Comprising A Period of Twenty-Six Years
By Silas Judd, esq.
Printed by Isaac Lyon in Chittenango: 1838
Reviewed by Bruce McKinney
On a keyword search in the AED (Americana Exchange Database) for Chittenango, which is neither a hot sauce or a dance, I ran across A Sketch of the Life and
Voyages of Captain Alvah Dewey...and did an ABE (Abebooks.com) search, as I often do with books that seem obscure. This one was there and priced at $750. I sent an email inquiring about the condition and price and ended up paying $656 delivered. It’s a good buy.
The book isn’t worth tons o...
Rare Book Monthly Reviews - May - 2003 Issue
By Michael Stillman
There is most likely a piece of American history right under your nose at this very moment. It may be old; it may be new. It may be famous, but probably isn’t. It undoubtedly...
By Bruce McKinney
Recently, (5/29/03), I attended an Americana Sale at PBA Galleries in San Francisco. It was an interesting experience. I was attracted by the large number of items in the fie...