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Words of John Robinson (Old South Leaflets, No 142)

By: Robinson, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Directors of the Old South Work:

Seller ID: 2266829

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date. 20 pp. Robinson's farewell address to the Pilgrims upon their departure from Holland, 1620. John Robinson (1576–1625) was the pastor of the Pilgrim Fathers before they left on the Mayflower. He became one of the early leaders of the English Separatists and is regarded (along with Robert Browne) as one of the founders of the Congregational Church. View more info

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A Narrative of the Captivity and Removes of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

By: Rowlandson, Mary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ye Galleon Press: 2000

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292295

ISBN: 0877707294

Condition: Fine


2000 reissue of 1682 original. No jacket. Fine. 122 pp. Mary (White) Rowlandson was a colonial American woman who was captured during an attack by Native Americans during King Philip's War and held ransom for 11 weeks and 5 days. View more info

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Quaboag Plantation alias Brookefield: A Seventeenth Century Massachusetts Town

By: Roy, Louis E.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Published by the Author / Printed by The Heffernan Press, Inc.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005162

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flap corners trimmed (list price still present). 1965 Hard Cover. [xii], 308 pp. 8vo. Bibliographic notes and index follow text. A colonial American history, detailing the 'transition of a wilderness settlement into a prosperous English township... This tale of adventure, bravery and day-to-day hardship intermixed with political intrigue and commercial exploitation ends with the total destruction of the village by the once friendly neighboring tribes.' Compiled from research of court records, personal and public correspondence, town histories, and genealogies. View more info

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Adams: An American Dynasty & Jefferson: A Revealing Biography

By: Russell, Francis; Smith, Page

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., New York / McGraw-Hill: 1976

Seller ID: 1978936

Condition: Fine


Includes slipcase. An exceptional set. 1976 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes, issued in publisher's slipcase. 374, [10]; 310, [10] pp. Bibliography and index follow text of each volume. Biographies of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, written by two presidential historians. Issued to commemorate the nation's bicentennial. View more info

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Adams: An American Dynasty & Jefferson: A Revealing Biography

By: Russell, Francis; Smith, Page

Price: $12.00

Publisher: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., New York / McGraw-Hill: 1976

Seller ID: 2121532

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Minimal wear to top edge of slipcase opening, slipcase base scuffed. 1976 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes, issued in publisher's slipcase. 374, [10]; 310, [10] pp. Bibliography and index follow text of each volume. Biographies of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, written by two presidential historians. Issued to commemorate the nation's bicentennial. View more info

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Adams: An American Dynasty & Jefferson: A Revealing Biography

By: Russell, Francis; Smith, Page

Price: $12.00

Publisher: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc. / McGraw-Hill: 1976

Seller ID: 2295687

Condition: Very Good


Slipcase included, faint edge wear. 1976 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes, issued in publisher's slipcase. 374, [10]; 310, [10] pp. Bibliography and index follow text of each volume. Biographies of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, written by two presidential historians. Issued to commemorate the nation's bicentennial. View more info

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Further Queries upon the Present State of the New-English Affairs. (Sabin's Reprints, Quarto Series. No. VIII. [8])

By: S.E.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Reprinted for Joseph Sabin: 1865

Seller ID: 2008070

Condition: Good


Limited edition, #188 (?) of 250 copies, hand-numbered by Sabin on colophon. Former library copy, usual marks, minor ink marginalia, Goodspeed catalog number in pencil on front endpaper. 1865 Half-Leather. 18 pp. 4to. Green leather spine & corners, gilt titles, marbled boards, laid paper. Rubricated title page. Numerous blanks follow text. 1865 reissue of 1689 original. Sabin 21611: Only 250 copies reprinted, of which 50 are on large paper. View more info

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King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict

By: Schultz, Eric B.; Tougias, Michael J.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Countryman Press: 2000

Seller ID: 2153522

ISBN: 0881504831

Condition: Very Good


Very light edge wear. 2000 Trade Paperback. xv, 416 pp. King Philip's War--one of America's first and costliest wars--began in 1675 as an Indian raid on several farms in Plymouth Colony, but quickly escalated into a full-scale war engulfing all of southern New England. At once an in-depth history of this pivotal war and a guide to the historical sites where the ambushes, raids, and battles took place, King Philip's War expands our understanding of American history and provides insight into the nature of colonial and ethnic wars in general. Through a careful reconstruction of events, first-pers... View more info

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The French and Indian War 1754-1763: The Imperial Struggle for North America

By: Schwartz, Seymour I.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2275753

ISBN: 0133242374

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front flyleaf ('To Stuart Bolger who also loves history, with personal regards, Seymour I. Schwartz' -- Bolger was the director of Genesee Country Museum). Page ridges faintly foxed. 1994 Hard Cover. A complete history of the struggle that set the stage for the American Revolution. View more info

