Printed in Chestnut Hill and Baltimore by Samuel Saur
18th-century collection of two important hymnals printed by Samuel Saur in German: the rare 1792 first edition of DIE KLEINE HARFE, with the 1797 second edition of DAS KLEINE DAVIDSCHE PSALTERSPIEL (lacking two leaves) – including four leaves of manuscript material by an early owner.
First collected edition, featuring Adam of Bremen's chronicle of peoples from the Old North and the earliest known mention of the Vikings discovery of North America, of three key works in the history of Hamburg, within a larger sammelband of six works total.
First edition of this posthumous biography of the man who served as the model for the freedman in Lincoln Park's Emancipation Memorial statue, the copy of Transcendentalist poet Christopher Pearse Cranch.
Beautiful late 17th-century edition of a central primary source in the conquest of the Americas, bound somewhat incongruously with an early edition of French buccaneer Montaubon's 1695 voyage to the Caribbean.
Early printing, scarce in any form, of this persuasive essay on the double standard in the application of American laws to Black people and white people, including chapters on lynching and segregation.