Bridgeport, CT: 1813. A.L.S. pertaining to his legal book "Offices and Duties of Sherrifs," 4to. 1 page, Bridgeport, January 7, 1813, offering to exchange a quantity of his book for law books and other books usually sold for cash, in part: "... Will you please be good as to inform me whether you wish to replenish your store with any ... when you would desire shipment ... and when you will pay for them..." Fine condition. Revolutionary War officer, prominent author and attorney.
Kingston: 1779. Fine content War date A.L.S. small folio, 1 page, Kingston, New Hampshire, May 8th 1779, to Colonel Nathaniel Peabody, his successor, serving at the time in the Continental Congress, regarding the status of land grants with inaccuracies on the Connecticut River, in full: "Agreeable to your Request I applied to Col. Atkinson... who told me had a rough Draft of all the Towns laid out by New Hampshire on the west side of Connecticut River, but not as...
F.W. Beers, A.D. Ellis & G.G. Soule, 1867. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 28.5" x 20 1/8". Beautifully detailed town plan of Norwalk and South Norwalk showing streets, waterways, railroads, parks, businesses, private residences and a business directory. Published in F.W. Beers' "Atlas of Fairfield County". Frederick W. Beers (flourished 1858-1929) came from a family of surveyors, cartographers and publishers originally from Newtown Connecticut. F.W. Beers continued the work of his father James Botsford Beers and was...
Boston: T.G. Bradford, 1838. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11 1/8" x 14 3/8". Nice, clear map of Connecticut divided into counties and townships showing major routes and geographical details. Glue residue to edges, tear to bottom edge and chips to corners. T.G. Bradford (1802-1887) was a Boston based publisher. He worked as assistant editor of the American Encyclopedia before entering the field of map making.
Boston: Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel, 1835. Map. Engraving with original hand outline coloring. Image measures 7.75" x 10". Classic Bradford map of Connecticut and Rhode Island, showing counties, major towns and routes and waterways. Light scattered foxing to margins. T.G. Bradford (1802-1887) was a Boston based publisher. He worked as assistant editor of the American Encyclopedia before entering the field of map making.
Paris: Buchon, Jean Alexandre, 1825. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 9.5" x 11 3/8", image plus text and title measures 19" x 24". Nicely detailed map of Connecticut divided into counties and townships. Includes historical and cultural information in French. Minor toning to edges, crease to top center. Light scattered staining. From the French (1825) edition of Carey and Lea's 1822 "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas"
Springfield: New England Publishing, 1866. Folding map of Connecticut River Valley. Plates, several in color. Text engravings. 235pp. + ads. 8vo, original brown cloth, cloth lightly soiled, spine ends worn, map repaired with tape on the blank side. Springfield: New England Publishing, 1866. First Edition. Guidebook to the Connecticut River Valley from Connecticut, through Massachusetts, north to New Hampshire and Vermont.
New York: Scribner, 1895. plates. xvi, 230pp. 8vo, green cloth, corners bumped, foxing to margins of plates and endpapers. New York: Scribner's 1895. Author was pastor of the First Church of Fairfield, Connecticut. "The ancient town of Fairfield, which was a place of importance in Colonial and Revolutionary times and was burned by the British in 1779, was the especial subject of his study." DAB IV, p. 67.
Washington, D.C. National Gallery of Art, 1989. Illustrated in color and black & white.118pp. Slim & square 4to, cloth, d.w. Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, (1989). A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Catalog for an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC from 15 October 1989 - 28 January 1990 and at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford from 18 March - 20 May 1990.