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The French and Indian War 1754-1763: The Imperial Struggle for North America

By: Schwartz, Seymour I.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 1994

Edition: Reissue

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2292508

ISBN: 0785811656

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper. Related articles laid in. 1994 Hard Cover. ix, [3], 177, [3] pp. A complete history of the struggle that set the stage for the American Revolution. View more info

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The Diary of Samuel Sewall, 1674-1729: Newly Edited from the Manuscript at the Massachusetts Historical Society (Volume I)

By: Sewall, Samuel; Thomas, M. Halsey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261501

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Volume I of II. No jacket, a few faint spots on boards, light smudges on page ridges, book plate on front paste-down endpaper. 1973 Hard Cover. xxxvii, 612 pp. Volume I of II. Puritan judge Samuel Sewall witnessed or participated in many of the most important imperial episodes of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Massachusetts. These episodes punctuated his diary, which he kept daily for 55 years to record the issues that concerned him most - family, church, and town. View more info

The Private Schools of Colonial Boston

By: Seybolt, Robert Francis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296699

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear. 1935 Hard Cover. x, 106 pp. In this book Professor Seybolt provides a supplement to his volume on the public schools of colonial Boston. The records of the private schools tell a story which is quite different from that of public schools. Unhampered by the control of the town meeting and little influenced by traditional modes of procedure, these institutions were free to grow with the town. This they did as conditions suggested. The result was a remarkably comprehensive program of instruction, which appears to have met every contemporary educational need. View more info

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Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier (The Penguin Library of American Indian History)

By: Shannon, Timothy J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Viking: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260326

ISBN: 067001897X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2008 Hard Cover. 260 pp. Timothy J. Shannon tells the story of the most influential Native American confederacy of the colonial era. The Iroquois occupied a strategic region between Canada and New York and engaged in active trade and diplomacy with their colonial Dutch, French, and British neighbors. While they were famous as fierce warriors, it was actually their intercultural diplomacy that accounted for the span and endurance of their power in early America. By carefully maintaining their neutrality in the Anglo-French imperial wars in North America, they were able to claim a... View more info

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John Harvard and His Times

By: Shelley, Henry C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown, and Company: 1918

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2163527

Condition: Near Fine


1918 reprint. Ink stamp on front endpaper.Near Fine. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 331 pp. 8vo. A biography of the English minister whose bequest to the Massachusetts Bay Colony upon his death in 1638 led to the construction of the College that bears his name. View more info

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John Underhill: Captain of New England and New Netherland

By: Shelley, Henry C.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1932

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2265350

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #166 of 500 copies. Spine faded. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, [2], 473, [1] pp. 8vo. John Underhill (7 October 1597 – 21 July 1672) was an early English settler and soldier in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Province of New Hampshire, where he also served as governor; the New Haven Colony, New Netherland, and later the Province of New York, settling on Long Island. Hired to train militia in New England, he is most noted for leading colonial militia in the Pequot War (1636-1637) and Kieft's War which the colonists mounted against two d... View more info

Image for The Clear Sunshine of the Gospel Breaking Forth upon the Indians in New-England. or, An Historicall Narration of Gods Wonderfull Workings upon sundry of the Indians, both chief Governors and Common people, in bringing them to a willing and desired submission to the Ordinances of the Gospel; and framing their hearts to an earnest inquirie after the knowledge of God the Father, and of Jesus Christ the Saviour of the World. (Sabin's Reprints, Quarto Series. No. X.)

The Clear Sunshine of the Gospel Breaking Forth upon the Indians in New-England. or, An Historicall Narration of Gods Wonderfull Workings upon sundry of the Indians, both chief Governors and Common people, in bringing them to a willing and desired submission to the Ordinances of the Gospel; and framing their hearts to an earnest inquirie after the knowledge of God the Father, and of Jesus Christ the Saviour of the World. (Sabin's Reprints, Quarto Series. No. X.)

By: Shepard, Thomas; [Eliot, John]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York: Reprinted for Joseph Sabin / [Joel] Munsell: 1865

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2129772

Condition: Very Good


Limited large paper edition (11 5/8 x 9 3/8), one of 50 copies. Unnumbered. Boards lightly rubbed, binding slightly shaken, Goodspeed catalog number in pencil on front endpaper. 1865 Large Hardcover. [xviii], 56 pp. 4to. 1865 reissue of 1648 original. An account of early attempts by European settlers to 'civilize' Native Americans through conversion to the Christian faith. Includes transcription of a letter from John Eliot to Thomas Shepard entitled 'The Letter of Mr. Eliot to T.S. concerning the late word of God among the Indians.' Sabin 80206. View more info

