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Two Centuries of Costume in America MDCXX - MDCCCXX [1620-1820], in Two Volumes.

By: Earle, Alice Morse

Price: $70.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279030

Condition: Good


First edition. Spines toned, rear hinge of first volume weakening, spotting on rear board of first volume. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 824 pp. (paginated continuously). An illustrated history of two hundred years of American clothing and associated customs, with portraits of important colonial figures throughout. View more info

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Colonial Days in Old New York

By: Earle, Alice Morse

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283786

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine toned, boards a bit foxed, owner bookplate on front endpaper (Ellen M. Chandler). Binding tight, pages clean and bright. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. As the author notes in her introduction, this volume might have been better titled Colonial Days in New Netherland because much of the material pertains to the fifty year period of Dutch rule, as the following chapter titles suggest: The Life of a Day; Education and Child-Life; Wooing and Wedding; Town Life; Dutch Town Homes; Dutch Farmhouses; The Dutch Larder; The Dutch Vrouws; The C... View more info

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Some Famous Privateers in New England

By: Eastman, Ralph M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: State Street Trust Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2082154

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Spine faded. 1928 Trade Paperback. vii, [1], 87, [1] pp. Historical illustrations and reproductions of original documents throughout. An account of privately held and crewed ships contracted by the colonial and United States governments to patrol the waters around New England and capture shipments of enemy merchants, and come to the country's aid in time of war. View more info

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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

By: Ellis, Joseph J.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2199239

Condition: Near Fine


Pages lightly toned. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 288 pp. An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic--John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. During the 1790s, which Ellis calls the most decisive decade in our nation's history, the greatest statesmen of their generation--and perhaps any--came together to define the new republic and direct its course for the coming centuries. Ellis focuses on six discrete moments that exemplify th... View more info

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His Excellency: George Washington

By: Ellis, Joseph J.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273277

ISBN: 1400040310

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor pencil underlining in text, related articles laid in. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 352 pp. 8vo. The author of seven highly acclaimed books, Joseph J. Ellis has crafted a landmark biography that brings to life in all his complexity the most important and perhaps least understood figure in American history, George Washington. With his careful attention to detail and his lyrical prose, Ellis has set a new standard for biography. Drawing from the newly catalogued Washington papers at the University of Virginia, Joseph Ellis paints a full ... View more info

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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

By: Ellis, Joseph J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2274387

ISBN: 0375705244

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly rubbed. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 288 pp. In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award—winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals–Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison–confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers–re-examined here as Founding Brothers–combined the ... View more info

Image for The Buccaneers of America: A True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years upon the Coasts of the West Indies by the Buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortuga (Both English and French), Wherein are contained more especially the Unparalleled Exploits of Sir Henry Morgan, our English Jamaican Hero, who sacked Porto Bello, burnt Panama, etc., Now Faithfully Rendered into English, with Facsimiles of the Original Engravings.

The Buccaneers of America: A True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years upon the Coasts of the West Indies by the Buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortuga (Both English and French), Wherein are contained more especially the Unparalleled Exploits of Sir Henry Morgan, our English Jamaican Hero, who sacked Porto Bello, burnt Panama, etc., Now Faithfully Rendered into English, with Facsimiles of the Original Engravings.

By: Esquemeling, John; Powell, Henry

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1893

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2283233

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Spine faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper, hinges just starting, frontispiece and fold-out map loose but included. 1893 Hard Cover. xxxv, [1], 508 pp. 8vo. A history of pirate and buccaneer activity in the Caribbean and Bahamas. Reprinted from the edition of 1684, to which is added a reprint of the very scarce fourth part, by Basil Ringrose (1685), containing the 'Dangerous Voyage and Bold Attempts of Captain Bartholomew Sharp and Others', edited, with an introduction, by Henry Powell. Engraved frontispiece of Henry Morgan, six engraved plates in text (including an excellent p... View more info

Image for The Buccaneers of America: A True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years upon the Coasts of the West Indies by the Buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortuga (Both English and French), Wherein are contained more especially the Unparalleled Exploits of Sir Henry Morgan, our English Jamaican Hero, who sacked Porto Bello, burnt Panama, etc., Now Faithfully Rendered into English, with Facsimiles of the Original Engravings.

The Buccaneers of America: A True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years upon the Coasts of the West Indies by the Buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortuga (Both English and French), Wherein are contained more especially the Unparalleled Exploits of Sir Henry Morgan, our English Jamaican Hero, who sacked Porto Bello, burnt Panama, etc., Now Faithfully Rendered into English, with Facsimiles of the Original Engravings.

