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EAI Shaw supplement

Early American Imprints, Series II

Supplement 3 from the American Antiquarian Society, 1801-1819

A major enrichment of Early American Imprints: Shaw-Shoemaker
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  • The indispensable collection created to make Shaw-Shoemaker comprehensive
  • More than 1,700 newly catalogued and digitized books, pamphlets and broadsides from the early U.S.
  • A multi-disciplinary supplement that makes available a vast new publishing record of the period

 To understand the United States in the first two decades of the 19th century, students and scholars have depended for generations on Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker. Now this renowned digital collection has been supplemented for an anticipated final time from the remarkable holdings of the American Antiquarian Society. More than 1,700 rare and diverse works—all newly catalogued and digitized from the originals—cover a wide range of disciplines and address a host of increasingly studied topics. Never before have researchers had the opportunity to study this pivotal period in such a comprehensive way—both in the classroom and beyond.

Previously undigitized publications from the Early Republic
This invaluable supplement is comprised entirely of works that fall into the scope of Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker’s “American Bibliography,” which formed the basis of Early American Imprints, Series II. These works were either missed by Shaw and Shoemaker, or were listed by them but could not be found until now. The materials include works of history, literature, religion, law, biography, cartography, music, personal accounts and confessions, as well as scarce editions of works by women.

Among the works are many rare items of special interest to researchers, including personal narratives related to interactions with American Indians, Presidential messages to the public, maps of early America and regional cookbooks. Literary genres found within include prose, poetry and drama. The collection is ideal for courses on 19th-century American history and literature. It will also be of interest to scholars of economics, sociology, anthropology and geography as well as legal, ethnic, religious and women’s studies.

Extensive indexing, easy browsing, full integration
Every item in Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement 3 from the American Antiquarian Society is expertly catalogued, and MARC records are available. Three earlier collections, Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the American Antiquarian Society, Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement 2 from the American Antiquarian Society and Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, are also offered as invaluable complements to Early American Imprints: Shaw-Shoemaker. All supplements are fully integrated into America’s Historical Imprints for easy browsing and cross-searching with Early American Imprints, Series I, and many related collections.

In partnership with the American Antiquarian Society
The American Antiquarian Society, a learned society and a major independent research library, houses the world’s largest collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, sheet music and graphic arts material printed from first contact through 1876 in what is now the United States, Canada and the West Indies. The library is the single greatest repository of imprints created in America before 1821.

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Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth. / By Mrs. Rowson, late of the New Theatre, Philadelphia; author of Victoria, The inquisitor, Fille de chambre, etc.

Rowson, Mrs., 1762-1824.


The president's message. Register office: Salem, Saturday morning, Dec. 25, 1802.

United States. President (1801-1809 : Jefferson)


The History of the horrid murder of Michael Burlingame, his wife, five children & servan [sic] by the Koowanchooty Indians in Ohio. Together with the assassination of the chief of that tribe, ten Indian warriors, two women & three children by Angelina Burlingame, and her escape.



A geographical view of the British possessions in North America: comprehending Nova Scotia, New-Brunswick, New Britain, North Westland, Upper and Lower Canada. Including the county [i.e., country] to the Frozen Sea on the North, and Pacific Ocean the West. With an appendix containing a concise history of the war, from the commencement to the close. / By M. Smith, author of the View of Upper Canada, and British posessions, &c.

Smith, M. (Michael), 1776-


American cookery, or, The art of dressing viands, fish, poultry and vegetables, and the best modes of making puff-pastes, pies, tarts, puddings, custards and preserves. And all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plumb to plain cake. : Adapted to this country and all grades of life. / By Amelia Simmons, an American orphan.

Simmons, Amelia.


The life of Samuel Tully, who was executed at South-Boston, Dec. 10, 1812, for piracy. / Written by himself.

Tully, Samuel, 1771-1812.


Letters on England: comprising descriptive scenes; with remarks on the state of society, domestic economy, habits of the people, and condition of the manufacturing classes generally. Interspersed with miscellaneous observations and reflections. / By Joshua E. White, of Savannah. In two volumes.

