Published by Boston & New York, 1917
47,pp. plus advertisements. Cloth backed printed boards. Ink ownership inscription. Very good. Treatise on American patriotism on the brink of World War I.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM14779
Published by Binghampton, 1940
217pp. plus illus. Frontis. Pictorial cloth. Very good in tattered dust jacket. A collection of western tales by the famous actor and his wife.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM4362
Published by [New York, 1998
120pp. including illustrations. Frontis. Original decorated wrappers. Fine. Catalogue for an exhibition held at The Grolier Club in 1998. Charts the history of women writers in America, from Anne Bradstreet to Edith Wharton.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28998
Published by El Paso, 1970
44,pp. Frontis, illus. Gilt cloth. Fine. One of 200 copies bound in cloth, signed by the designer, Carl Hertzog. LOWMAN 259.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM2269
Published by Chicago, 1876
238pp. Cloth. Ex-lib. mark and stamp, else good. The author travelled all over California in the 1870s.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM340
Published by New York, 1886
71pp. Original printed wrappers, detached. Mild toning to text. Good. A scarce descriptive catalog of oil paintings of George Washington, some of his relatives, and other early American figures such as John Marshall and Robert Fulton, and including "numerous beautiful American women of the Revolutionary period." The painters involved here are Middleton and Sharples. The text was "compiled from MEMORIALS OF WASHINGTON.by Major James Walter.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54076
Published by A. D. Worthington and Company, Hartford, 1888
700pp. including in-text illustrations, plus seventeen plates (eight of them chromolithographs) and frontispiece. Gilt pictorial red cloth, spine gilt. Spine sunned. Generally quite clean internally. Very good. "Well known, valuable reminiscences; especially good for accounts of military hospitals and relief work" - Nevins. Mary Livermore, an abolitionist, social worker, and women's rights advocate, served as a nurse for the Union Army and organizer of civilian support and supplies throughout the Civil War. This book is a record of her experiences during the conflict, both at home and on the front, and provides an interesting perspective of a non-combatant who had a chance to view some of the most brutal and noble aspects of the war. The chromolithographs show Union and Confederate battle flags, and the engravings are dramatic scenes from the front lines. NEVINS II, p.130.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55006
Published by Wichita, Ks, 1908
59pp. Original stiff pictorial wrappers. A bit dust soiled. Else very good. A compilation of thoughts and interpretations of Kansas pioneer days, observations on society, the Santa Fe Trail, and assorted reveries on the Great Plains. With contributions by seventeen Kansas writers. Issued by the Woman's Kansas Day Club.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM20179
Published by New York, 1890
xx,341pp., including in-text illustrations, plus frontispiece and plates. Publisher's decorative cloth. Cloth lightly worn. Contemporary ink gift inscription and later pencil doodling on front endpapers. Sticker residue on flyleaf and recto of frontis. Very good. Mrs. Custer's third book of recollections in the series which did more to promote her husband's immortality than any of his acts on earth. DUSTIN 76. LUTHER 6. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 201 (note).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM37170
Published by San Francisco, 1886
166pp. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Light soiling and wear to extremities. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. Biography of Mary Ann Bickerdyke, a Union hospital administrator during the Civil War, written and published for her benefit. "Every one who buys this little volume will not only have a souvenir of a noble woman, but the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped to brighten the few remaining years of one who gave her best energies in relieving the sick, consoling the dying, and transmitting to the homes of the living the last words of their brave dead.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46515
Published by Lithographed by Knapp & Co., [New York, 1888
Twenty-two one-sided chromolithograph leaves. Oblong octavo. Cloth-backed color pictorial wrappers. Most of front wrapper lacking. Internally clean. Good. Fine chromolithographs of well-known actors, actresses, and socialites in exotic costumes, including Sarah Bernhardt in an "Old Russian Costume." "To produce such a volume has naturally necessitated an enormous outlay; but the demand for our cigarettes has so increased, day by day, month by month, that we can best thank our patrons for their continued kindness by offering the present album" - Preface. An attractive example of chromolithography reaching its zenith as popular art. McGRATH, p.191.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM37392