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Nancy Shippen Her Journal Book

By: Shippen, Nancy; Armes, Ethel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286583

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket, one inch chip missing from spine head. 1935 Hard Cover. 348 pp. The international romance of a young lady of fashion of Colonial Philadelphia with letters to her and about her. View more info

Image for Sir William Alexander and American Colonization, including Three Royal Charters; a Tract on Colonization; a Patent of the County of Canada and of Long Island; and the Roll of the Knights Baronets of New Scotland with Annotations, and a Memoir [with] The Genealogy of the Families of Payne and Gore (Burt Franklin: Research and Source Works Series #131) (American Classics in History and Social Science #2)

Sir William Alexander and American Colonization, including Three Royal Charters; a Tract on Colonization; a Patent of the County of Canada and of Long Island; and the Roll of the Knights Baronets of New Scotland with Annotations, and a Memoir [with] The Genealogy of the Families of Payne and Gore (Burt Franklin: Research and Source Works Series #131) (American Classics in History and Social Science #2)

By: Slafter, Edmund F.; Whitmore, W.H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Burt Franklin: 1968

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265028

Condition: Near Fine


Spine a bit faded. 1968 Trade Paperback. vii, [3], 283, [1]; 30 pp. 1968 reissue of the 1873 Prince Society edition, which compiled a number of works first published in the 1620s. Includes an engraved portrait and a memoir of Sir William Alexander, a bibliography, six colonial works, a map of New Scotland, the constitution of the Prince Society and other related notes (including a list of their publications), and an index. Bound in following these is a genealogy of the Payne and Gore families. View more info

Image for A Description of New England; or, The Observations and Discoveries of Captain John Smith, (Admiral of That Country), in the North of America, in the Year of Our Lord 1614, with the Success of Six Ships that went the Next Year, 1615, and the Accidents That Befell Him among the French Men-of-War; with the Proof of the Present Benefit This Country Affords, Whither This Present Year, 1616, Eight Voluntary Ships Are Gone to Make Further Trial. (Colonial Tracts No 13)

A Description of New England; or, The Observations and Discoveries of Captain John Smith, (Admiral of That Country), in the North of America, in the Year of Our Lord 1614, with the Success of Six Ships that went the Next Year, 1615, and the Accidents That Befell Him among the French Men-of-War; with the Proof of the Present Benefit This Country Affords, Whither This Present Year, 1616, Eight Voluntary Ships Are Gone to Make Further Trial. (Colonial Tracts No 13)

By: Smith, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: George P. Humphrey / The Genesee Press: The Post Express Printing Company: 1898

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2008343

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned, edges lightly rubbed. 1898 Soft Cover. xii, 40 pp. Plain brown wrappers, blue paper label on front wrapper. 1898 reissue of 1616 original (Sabin 82819). This edition, unlike the original, does not include a map. This is the first book which bears on its title-page the name 'New England,' which had up to this time been called North Virginia. In 1614 Smith sailed along the New England coast from Penobscot to Cape Cod in search of whales and mines of gold. The voyage was in most respects a failure, but it gave him an opportunity to write this tract, the general object of which is ... View more info

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John Adams, in Two Volumes: 1735-1784; 1784-1826 (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Smith, Page

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1988

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274888

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. A few tiny scuffs to spine bands, otherwise an exceptional set. 1988 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author! 1170 pp. 8vo. The first biography to be written since Adams's papers and letters became available to scholars. John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American politician and the second President of the United States (1797–1801), after being the first Vice President (1789–1797) for two terms. He is regarded as one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States. View more info

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John Adams, in Two Volumes: Volume I: 1735-1784; Volume II, 1784-1826

By: Smith, Page

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Seller ID: 2280941

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's slipcase in good condition - ink note on top of slipcase, a few light stains to slipcase, tear to paper along slipcase top, slipcase edges rubbed. Edges of both jacket lightly rubbed wtih a couple minor tears. Minor ink mark on front panel of Volume I jacket. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Two hardcover volumes in publisher's slipcase. 1170 pp. The first biography to be written since Adams's papers and letters became available to scholars. John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American politician and the second President of the United... View more info

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The Puritan Way of Death: A Study in Religion, Culture and Social Change

By: Stannard, David E.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2206091

Condition: Good


Remainder marks, ink underlining throughout text, pages faintly toned. 1979 Trade Paperback. x, 256 pp. The Puritan Way of Death is more than a book about Puritans or about death. It is also about family, community, and identity in the modern world. Even before publication, eminent historians, sociologists, and religious scholars in the United States and Europea-among them, Gordon Wood, Philippe Ariès, William Clebsch, and Robert Nisbet-hailed it as a path-breaking, provocative, and exciting work, a terse, urbane, learned, clear, humane volume.Keywords: PURITANS RELIGION AMERICAN COLONIAL DE... View more info

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Stark's Antique Views of Ye Towne of Boston.