White, Joshua E., -1820.


History of animals; designed for the instruction and amusement of persons of both sexes. / By Noah Webster, Jun. Esq.

Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.


Remarkable occurrences, lately discovered among the people called Shakers, of a treasonous & barbarous nature, or Shakerism developed. / By James Smith. [Eleven lines from Isaiah]

Smith, James, 1737-1812.


Opinion of the Supreme Court of the U. States, in the case of Alexander Murray and others, v. the schooner Charming Betsy.

United States. Supreme Court.


The American spelling book; containing, the rudiments of the English language, for the use of schools in the United States. / By Noah Webster, Esq.

Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.


The invisible monitor; or, Memoirs of the D'Alvara family. / By Mrs. Shephard.

Shephard, Mrs.


Catalogue of Shallus's new and increasing circulating library. : Comprising a choice selection of the most approved authors in various departments of literature: (with criticisms occasionally annexed.) Which are loaned for perusal, by the year, quarter, or single volume, at no. 89, South Front-Street, between Chesnut & Walnut-streets, directly opposite Norris's Alley.

Shallus's Circulating Library.


Weatherwise's genuine New-England almanac, for the year of our Lord 1807. Containing besides the calender [sic] pages, a fund of other useful matter.

Sewall, Daniel, 1755-1842.


A full and particular account of the trial of Francisco dos Santo, alias, Francisco Son, for the murder of Archibald Graham, at a Court of Oyer and Terminer, held in the city of New-York, Jan. 9, 1806, with the sentence, pronounced against him by his honour the presiding judge, to which is added, a short account of his life, together with his confession, taken in the presence of one of the keepers; as also his behaviour from the time of condemnation, till his execution on the 28th March, 1806.

Santo, Francisco dos, 1776-1806.


A visionary narrative of things seen and heard by a seafaring man.

Young, James.


A melancholy song, on the death of five men who were drowned at the entrance of Portland Harbor (off which they had been fishing) in a gale of wind on the 20th or 21st of September, 1808.* / Composed by Thomas Shaw, of Standish.

Shaw, Thomas, 1753-1838.


The Christian monitor. Boston, January, 1806. Proposals for publishing a periodical work, entitled, the Christian monitor.

Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Piety, and Charity (Boston, Mass)


The hunters of Kentucky. As sung by Mr. Ludlow, in the New Orleans and western country theatres.

Woodworth, Samuel, 1784-1842.


Proposals by Joseph M. Sanderson, for publishing by subscription a biography of the signers to the Declaration of Independence. Accompanied with portraits, and the Declaration, with facsimile engravings of the signatures by John Sanderson.

Sanderson, Joseph M.


The happy Negro.

Serle, Ambrose, 1742-1812.


A Map of America between latitudes 40 and 70 north, and longitudes 45 and 180 west. [cartographic material] : Exhibiting Mackenzie's rout [sic] from Montreal to Fort Chepewyan & thence to the North Sea in 1789 and to the West Pacific Ocean in 1793. / Scoles sculp.



The American tutor's assistant; or, A compendious system of practical arithmetic; containing, the several rules of that useful science, concisely defined, methodically arranged, and fully exemplified. The whole particularly adapted to the easy and regular instruction of youth in our American schools. / By sundry teachers in and near Philadelphia.



The new American Latin grammar: or, A complete introduction to the Latin tongue. Formed from the most approved writings in this kind by the late presidents Burr, Finley, and others: and now carefully revised and reformed by a great variety of amendments, corrections, and useful remarks, most of which are entirely new, with the definitions of all the grammatical terms, in their proper places. : The whole rendered much more useful than any of the kind yet published. / By Edward Rigg, late teacher of a grammar school in the City of New-York.

Rigg, Edward.


The Complete American letter-writer, and best companion for the young man of business. Containing letters on trade and merchandise, expressly calculated for the youth of the United States. Also, several forms of precedents used in the transaction of business in America. To which are added, familiar letters on interesting subjects.



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