By: Esquemeling, John; Powell, Henry

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1893

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2286214

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Spine and edges faded, minor loss from spine head and foot, front and end matter foxed. 1893 Hard Cover. xxxv, [1], 508 pp. 8vo. A history of pirate and buccaneer activity in the Caribbean and Bahamas. Reprinted from the edition of 1684, to which is added a reprint of the very scarce fourth part, by Basil Ringrose (1685), containing the 'Dangerous Voyage and Bold Attempts of Captain Bartholomew Sharp and Others', edited, with an introduction, by Henry Powell. Engraved frontispiece of Henry Morgan, six engraved plates in text (including an excellent panoramic view of the destruction... View more info

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Sports of Colonial Williamsburg

By: Ewing, William C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Dietz Press: 1937

Seller ID: 2288332

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. A very nice copy. 1937 Hard Cover. 39 pp. Illustrated by photographs of the Virginia Court Season of 1935. CHAPTERS: Horse Racing; Knights of the Golden Horseshoe; Illuminations; Music; Games; The Theatre; Dancing. View more info

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Elizabeth, The Disinherited Daughter: A Monument of Free Grace in New England in the Eighteenth Century

By: Ez-Er, E. Ben.; Arnold, E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hunt & Eaton, New York: 1894

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2178555

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed without signature by author on front endpaper. 1894 Hard Cover. 98 pp. Flexible hardcover binding. Preface by E. Arnold. An account of life in the American colonies, with religious themes. View more info

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Old Sturbridge Village: A Guidebook (Sturbridge, Massachusetts) (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, No. 6)

By: Fennelly, Catherine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Old Sturbridge Village: 1966

Seller ID: 2267174

Condition: Near Fine


Rear wrapper lightly rubbed. 1966 Stapled Binding. 77 pp. A guide to Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts. Topics include art collection, trade shops, burial ground, schoolhouse, houses, farmhouses, and more. Sturbridge is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. It is home to Old Sturbridge Village living history museum and other sites of historical interest such as Tantiusques. View more info

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A Book of Old Maps: Delineating American History from the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War

By: Fite, Emerson D.; Freeman, Archibald

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2079936

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint spot on top corner of front board, name & date in charcoal pencil on front flyleaf. 1926 Large Hardcover. xv, 299 pp. Color frontispiece of Battista Agnese's world map, circa 1538, 74 reproductions of maps throughout, dating from 1478-1825, with detailed descriptions of each, including bibliographic references. Index follows text. View more info

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Lord of the Mohawks: A Biography of Sir William Johnson

By: Flexner, James Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1979

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2274987

ISBN: 0316286095

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. One inch closed jacket tear and associated one inch crease (tear mended on reverse). 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 400 pp. 8vo. In Lord of the Mohawks, James Thomas Flexner, winner of the National Book Award and the rarely awarded Special Pulitzer Prize has restored to life the most influential frontiersman our nation has ever known. Sir William Johnson, an Irish immigrant became through his own efforts a British baronet, an adopted member of the Mohawk Tribe, a wealthy land-owner, colonizer and furrier, and married a beautiful and polit... View more info

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The First White Man of the West, or The Life and Exploits of Col. Dan'l. [Daniel] Boone, the First Settler of Kentucky; Interspersed with Incidents in the Early Annals of the Country.

By: Flint, Timothy

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Applegate & Company: 1856

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2289776

Condition: Good


1856 printing of the 1847 rerelease under this new title (originally published in 1833 as 'Biographical Memoir of Daniel Boone, the First Settler of Kentucky'). Rebacked with new end sheets. Corners rubbed, lightly stained and heavily foxed throughout, illegible ink gift note on front flyleaf, pp. 67-71 damaged at fore-edge with minimal loss of text. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. 12mo. Includes engraved portrait of Boone, frontispiece of his first view of Kentucky, and several woodcuts. Sabin 24785: This popular work on the great frontier hero went through many editions... View more info

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Paul Revere and the World He Lived In

By: Forbes, Esther

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1942

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2263694

ISBN: 1122088302

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition (BCE). A few small chips along top edge of jacket, jacket lightly toned. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 498 pp. Paul Revere (/r??v??r/; December 21, 1734 O.S. – May 10, 1818[N 1]) was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April 1775 to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, Paul Revere's Ride (1861). At age 41, Revere was... View more info

