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New York: Harper, 1871. By Porte Crayon, (pseudonym). 138 Illus. by the author. 300pp. + 4pp. of publisher's ads. 4to, brown cloth, bottom of spine and edges of corners worn, cloth lightly soiled. New York: Harper, 1871. A collection of sketches set in Virginia that first appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine during the 1850s. Howes S-1084. Wright II, 2405.
Georgetown: J. M. Carter, 1814. 279pp. + 1 page index. 12mo, contemporary calf, bottom of spine worn, corners bumped and worn, calf lightly soiled, light browning to most pages with some pages also foxed in margins, dampstaining to some margins. Georgetown, (District of) Columbia: J. M. Carter, 1814. "John Taylor was one of America's greatest disciples and philosophers of agrarian liberalism. He was the champion of local democracy and one of the first and clearest spokesman of state rights...A farmer.....
Boston: Nichols and Noyes, 1865. A Record of College, Field, and Prison. 5 plates. 331pp. 12mo, original brown cloth, cloth lightly soiled, edges of corners lightly worn, margin of Frontis. foxed. Boston: Nichols and Noyes, 1865. First Edition. Henry Ward Camp fought at Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina. He became a prisoner in Libby Prison. After his release he fought at Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia.
Richmond: West & Johnston, 1862. Originally published in 1836, now republished and edited by Thomas A. Ware. iii-viii, 220pp. + 4pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, pr. wrs. Richmond: West & Johnston, 1862. First Confederate Edition. Lacks the title page. Title page information also printed on the front wrapper including publisher and date. Spine worn. Moderately dampstained throughout. Text moderately browned on many pages. First 52 pages chipped on bottom margin, front wrapper chipped, back wrapper with many wormholes. Nathaniel Beverley.....
Washington: Men of Mark Publishing, 1906. Many fine photo-steel engraved portraits. 5 volumes. 8vo, 3/4 contemporary maroon morocco, spines with elaborate gilt decoration, margins uncut. Washington: Men of Mark Publishing, 1906-1909. First Edition. Very good Each biography is several pages. Many of the biographies contain genealogical information on the ancestors of each man profiled. The editor, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, was President of the College of William and Mary and son of United States President John Tyler.