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Life in Old Virginia

By: McDonald, James J.; Chandler, J.A.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Old Virginia Publishing Co. (Inc.): 1907

Seller ID: 2199265

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine toned, edges lightly rubbed, stain to bottom of page edges, pages toned. 1907 Hard Cover. vii, 374 pp. A description of Virginia, more particularly the tidewater section, narrating many incidents relating to the manners and customs of old Virginia so fast disappearing as a result of the war between the states, together with many humorous stories. Illustrated. Keywords: JAMES MCDONALD LIFE IN OLD VIRGINIA AMERICAN HISTORY COLONIAL AMERICA View more info

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Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder

By: McLaughlin, Jack

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Owl Books: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273426

ISBN: 0805014632

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front flyleaf, pages very faintly toned. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 481 pp. This book, a National Book Award nominee in 1988, is the life of Thomas Jefferson as seen through the prism of his love affair with Monticello. For over half a century, it was his consuming passion, his most serious amusement. With a sure command of sources and skilled intuitive understanding of Jefferson, McLaughlin crafts and uncommon portrait of builder and building alike. En route he tells us much about life in Virginia; about Monticello's craftsmen and how... View more info

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The Village and the Nation (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series Volume 30)

By: Melder, Keith E.; Parks, Roger N.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Old Sturbridge Inc.: 1976

Seller ID: 2008411

Condition: Near Fine


1976 Trade Paperback. 78 pp. A history of the development of the relationship between colonial towns and villages, and the nation created by their union. Black & white photographs and illustrations throughout. View more info

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Lectures Delivered in a Course Before the Lowell Institute, in Boston, by Members of the Massachusetts Historical Society, on Subjects Relating to the Early History of Massachusetts.

By: Members of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Published by the Society / Cambridge: Press of John Wilson and Son: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2008074

Condition: Good


First edition. Signed by contributor ('William C. Gannett, with best regards of George E. Ellis.') on half-title page. Corners rubbed, binding a bit shaken, pencil notes on rear flyleaf. 1870 Hard Cover. viii, 498 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles. A collection of lectures on early colonial Massachusetts, including: Massachusetts and Its Early History: Introductory Lecture. by Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, Jan. 5, 1869; The Aims and Purposes of the Founders of the Massachusetts Colony. by George E. Ellis, D.D., Jan. 8, 1869; Treatment of Intruders and Dissentients by the Founders of Massac... View more info

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The Pilgrims, Puritans, and Roger Williams, Vindicated: and His Sentence of Banishment, Ought to Be Revoked.

By: Merriman, T.M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Estes & Lauriat / C.J. Peters & Son: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1981926

Condition: Fine


First edition. 1891 Hard Cover. xii, 312 pp. 8vo. Original dark green cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt. Index follows text. A history of the struggle for religious liberty in the New England colonies, focusing on Roger Williams, his banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and subsequent founding of the Providence Plantations. Merriman shows the ways in which Williams was treated wrongly, and explains how his legacy as an advocate for religious freedom lives on. Roger Williams was a religious activist who campaigned for religious freedom, and founded the first Baptist church in America. ... View more info

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The Reverend Jonathan Ashley House, Deerfield, Massachusetts

By: Miller, Amelia F.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Heritage Foundation, Deerfield / Connecticut Printers, Incorporated: 1962

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2006043

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, one of 2000 copies. Lacks glassine jacket. 1962 Hard Cover. xiv, 153 pp. Tall 8vo. Green cloth spine over decorated paper-covered boards, paper label on front board, gilt spine titles. Black & white photographs and illustrations throughout. Built in 1734, the Ashley House served as the home of Deerfield's 18th-century minister with furnishings of the Connecticut River elite and English ceramics. It is an example of Deerfield's first 18th-century building boom. In the 1730s, successful Deerfield farmers enlarged old dwellings and built new ones often with stylish doorways in a ... View more info

