertain. This print is rare, with OCLC recording only the copy at the Library of Congress, and Rare Book Hub noting only two copies sold at auction since 1912. We also locate a copy at the Yale University Art Gallery. A beautiful and vibrantly colored tribute to America's perseverance and victory in what has been called the "Second War for American Independence." OCLC 167815670.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM57183