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Paul Revere and the World He Lived In

By: Forbes, Esther

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1942

Seller ID: 2265053

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, page ridges faintly foxed. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 510 pp. Paul Revere (/r??v??r/; December 21, 1734 O.S. – May 10, 1818[N 1]) was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April 1775 to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, Paul Revere's Ride (1861). At age 41, Revere was a prosperous, established and prominent Boston silve... View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (The Lakeside Classics Book 1)

By: Franklin, Benjamin

Price: $350.00

Publisher: The Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company: 1903

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2292805

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Ink gift note on front endpaper, minimal cosmetic wear to boards. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 264, [2] pp. Original cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Franklin from the painting by Duplessis. The first volume in the collectible Lakeside Classics series. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuo... View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Now Printed from the Manuscript as Franklin Wrote It, and Including His Preliminary Outline (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Franklin, Benjamin; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284247

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. Front board scuffed, minimal wear to spine bands. 1976 Full-Leather. xxxiii, [1], 233, [5] pp. Tall 8vo. Maroon full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Reproductions of early maps precede text, color frontispiece portrait of Benjamin Franklin, engraved illustrations in text. Includes introduction by Carl Van Doren. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appe... View more info

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Indian Wars of the United States; from the Earliest Period to the Present Time.

By: Frost, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Auburn: Miller, Orton & Mulligan: 1855

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2116512

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed & faded, front free endpaper removed, fore edge of first few pages lightly stained, lightly foxed throughout, pencil doodles on rear endpapers. 1855 Hard Cover. 300, [20] pp. Engraved illustrations by various artists throughout, including Pocahontas rescuing John Smith, the Battle of Tippecanoe etc. View more info

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The Story of Deerfield, 1630-1930

By: Fuller, Mary Williams

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association: 1961

Seller ID: 2267158

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faintly toned. 1961 Stapled Binding. 56 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. A history of Deerfield, Massachusetts, from 1630-1930. Deerfield was the northwestern-most outpost of New England settlement for several decades during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It occupies a fertile portion of the Connecticut River Valley and was vulnerable to attack because of its position near the Berkshires highlands. For these reasons it was the site of inter-tribal warfare and several Anglo-French and Indian skirmishes during its early history.[2] At the time of the Englis... View more info

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History as Art: Selections from Pilgrim Hall Museum

By: Geller, L.D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pilgrim Society: 1970

Seller ID: 2266378

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1970 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 29 pp. The Pilgrim Hall Museum at 75 Court Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts is the oldest public museum in the United States in continuous operation, having opened in 1824. CONTENTS: The Pilgrim Hall Museum, After 350 Years; Furniture and Household Items; Plymouth Silver; Silver of the First Church, Plymouth; Paintings; Delftware. View more info

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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

By: Gordon-Reed, Annette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286568

ISBN: 0393064778

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2008 Hard Cover. 798 pp. 8vo. In the mid-1700s the English captain of a trading ship that made runs between England and the Virginia colony fathered a child by an enslaved woman living near Williamsburg. The woman, whose name is unknown and who is believed to have been born in Africa, was owned by the Eppeses, a prominent Virginia family. The captain, whose surname was Hemings, and the woman had a daughter. She was named Elizabeth.... Gordon-Reed unearths startling new information about the Hemingses, Jefferson, and his white family. Although the book presents the most detailed ... View more info

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Ten Fac-simile Reproductions Relating to Various Subjects [Facsimile]

By: Green, Samuel Abbott

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston / University Press: John Wilson and Sons, Cambridge: 1903

Seller ID: 2079676

Condition: Good


First edition. Former copy of New York University Library, deaccessioned - usual marks. Stain on margin of last page. 1903 Large Hardcover. 36 pp. Folio. Facsimiles of ten important early publications related to the British colonies in Massachusetts, with accompanying text. One of 125 copies. Includes: Some Engraved Portraits of the Mather Family; The South and North Batteries; An Early Boston Imprint, 1681; The Boston News-Letter, 1704; Reprints of Early Boston Newspapers; Panorama of Boston, 1775; The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere; The Battle of Bunker Hill; The Crossed Swords; Lawrence Acade... View more info

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A Trve Discovrse of the Present Estate of Virginia, and the Successe of the Affaires There Till the 18 of Iune. 1614. Together. With a Relation of the Seuerall English Townes and Fortes, the Assured Hopes of That Countrie and the Peace Concluded with the Indians. The Christening of Powhatans Daughter and Her Marriage with an English-man. [True Discourse Success Affairs June Pocahontas]