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Errand into the Wilderness

By: Miller, Perry

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harvard: 1976

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2274377

ISBN: 0674261550

Condition: Very Good


Fifth printing. Ink name on half-title page, light general wear. 1976 Trade Paperback. x, 244 pp. The title of this book by Perry Miller, who is world-famous as an interpreter of the American past, comes close to posing the question it has been Mr. Miller's lifelong purpose to answer: What was the underlying aim of the first colonists in coming to America? In what light did they see themselves? As men and women undertaking a mission that was its own cause and justification? Or did they consider themselves errand boys for a higher power which might, as is frequently the habit of authority, chan... View more info

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The Youth of Washington, Told in the Form of an Autobiography

By: Mitchell, S. [Silas] Weir

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202490

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name, date, & stamp on front endpaper, spine toned. 1904 Hard Cover. 290 pp. 8vo. Original yellow cloth, gilt border on front cover, navy blue titles, two gilt compartments on spine, gilt top page ridge. A historical novel about Washington's youth, told in the form of an autobiography. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Silas Weir Mitchell (January 15, 1829–January 4, 1914) was an American physician and writer. He was son of a physician, John Kearsley Mitchell (1798–1858), and was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania in that city, and received ... View more info

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The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America

By: Morgan, Edmund S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273276

ISBN: 0393059200

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 315, [9] pp. 8vo. Even in his 80s, Morgan continues to be one of the wisest and most eloquent interpreters of early American history. Because we have come to expect Morgan to provide deeply insightful and original readings of the American past, this new book at first disappoints, for it consists of review essays that first appeared in the New York Review of Books. On the other hand, the 24 essays represent a Morgan miscellany and function, he notes, as a kind of intellectual autobiograph... View more info

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American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia

By: Morgan, Edmund S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1975

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2293924

ISBN: 0393091562

Condition: Good


7th printing. A couple creases on back cover, ink name and address inside. 1975 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 454 pp. This work, through an analysis of colonial Virginia, examines a major American paradox, namely the marriage of slavery and freedom. In this study of the tragic contradiction at the heart of America, Edward Morgan looks for answers in the people and politics of Virginia - a state that was both the birthplace of the revolution and the largest slaveholding state in the country. View more info

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The Intellectual Life of Colonial New England

By: Morison, Samuel Eliot

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cornell: 1961

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2112975

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Tiny crease to spine. 1961 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 288 pp. The substance of this book was delivered as lectures at the Washington Square center of New York University in November and December 1934, and published in the 1935 as The Puritan Pronaos. View more info

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Harvard College in the Seventeenth Century, Parts I & II (The Tercentennial History of Harvard College and University, 1636-1936)

By: Morison, Samuel Eliot

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2163513

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Tiny spot on top page ridge of second volume, otherwise an exceptional set. 1936 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 360; ix, [361]-707 pp. 8vo. Maps on endpapers, plates throughout. A study of the earliest years of Harvard, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. View more info

Image for The New-England's Memorial: or, A Brief Relation of the Most Memorable and Remarkable Passages of the Providence of God, Manifested to the Planters of New-England, in America: with Special Reference to the First Colony Thereof, Called New Plymouth. As also a nomination of divers of the most eminent instruments deceased, both of Church and Commonwealth, improved in the first beginning, and after progress of sundry of the respective jurisdictions in those parts: In reference unto sundry exemplary passages of their lives, and the time of their death. Published for the use and benefit of present and future generations.

The New-England's Memorial: or, A Brief Relation of the Most Memorable and Remarkable Passages of the Providence of God, Manifested to the Planters of New-England, in America: with Special Reference to the First Colony Thereof, Called New Plymouth. As also a nomination of divers of the most eminent instruments deceased, both of Church and Commonwealth, improved in the first beginning, and after progress of sundry of the respective jurisdictions in those parts: In reference unto sundry exemplary passages of their lives, and the time of their death. Published for the use and benefit of present and future generations.

