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Daniel Winder. Cincinnati, OH: Publisher not identified, 1855.
64pp. 16mo (5½ x 3½ inches). Original printed wrappers, sewn. Soil and light staining to wraps, pages browned. The extended title continues, “the right and duty of parents to limit the number of their offspring according to their circumstances demonstrated: a brief account of all known modes of preventing conception, with their physical and social effects: the only preventive in harmony with nature, requiring no sacrifice of enjoyment, of money, of health, or of moral feelings: reproductive control the only antidote to the early decay of American women, and the increase of poverty.”
Anonymously published in 1855, the booklet gives explicit instructions for contraception with brief accounts of all known modes of preventing conception and their physical and social effects. It posits that reproductive control was only antidote to early decay of American women and increase of poverty. No copies listed in OCLC, but the National Library of Health appears to have a hard copy.
Genre: Birth control, health, medical
Alexander von Humboldt. 1811
16½ x 28½. Scattered soil and foxing, folded as issued (to octavo), repaired tear in Golfe du Mexique with no loss.
An important early map by Humboldt displaying the southeastern United States and Mexico as far north as the Rio Nepstle, an early name for the Arkansas. Included is the Provincia de Texas, Santa Fe, Taos, west to Lac Sal (western boundary unknown), and the west coast of North America past Mendocino.
Genre: Map, Southwest, Mexico
S.W. Harman. Fort Smith: Phoenix Publishing Co., 1898. First edition.
xiii, 720pp, illus. Expertly repaired with a new spine and original spine title laid down. With a handsome custom clam shell box. The extended title continues, A History of the Great United States Criminal Court at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and of Crime and Criminals in the Indian Territory, and the Trial and Punishment Thereof Before His Honor Judge Isaac C. Parker, "The Terror of Law-Breakers", and by the Courts of Said Territory, Embracing the Leading Sentences and Charges to Grand and Petit Juries Delivered by the World Famous Jurist. Rare and important. Ramon Adams says, “Exceedingly rare. The rare original has become a collectors item and is the chief source of practically every book and feature story on the old court and Oklahoma outlaws. The first edition was soon exhausted because of the reputation of Judge Parker's court. The book contains much material on the outlaws of Indian Territory who were tried and condemned in Parker's court." 6-Guns 929, Howes H203.
Genre: Outlaw, crime, Oklahoma
Sebastian C. Adams. Salem Oregon. 1876. Second edition.
27½ inches by approx. 21 feet. Chromolithograph on linen and varnished with the original rollers. Some cracking of the varnish, lifting of the paper, and minor chipping and loss. Pretty darn good for more than 50 square feet of print surface.
This chart shows 5,880 of history with western, eastern and asian cultures “synchronized” onto one long sheet. First issued in 1871, Adams put out several editions in many formats. Rosenberg and Grafton in "Cartographies of Time" say that as a timeline, Adams Synchronological Chart "was ninetheenth-century America's surpassing achievement in complexity and synthetic power." Ramsey 6000 (later edition than here).
Genre: Map, history chart
Joseph P. Sims. New York, 1934
18½ x 30. Laid down on board. Paper browned with a couple of minor spots. Framed without glazing.
A pictorial map of the world that shows countries of origin of twenty-eight breeds of horses including the foundation sires of the modern racing thoroughbred as well as Mustangs from Mexico and the Mongolian Pony described as “very ancient.” A numbered key identifies where on the globe each horse originated. Text blocks describe features by continent and lists “The Classics of Turf,” important races. Rumsey 8788 (citing a later, smaller reproduction).
Genre: World map, horses