Jane Austen's Publishing History and Road to Literary Fame

Jane Austen's Publishing History and Road to Literary Fame

January 20, 2021

New to our DC shop is a beautiful six volume set of Jane Austen’s novels, published by Richard Bentley & Son, in London. This “Austen Standard Novels” set includes Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and is coupled with A Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew J. E. Austen Leigh and several unfinished works, including Lady Susan.

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Rare Second Edition 1802 Printing of The Federalist Now Available for Purchase

Rare Second Edition 1802 Printing of The Federalist Now Available for Purchase

January 13, 2021

New to our DC shop is a rare second edition, two volume printing of one of the most important works of American political thought ever written, The Federalist. According to Thomas Jefferson, the Federalist papers were "the best commentary on the principles of government."

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James Bond First Editions, Signed!

James Bond First Editions, Signed!

January 06, 2021

New arrivals this month include incredible first edition James Bond books. Ian Fleming’s massively popular series were started with his first book Casino Royale. We just acquired a first American edition of the highly collectable and desirable Casino Royale, which includes a signature by Ian Fleming himself.

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Gifts for the Travel Lover

Gifts for the Travel Lover

December 09, 2020

Travel has been practically non-existent this year, and for those with serious wanderlust, there is a solution. Shop our selection of unique travel-inspired antiques.

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Gifts for the Military Veteran

Gifts for the Military Veteran

December 02, 2020

Shop the top gifts for military veterans, active duty, and military families this season.

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Gifts for the History Buff

Gifts for the History Buff

November 25, 2020

This week, discover some of our favorite gifts for the history buff in your life.

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The Best Stocking Stuffers 2020

The Best Stocking Stuffers 2020

November 18, 2020

Spread the holiday cheer! The holidays are fast approaching, as decorations come out and gift shopping begins. This week, discover some of our favorite stocking stuffers!

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Celebrating Veterans Day

Celebrating Veterans Day

November 10, 2020

Our military discount is just one of the small ways we like to say “thank you” for your service. We also love to seek out military memorabilia and antiques, to share and celebrate the stories found in historical military memoirs, battlemaps, recruitment posters, and letters, to honor and share the past experiences of those who served.

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November Staff Picks!

November Staff Picks!

November 04, 2020

Our November Catalog is chock-full of incredible patriotic and presidential memorabilia. From original presidential signatures to authentic campaign materials, these items are pieces of history.

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The History of Campaigning

The History of Campaigning

October 28, 2020

Events in today’s presidential campaigns are televised, live-streamed, and tweeted out to the world within a matter of seconds. Campaigning is so crucial to the presidential election nowadays, though campaigning did not always look this way. Discover how past presidents used to campaign, and how the matter has changed drastically over time.

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Samuel Augustus Mitchell and 19th Century Map Publishing

Samuel Augustus Mitchell and 19th Century Map Publishing

October 21, 2020

While working as a schoolteacher, Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. became frustrated with the low quality and inaccuracy of school geography textbooks of the period, and thus set out to rectify this problem by publishing maps himself. Though neither a cartographer nor an engraver, Mitchell published some of the most prominent maps and atlases of the 19th century.

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Four Western Surveys and the Romance of the Wild West

Four Western Surveys and the Romance of the Wild West

October 14, 2020

Between 1867 and 1879, Congress authorized and funded four significant surveys of the West, the Powell Survey, the King Survey, the Wheeler Survey, and the Hayden Survey. These published maps, travelogues, and prints helped incite a Western fever along the east coast populace, forever transforming the American attitude toward the West.

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