By: Stark, James H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: James H. Stark: 1901

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2289615

Condition: Good


Second edition, with new material added. Large folding tissue map on p. 263 repaired with mending tissue at several points, hinges loosening. 1901 Hard Cover. 378 pp. A collection of engravings, reproductions of documents, and maps depicting the history of Boston, including views of the Battle of Lexington, important landmarks, notable historical figures, contemporary advertisements, etc. View more info

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Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry into the Salem Witch Trials (Time Reading Program Special Edition)

By: Starkey, Marion L.; Huxley, Aldous

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time, Incorporated: 1963

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281350

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed and toned. 1963 Trade Paperback. xxxii, [4], 344, [2] pp. Introduction by Aldous Huxley.. This historical narrative of the Salem witch trials takes its dialogue from actual trial records but applies modern psychiatric knowledge to the witchcraft hysteria. Starkey's sense of drama also vividly recreates the atmosphere of pity and terror that fostered the evil and suffering of this human tragedy. View more info

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Maryland Under the Commonwealth: A Chronicle of the Years 1649-1658 (Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science Series XXIX, No. 1)

By: Steiner, Bernard C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1911

Seller ID: 2132177

Condition: Good


Minor loss from spine head & foot. 1911 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 178, xii pp. Wrappers. An account of the early history and government of colonial Maryland. View more info

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Beginnings of Maryland, 1631-1639 (Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science Series XXI, Nos. 8-9-10)

By: Steiner, Bernard C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1903

Seller ID: 2132179

Condition: Good


2 inch closed tear on front wrapper, a few chips from wrapper corners. 1903 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 112, xii pp. Wrappers. An account of the early history and government of colonial Maryland. View more info

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A Call from Death to Life, Being an Account of the Suffering of Marmaduke Stephenson, William Robinson, and Mary Dyer, in New England, in the Year 1659.

By: Stephenson, Marmaduke

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Privately Reprinted / Knowles, Anthony & Co., Printers: 1865

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2265020

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #78 of 100 copies, hand-numbered on copyright page with initial M in same hand immediately beneath. Rebound in half leather with paper covered boards, gilt titles, top edge gilt, new endpapers matching boards. Original wrappers bound in. Front endpaper repaired at binding, Rene Lalique bookplate bearing the name Emilie mounted on front paste-down endpaper, bibliographic statements clipped from two references tipped in on front flyleaf, two related articles laid in. Spine faded. 1865 Half-Leather. 47, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of John Endecott. Sabin 91318: Reprint... View more info

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George Washington, in Two Volumes: 1732-1777; 1778-1799

By: Stephenson, Nathaniel Wright; Dunn, Waldo Hilary

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1978940

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jackets. Includes slipcase. Jackets a bit rubbed, top edge of vol. 1 jacket slightly frayed with repair on reverse, minor wrinkle to vol. 2 jacket spine, jacket flap corners trimmed. Top slipcase edge rubbed with minor loss from one corner. 1940 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes, issued in publisher's slipcase. xiii, 473; vii, 596 pp. 8vo. Exhaustive notes and index follow text, illustrations and maps throughout. A definitive biography of the first President of the United States, researched and written over the period of twenty-five years by Nathaniel Wr... View more info

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Daniel Webster's Heritage

By: Stevens, Esther G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Capital Offset Co.: 1964

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2267172

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Spine faintly toned. 1964 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. About twenty miles inland from the coast of New Hampshire, in a small town called Kingston, there lived in the early Colonial days the family of Ebenezer Webster. The Websters were of Scotch-English descent, blue eyed, of very light complexion with heavy sandy colored hair... This booklet is a short history including the tiny home in Franklin, NH. View more info

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A History of the Minisink Region which Includes the Present Towns of Minisink, Deerpark, Mount Hope, Greenville and Wawayanda, in Orange County, New York, from Their Organization and First Settlement to the Present Time: also, including A General History of the First Settlement of the County.

By: Stickney, Charles E.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Coe Finch and I.F. Guiwits, Publishers.: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292859

Condition: Very Good


First edition (Howes S-995). Spine faded, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1867 Hard Cover. viii, [9]-209, [3] pp. 12mo. Purple cloth, gilt titles. Field 1501: This local history of a portion of Orange County, from Chapter v. to ix., pp. 59 to 114, is occupied with 'Incidents of the French and Indian War,' 'Indian Depredations,' 'Invasion by Brant's Indians and Tories,' and 'The Battle and Massacre of Minisink.' Other portions of the volume are largely devoted to the 'Adventures of Tom Quick, the scout, and of the Indian chief, Ben Shanks.' View more info