Published by C.A. Murdock & Co., San Francisco, 1891
pp.-196. 16mo. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly worn. Very good. Untrimmed and unopened. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. This was the third in a series of monthly publications of short stories by Flora Loughead, called "The Gold Dust Series." This is the story of a boy raised on a California mission, who went on to a university education. Following that, in this same publication, is another short story called "Sealskin Annie." Under the name Flora Haines Apponyi (from a previous marriage) Loughead published a significant study of the private and public libraries of California. Her sons, Allan and Malcolm, would go on to form the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, forerunner of the aerospace giant.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM43840
Published by James Lake, Falmouth, 1817
xiv,,179pp. Half title. Early 20th-century buckram, gilt leather spine labels. Boards somewhat dust soiled, labels slightly chipped. Paper shelf label on spine, institutional ink stamp on titlepage. Light tanning, occasional foxing. Good plus. Untrimmed. An English provincial printing of a trial account, reporting an 1817 case of poisoning in Cornwall. Robert Sawle Donnall was accused of killing his mother-in-law by mixing arsenic into her cocoa. He was found not guilty after the maid testified to having the same drink.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52877
Published by Printed for the Reporter, Boston, 1831
40pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Ex-lib. with number stamps and blindstamps on titlepage, some light scattered foxing and minor staining. Good, untrimmed. This copy does not contain the four-page appendix, printed as a separate signature and possibly not issued with all copies. This pamphlet is said to have been suppressed, apparently because it exposes an affair involving George Washington Adams, son of President John Quincy Adams, alleging that he was the father of an illegitimate child. G.W. Adams died in an accident in 1828, leaving his relatives to keep the scandal under wraps. SABIN 23841.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10234
Published by New York, 1839
216pp. Two frontispiece plates. Illus. 12mo. Contemporary calf, leather label, spine gilt. Worn and rubbed, large chips at head and toe of spine, foxing and scattered dampstaining. Chips to 2 leaves, final leaf of index chipped, just touching bottom line of text. A sound copy. Later edition, first published in 1823, and noted by Lowenstein as "taken from Mrs. Rundell's 'A new system of domestic cookery.'" The illustrations depict different cuts of meat from a cow and sheep, and a "View of James & Cornell's improved Cooking Stove." LOWENSTEIN 239.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM11145
Published by Halifax [England], 1855
,350pp. plus 8 plates on 4 leaves. 12mo. Modern marbled boards, leather label. Some soiling, but very good. "New edition," enlarged, of this popular work, attributed to Maria Rundell. Originally published in 1814, the last edition noted by Lowenstein is that of 1844, "from the sixty-seventh London edition.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM8580
Published by Anson D.F. Randolph, New York, 1857
58pp. plus eight engravings, colored by stencil and hand. Cloth, gilt title on front cover. Spine and edges of boards sunned. Light scattered foxing on pages of text; plates quite clean. Ink inscription, dated 1857, on front pastedown. Directions on how to make drawings from pressed flowers and leaves. Beautifully colored plates of leaf arrangements, mosses, and the like. This book was reprinted in 1860 and appeared in a revised edition in 1868. The preface is signed simply "H.B." The plates appear to have been colored by a combination of stencilled color and hand coloring. Not in Bennett or McGrath.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35577
Published by Washington, 1955
p. Single horizontal fold, else fine. Lady Bird Johnson writes to Mrs. J.L. Barber of Palestine, Texas: "Lyndon asked me to write and tell you how very much he appreciated and enjoyed your birthday message and how very sorry he was that you did not have an opportunity to leave a message when you drove through Johnson City. He is resting comfortably and relaxing on the ranch making wonderful progress toward a complete recovery." Johnson suffered a heart attack in 1955, but recovered within a matter of months. He served as a senator from Texas from 1949 to 1961, when he was elected vice president with John F. Kennedy.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM43533
Published by [N.p., 1925
