Excellent relic of the Confederate capture of Harpers Ferry. After four days of fighting, Confederate forces under Stonewall Jackson captured the strategically placed town and its arsenal made famous by John Brown’s 1859 raid.
Unusually annotated, possibly unique, copy of “L’Homme Considéré Tant dans l’Etat pure Nature, que dans la Société” (1775) owned the fairly well-to-do de la Reusselli family, Swiss clock and watch makers.
1885 First edition of the first English translation of Romanian folk poetry including Gypsy or Romani folk songs. A second work included here offers Magyar-language lyrical and political poetry by a Hungarian patriot.
1900–1901 Directory with names and addresses of nurses plus essays on various nursing and medical topics. Essays include “Contagious Diseases and How They are Spread,” “Infectious Diseases. The Time of Development and Duration of Infection,” and “On the Nursing of Diphtheria.”
Spectacular Philadelphia gift book in a deluxe full red morocco binding. This anthology of 1836 literary Philadelphia includes contributions by Peter S. Duponceau, Mathew Carey, John Dickinson, and Dr. Benjamin Rush.