By: Hamor, Raphe; [Barney, Charles Gorham]

Price: $650.00

Publisher: [Joel Munsell]: 1860

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2079673

Condition: Very Good


Boards rubbed with a few minor abrasions, faintly foxed throughout, Goodspeed catalog number on front endpaper. Inscribed & signed by publisher on presentation page: 'Wm. Matthews Esqr, with the regards of Cha Gorham Barney, Richmond Va 1860'. [x], 69, [2] pp. Folio. Three-quarter calf & marbled cloth, top edge gilt, marbled boards. 1860 privately printed limited large paper edition, a facsimile of the rare 1615 original. One of 200 copies. Published and signed by Charles Gorham Barney, a direct descendant of John Carver, who was the first governor of the Plymouth Colony. The author, Hamor, wa... View more info

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Illustrated Life of Washington Giving an Account of His Early Adventures and Enterprises, His Magnanimity and Patriotism, His Revolutionary Career, His Presidential Life, and His Final Decease with Vivid Pen-Paintings of Battle and Incidents, Trials and..

By: Headley, Hon. J.T.; Lossing, Benson J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: G. & F. Bill Inc.: 1860

Seller ID: 2283604

Condition: Very Good


Lacks fold-out. Spine faded, boards a bit soiled with some loss of gilt, front and end matter and a few pages throughout foxed, pencil name and town on front endpaper. 1860 Hard Cover. 534 pp. 8vo. Illustrations include numerous steel and wood engravings, some hand-colored. Original red cloth, gilt titles and design, marbled page ridges. Black & white frontispiece with original tissue guard. A biography of the first President of the United States of America, whose efforts as a general during the Revolutionary War were instrumental in the US victory. View more info

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John Wheelwright, 1592-1679

By: Heard, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008027

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edge of rear board lightly soiled, a couple pages lightly foxed, pencil note on rear endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. 137 pp. 8vo. A biography of the colonial minister who was banished along with Anne Hutchinson and others during the Antinomian Controversy. View more info

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The Pursuit of Science in Revolutionary America: 1735-1789

By: Hindle, Brooke

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205329

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket has 2 inch tear. 1956 Hard Cover. This distinguished study brings to light and interprets thoughtfully a vast fund of information on the scientific interests and contributions of the revolutionary generation. It presents an integrated discussion of the character of science in colonial America, and it assesses the changes made in this pattern during the American Revolution. View more info

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A Great and Godly Adventure: The Pilgrims and the Myth of the First Thanksgiving

By: Hodgson, Godfrey

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200307

ISBN: 1586483730

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark.Jacket edges rubbed. 2006 Hard Cover. xxvi, 212 pp. The first Thanksgiving wasn't celebrated with turkey (there weren't any in Massachusetts) and didn't take place in 1621. Indeed the settlers, who probably didn't think of themselves as Pilgrims and were most certainly not revolutionaries against their king, were lucky not to be wiped out during their first winter. They probably would have been had the local Indian population not been affected even worse by disease and starvation.In this fascinating history of America's favorite creation myth, peppered with deligh... View more info

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Woman's Life in Colonial Days

By: Holliday, Carl

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Corner House Publishers: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2289102

ISBN: 0879280034

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine previously reinforced with tape, sticker on rear jacket panel, front jacket panel rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. xvi, 319 pp. 1982 reissue of 1922 original. What was life like for women in the American colonies? This classic study suggests that, in spite of hardships, many colonial women led rich, fulfilling lives. Drawing on letters, diaries and contemporary accounts, the author thoroughly depicts the lives of women in the New England and Southern colonies. View more info

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Sparrow-Hawk: A Seventeenth Century Vessel in Twentieth Century America

By: Holly, H.H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pilgrim Society: 1969

Seller ID: 2266377

ISBN: 0940628392

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1969 Stapled Binding. 22 pp. The Sparrow-Hawk was a 'small pinnace' similar to the full-rigged pinnace Virginia that sailed for the English Colonies in June 1626. She is notable as the earliest ship known from the first decades of English settlement in the New World to have survived to the present day. A rough, six week voyage ended in a storm off Orleans, Massachusetts on Cape Cod when the heavily loaded “Sparrow-Hawk” was driven onto the isolated Nauset Beach. All aboard survived and were removed to the nearby Plymouth Colony. Storms and shifting sand buried the wrecked pinn... View more info