16pp. Original printed pink wrappers bound into half green leather and marbled paper boards, gilt. Some creasing to wrappers and text. Very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by Grady at the top of the front wrapper. Additionally inscribed by him vertically along the gutter of the front wrapper, and with a couple of holographic corrections to the text in his hand. Moore's Creek Bridge was the site of a decisive victory for the fledgling American forces on February 27, 1776. OCLC locates only five copies, all in North Carolina institutions. THORNTON 5008. OCLC 28724940.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48680
Published by [New York, 1915
Sepia photograph, 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Bottom right corner very lightly creased. Near fine. Texas Guinan (1884-1933) was famous first as a singer and vaudeville personality, and later as the hostess of a New York City nightclub, the 300 Club, during the prohibition era (the 300 Club was about a block down West 54th Street from the later Studio 54). There she was the toast of a similarly chic, elite, and spendthrift crowd. In 1917 she debuted as a silent film actress, appearing as the first cowgirl, a role she played in several films. The photograph shows Guinan facing left, with her head turned slightly to the right, eyes looking over her right shoulder. She has an engaging smile, with her mouth slightly open, which makes it appear that she is either about to laugh or in the midst of cracking wise. A contemporary manuscript note on the verso of the image reads: "Texas Guinan with 'The Whirl of the World' Musical Spectacle, Cort Theatre, February 15th 1915. No other record." A lovely image of this interesting woman.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45096
Published by [N.p., 1855
Two sixth-plate ambrotypes, each in oval frames measuring 3 1/2 x 3 inches. Minor degradation to the man's image, else very good. Housed together in a thermoplastic Union case. An attractive pair of ambrotypes featuring a married man and woman around the middle of the 19th century. The man sports a donegal beard and is wearing clerical bands; the woman is decked out in a flowing dress with large sleeves.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53342
Published by Printed by Russell and Cutler, Boston, 1802
152pp. Half title. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt with leather label. Hinges cracked, spine ends and corners worn. Bookplate and library pocket on endpapers. Light foxing and toning. Good. Dedicated to John Quincy Adams, this work contains anonymously written letters collected from the New York COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, commenting on issues of the day, particularly Mary Wollstonecraft's RIGHTS OF WOMEN. Attributed by Shaw & Shoemaker to Samuel Knapp, though the Library of Congress gives Silliman as the author. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 2490.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54267
Published by Boston, 1811
36pp. Gathered signatures, stitched as issued. Uniformly browned. Very good. "The second American from the second London edition." Many protestations of accuracy are made, and the lady's lack of appetite is attributed to an inability to swallow. The reader may have the same problem with the story, but an interesting case. AUSTIN 11. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 22141.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM14134
Published by Printed and sold by Warner & Hanna, Baltimore, 1810
292,pp. Half title. Contemporary red half morocco and boards, spine gilt. Corners worn, binding rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on half title and titlepage. Moderately foxed. About very good. First American edition, after the first London of 1808. This melodrama takes the form of a letter written home, explaining the sad tale of how the narrator ended up in prison after having fallen deeply in love with the titular character. The plot bears some resemblance to the play of the same name by James Kenney, which premiered in 1807. Final leaves contain publisher's advertisements: "Warner & Hanna have for sale an extensive assortment of novels, romances, &c." A handsome little volume, in contemporary condition. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 20327.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54299
Published by Democratic Leader Book and Job Print, Cheyenne, 1884
