Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Friday, April 19, 2013
Sarah K. Knight kept colonial-era journal
Map show Sarah Kemble Knight's route in 1704.
It is the birthday of New Englander Sarah Kemble Knight (1666), a plucky woman who became a real estate dealer, businesswoman, and innkeeper in Colonial America at a time when such occupations were rare for a woman. In the literary world, she is best remembered for the journal she kept about her arduous journey on horseback from Boston to New Haven, Connecticut, and then to New York in 1704. The Journal of Madam Knight (1825) gave a detailed account of colonial customs and conditions. It covered morals, social manners, and class distinctions with subtle wit and broad humor. She compared the backwoods crustiness of New England with the sophistication of New York.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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