By: Morton, Nathaniel; [Cotton, Josiah]

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Allen Danforth: 1826

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 1957052

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition. Boards rubbed, lightly foxed throughout, Goodspeed catalog number in pencil on front endpaper. 1826 Full-Leather. xii, 204 pp. 12mo. Full leather, red leather spine label, gilt titles & rules. Dedicated to Thomas Prince, governor of New Plymouth. A reissue of what is generally accepted as the first historical work printed in English America, originally released in 1669 by Nathaniel Morton, secretary to the court for the jurisdiction of New Plymouth, and William Bradford's nephew. The work was most likely an abridgment of Bradford's manuscript, which was not published until its ... View more info

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Literature & Theology in Colonial New England

By: Murdock, Kenneth B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper: 1963

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2260615

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1963 Trade Paperback. A scholarly overview of the flourishing arts and letters of the Puritans, and how their work may be viewed in comparison with other 17th century literary trends. View more info

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Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800

By: Norton, Mary Beth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2283527

ISBN: 0316612529

Condition: Very Good


Page ridges faintly foxed. 1980 Trade Paperback. xvi, 384 pp. From the Blurb: Liberty's Daughters, the first book to explore the impact of the American Revolution on women, dramatically refutes the widely held belief that colonial women enjoyed a golden age of equality with men before drifting off into Victorian helplessness. Citing the letters, diaries, poems, and other writings of eighteenth-century Americans, prize-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reveals that colonial men and women actually disparaged feminine duties. In the latter part of the book Norton concludes that the Revolution ha... View more info

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The Fur Trade in Colonial New York, 1686-1776

By: Norton, Thomas Elliot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The University of Wisconsin Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294361

ISBN: 0299064204

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor tears to jacket edges. Ink name on title page, pencil notes on rear paste-down endpaper. 1974 Hard Cover. x, 243 pp. Reappraises key commercial and regulatory aspects of Dutch and British fur trading and the economic, political, and social relationships established among New York citizens, French Canadians, the British, and the Iroquois. View more info

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Political Writings (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Paine, Thomas; Conway, Moncure Daniel

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1978

Seller ID: 2286235

Condition: Near Fine


1978 Full-Leather. 627, [3] pp. 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and rules, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Edited by Moncure Daniel Conway, illustrations by Robert Borja. A collection of political writings by Thomas Paine, the political philosopher activist best known for Common Sense and Rights of Man. Includes: Common Sense (Introduction, Common Sense, Epistle to Quakers); The American Crisis; Rights of Man (Preface to the English Edition, Paine's Preface to the French Edition; Rights of Man). View more info

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France and England in North America, Volume II [2]: Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV; A Half-Century of Conflict; Montcalm and Wolfe (The Library of America 12)

By: Parkman, Francis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2203993

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1620 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. The second half of Parkman's respected work on colonial North America, combining parts five through seven of the original seven-volume set into one volume. Includes: Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV; A Half-Century of Conflict; Montcalm and Wolfe. Chronology, notes, and index following text. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to... View more info

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The Discovery of the Great West (France and England in North America. A Series of Historical Narratives. Part Third. [Volume 3])

By: Parkman, Francis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1870

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2293122

Condition: Good


Second edition. Former library copy with just a couple stamps. Rebacked with reinforcement of corners and new end sheets. 1870 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, [3], 425, [5] pp. 8vo. Map entitled 'La Salle's Colony on the Illinois, from the map of Franquelin, 1684' precedes text. Part of Parkman's excellent multi-volume history France and England in North America. Explorers like Samuel de Champlain map the wilderness and wage savage forest warfare against the Iroquois; resolute Jesuits attempt to convert the Indians and suffer captivity, torture, and martyrdom in ... View more info

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The Colonial Mind: 1620-1800 (Main Currents in American Thought Volume One [1])

By: Parrington, Vernon L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harcourt: 1954

Seller ID: 2274322

ISBN: 0156551349

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers faded. 1954 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Explores the colonial background to American thought and how it has transformed since gaining independence. View more info

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A Puritan Outpost: A History of the Town and People of Northfield, Massachusetts

By: Parsons, Herbert Collins

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2005145

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition, released the same year as a limited edition. Inscribed & signed by author ('To Dorothy and Raymond Reed, With the affectionate regards, of Herbert Collins Parsons. June 1, 1937') on front endpaper. Very good in worn jacket. Jacket rubbed and toned, split along spine with several chips, front flap corners trimmed, bookplate on front flap. Two tiny spots on front board. Fair. xiii, 546 pp. 8vo. Extensive index follows text, plates throughout text, including fold-out map of Northfield. A history of the northwestern-most seventeenth century Puritan town, which English settlers... View more info