viii,198,xxiv,pp. Modern half blue cloth over tan buckram, gilt leather label. Even tanning throughout, otherwise a remarkably clean copy. Near fine, in a tan cloth case with gilt leather label. The laws passed by the Eighth Legislative Assembly of Wyoming in the year 1884. The very first law passed in 1884 was an extremely broad prohibition against abortion of any kind, including up to six months in prison for "Every person who shall advertise, print, publish, distribute or circulate.any pamphlet, printed paper, book, newspaper, notice, advertisement or reference, containing any words or language giving or conveying any notice, hint, or reference to any person.place, house, shop, or office where anything whatsoever.or any advice.may be obtained for the purpose of causing or procuring the miscarriage or abortion of any pregnant woman," or five years for any doctor who performs the procedure. Other laws of note include establishing the death penalty for first- degree murder, harsher punishment for any persons who bring in or distribute any printed material "of immoral or pernicious tendencies" (without further elaboration on what those may be), and establishing punishments for physicians who "while in a state of intoxication shall prescribe any poison, drug, or other medicine to another person which shall endanger the life of such other person." STOPKA WYOMING TERRITORIAL IMPRINTS 1884.15. WYOMING IMPRINTS 89.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM57039
Published by Washington, 1917
p. Quarto. Old fold lines. Two small chips at left edge. Very good. Herbert Hoover as head of the Food Administration writes to Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding in response to a letter recommending Mrs. L.F. McFarland for a position. Hoover writes: "At the present moment, it is impossible to say to what extent the Food Administration can avail itself of Mrs. McFarland's services, but I can assure you that her application will receive every attention." Harding's secretary has written a manuscript note at the end of the letter, "For Mrs. McFarland's information," and signed on behalf of the Senator. A correspondence between two future presidents.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM43520
Published by Charles H. McDonell, Printer, Rochester, N.Y., 1852
256pp. Original printed wrappers. Some wear to wrappers. Occasional trace of foxing, late minor dampstain. Still, about fine. A superior copy of a scarce work. Converted to spiritualism in 1848 by teenaged Kate and Margaret Fox, the author and his wife were early believers and did a good deal to further the movement. Spirits contacted here include Swedenborg, Calhoun, Washington, Penn, Voltaire, and Jefferson, with an introduction by Franklin. Post was a noted abolitionist and his wife was a supporter of women's rights; their circle of friends included William Lloyd Garrison, Susan B. Anthony, and Frederick Douglass. "[Post] had a mind quick and vigorous in the perception and acceptance of new ideas and ready to acknowledge them regardless of consequences" - DAB.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10989
Published by St. Louis, 1885
xiii,,409pp. printed in double columns. Illus. Frontis. Quarto. Original gilt pictorial pebbled purple cloth, spine gilt. Cloth faded, worn at spine ends and corners, a few nicks on spine. Library bookplate on front pastedown. Internally clean and tightly bound. Overall, about very good. A very important meeting, at the height of the cattle boom. This publication reprints on pages 290-334 part of the proceedings Mrs. Wilson recorded more fully in MEMORIAL SKETCH OF THE FIRST NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CATTLEMEN. That work is exceedingly rare, so the PARSONS' MAGAZINE is the first really obtainable printing. HOWES W516. ADAMS HERD 2536. REESE, SIX SCORE 115 (note).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34493
Published by London, 1712
16pp. Dbd. Trimmed close, minor toning. Good. An anonymous political work that has been attributed over the centuries to both Jonathan Swift and Mary de la Rivière Manley. Most sources identify Manley as the author; she was an English author and pamphleteer who was famous for presenting political screeds disguised as romances or satire. A rare pamphlet, either in institutions or the market. ESTC N45508.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53960
Published by Dublin, 1842
60pp. Early 20th-century buckram, gilt spine labels. Cloth somewhat dust soiled, spine labels slightly chipped. Paper shelf label on spine, institutional ink and blind stamps, ownership inscription on titlepage. Upper corner of final leaf torn away, not affecting text, titlepage slightly chipped. Light tanning and foxing. Good plus. An exceedingly scarce account of an extraordinary murder case in 1840s Dublin. Ellen Byrne, a woman of apparent amazing intemperance, lived with the corpse of her husband for a period of two to four days before the body was discovered in a state of rapidly advancing decomposition. Upon its discovery, she argued that she was not aware, presumably on account of her alcoholic stupor, that her husband had died. This explanation was so inconceivable to the authorities that Byrne was put on trial for the murder of her husband by suffocation or strangulation. Owing to the state of the body, however, no evidence that she committed the crime other than her inability to report the death could be produced, and she was found not guilty. Only one copy in OCLC, located at the National Library of Ireland.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52917