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Arms and Armor in Colonial America, 1526-1783

By: Peterson, Harold L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1956

Seller ID: 2289204

Condition: Good


Jacket spine heavily rubbed obscuring title, jacket rubbed. Light smudges on spine and front board, ink name and address on front endpaper. 1956 Large Softcover. 350 pp. The author chronicles in 345 pages in both words and illustrations/photos the effect of weapons on the thoughts and actions of men who cleared away the wilderness and brought the United States into being. The author, a nationally known lecturer and collector, delves into 200 years of firearms, ammunition, equipment and edged weapons fully explaining these artifacts of war and the men who used them. A must have book not only fo... View more info

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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2275602

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 2007 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 463 pp. How did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims, the story of Plymouth Colony was a fifty-five year epic that began in peril and ended in war. New England erupted into a bloody conflict that nearly wiped out the Engl... View more info

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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2281595

ISBN: 0143111973

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Light edge wear. 2007 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. How did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims, the story of Plymouth Colony was a fifty-five year epic that began in peril and ended in war. New England erupted into a bloody conflict that nearly wiped out the English... View more info

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Adventurers to a New World

By: Porter, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: U.S. Department of the Interior:

Seller ID: 2069274

Condition: Very Good


56 pp. Describes the settlers of the Roanoke colony. View more info

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The Mother of Washington, and Her Times

By: Pryor, Mrs. Roger A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers: 1907

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2196061

Condition: Good


Spine cocked, spine toned, stain to top page fore-edge, ink name on front endpaper, pages toned. 1907 Hard Cover. xvii, 367 pp. A biography of Mary Ball Washington, the mother of George Washington, containing black and white illustrations.Keywords: GEORGE WASHINGTON MARY BALL WASHINGTON AMERICAN HISTORY BIOGRAPHY VIRGINIA REVOLUTIONARY WAR COLONIAL AMERICA View more info

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A Puritan Colony in Maryland (Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, Fourth Series, VI)

By: Randall, Daniel R.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: N. Murray, Publication Agent, Johns Hopkins University: 1886

Seller ID: 2132181

Condition: Fair


Front wrapper loose with significant chipping along edges, rear wrapper missing. 1886 Trade Paperback. 47 pp. Wrappers. An account of the early history and government of colonial Maryland. View more info

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The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson: Compiled from Family Letters and Reminiscences by His Great-Granddaughter

By: Randolph, Sarah N.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation: 1947

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2289004

Condition: Very Good


Third edition. Small tear on front jacket panel, a few faint spots on jacket spine, jacket edges very lightly rubbed. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1947 Hard Cover. xiii, 384 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, black titles, Monticello in black & gold on front board. The third edition of the work originally released in 1871, with a second edition in 1872. Following the original text is an addenda with memorials to various descendants of Jefferson, with black & white photographic portraits, photos of Edgehill, a bust of Thomas Jefferson, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., and three pho... View more info

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Memoirs, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, in Four Volumes

By: Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (Editor); [Jefferson, Thomas]

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Gray and Bowen / G. & C. & H. Carvill: 1830

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2289619

Condition: Fair


Second edition. Declaration fold-out included. This set withdrawn from Brewer Free Public Library, usual library marks. Spines faded, boards rubbed with some loss from spines, including portions of spine labels, volume four cloth splitting along joints, foxed throughout, related modern newspaper articles laid in. A good candidate for rebinding. 1830 Hard Cover. viii, 464; 500; 519, [1]; 532 pp. 8vo. Volume on features a fold-out facsimile manuscript pages of the Declaration of Independence, and a frontispiece portrait of Jefferson. Red cloth spines over paper covered boards. A comprehensive co... View more info

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Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers (Everyman's Library)

By: Rhys, Ernest; Masefield, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd./E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1910

Seller ID: 2267145

Condition: Very Good


Stain to page base, minor tear to spine-head, no publisher date (Introduction dated 1910). xvii, 364 pp. A history of the Pilgrim fathers. CONTENTS: Introduction; New England's Memorial; Supplement to New England's Memorial; Cushman's Discourse; New England's Trials; Winslow's Relation; Winslow's Brief Narration. View more info