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Pictorial History of Christ Church, Boston: The Old North Church of Paul Revere Fame

By: N/A

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Acme Printing Company:

Seller ID: 2008359

Condition: Near Fine


[32 pp.] Stapled binding, photographic printed wrappers. Black & white photographs throughout. A brief historical sketch of the church made famous by Paul Revere's midnight ride View more info

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A Guide at a Glance of Historic Boston

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rawding Distributing Co.: 1964

Seller ID: 2267176

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly toned. 1964 Stapled Binding. 48 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. Topics include: The State House and Historic Boston Common; Park Street Church; Old Granary Burial Ground; King's Chapel and Burial Ground; The Old South Meeting House; The Old State House; Faneuil Hall; Paul Revere House; Christ Church; Copp's Hill Burial Ground; U.S. Frigate Constitution; Bunker Hill Monument; and more. View more info

Image for The Cambridge of 1776: Wherein is [Set] Forth an Account of the Town, and of the Events it Witnessed: With Which Is Incorporated the Diary of Dorothy Dudley, Now First Published; Together with an Historicall Sketch; Severall Appropriate Poems; Numerous Anecdotes, Patriotick, Weighty, Indifferent, and Diverting; Many References to the Renowned University; and Descriptions of the People of the Olden Time. All of Which is Adapted to the Furtherance of Good Manners, Virtue, Piety, Intelligence, Love of Country, and Admiration of Cambridge.

The Cambridge of 1776: Wherein is [Set] Forth an Account of the Town, and of the Events it Witnessed: With Which Is Incorporated the Diary of Dorothy Dudley, Now First Published; Together with an Historicall Sketch; Severall Appropriate Poems; Numerous Anecdotes, Patriotick, Weighty, Indifferent, and Diverting; Many References to the Renowned University; and Descriptions of the People of the Olden Time. All of Which is Adapted to the Furtherance of Good Manners, Virtue, Piety, Intelligence, Love of Country, and Admiration of Cambridge.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ladies Centennial Committee: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276027

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light stain along bottom page edges, minor loss to spine head, pencil name and address on second blank. 1876 Hard Cover. v, 123 pp. CONTENTS: Sonnet--Dorothy Dudley, by William D. Howells; Sketch of the History of Cambridge from Its Settlement in 1631 to 1776, by David Greene Haskins, Jr.; The Influence of Cambridge in the Formation of the Nation, by Andrew P. Peabody; Extracts from the Diary of Dorothy Dudley, from April 18th, 1775, to July 19th, 1776; The Guests at Head-Quarters, by H.E. Scudder; The Batchelder House, and its Owners, by Mrs. Isabella James; English Letter Desc... View more info

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The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2012

Seller ID: 2292350

ISBN: 1435139305

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2012 Hard Cover. xi, 826 pp. This collection of classic works traces the founding of America, from the birth of our nation in the late 1760s to the creation of a more perfect union in the early 1800s. It celebrates the pursuit of life, liberty, and the freedoms that define America through the notable documents as well as significant writings and speeches by our Founding Fathers. View more info

Image for Early History of Western Pennsylvania, and of the West, and of Western Expeditions and Campaigns, from MDCCLIV to MDCCCXXXIII [1754-1833]. with an Appendix, Containing, Besides Copious Extracts from Important Indian Treaties, Minutes of Conferences, Journals, Etc., a Topographical Description of the Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Somerset, Greene, Fayette, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Etc.

Early History of Western Pennsylvania, and of the West, and of Western Expeditions and Campaigns, from MDCCLIV to MDCCCXXXIII [1754-1833]. with an Appendix, Containing, Besides Copious Extracts from Important Indian Treaties, Minutes of Conferences, Journals, Etc., a Topographical Description of the Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Somerset, Greene, Fayette, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Etc.

By: A Gentleman of the Bar [Rupp, Israel Daniel]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Daniel W. Kauffman: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289769

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebacked with new end sheets. Boards a bit rubbed, minor mending tissue repair to binding edge of first fold-out. 1846 Full-Leather. vi, [17]-406, vi, [2] pp. 8vo. Includes two fold-outs: Sketch of Col. Bouquet's Engagement; Plan of Fort Du Quesne. Howes R-505: This historical treasure-house includes the journals of Bouquet, Croghan, Post, etc. Sabin 74155: The appendix contains George Croghan’s Journal, Post’s Journals, Bouquet’s Journal, Harmer’s Expedition, St. Clair’s Expedition, Washington’s Journal, etc. View more info

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Daniel Boone: The Pioneer of Kentucky. (American Pioneers and Patriots.)

By: Abbott, John S.C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dodd & Mead: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286111

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain to top edge, ink name stamp on front endpaper. 1872 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [9]-331, [3] pp. 8vo. Dark orange cloth, gilt and black titles and decorations. Engraved frontispiece of a Native American fighting a bear, engraved portrait of Boone on title page, A biography of the frontiersman who has become part of American folklore for his exploration and settlement of Kentucky, and his military service during the American Revolution. View more info

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From Frontier to Plantation in Tennessee: A Study in Frontier Democracy (Southern Historical Publications No. 12)

By: Abernethy, Thomas Perkins

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Alabama Press: 1967

Seller ID: 1794227

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Near fine in very good jacket. Jacket spine faded, jacket price clipped. 1967 Hard Cover. xi, 392 pp. 8vo. Includes new preface by the author. Originally published in 1932. A political and sociological study of the early United States. Includes commentary on Andrew Jackson as a land speculator, Andrew Johnson as a politician, slavery, land legislation, and other important topics. Also includes several reproductions of maps from the time period, and charts detailing important data from 1772-1861. View more info

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Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams, During the Revolution, with a Memoir of Mrs. Adams

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press: 1875

Seller ID: 2278326

Condition: Near Fine


Bookplate of William Whitman on front endpaper, with a couple ink notations that appear to reference his personal library's organizational system. 1875 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxii, 424 pp. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece of Abigail Adams. Transcriptions of 284 letters between future President John Adams and his wife Abigail, written during the American Revolution, with a brief biographical sketch of Abigail. Index follows text. View more info

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The March of Democracy: The Rise of the Union (Volume I)

By: Adams, James Truslow

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266170

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Volume 1 only of 2 volume set. No jacket, bookplate on front endpaper. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 428 pp. Volume 1 only of 2 volume set. CONTENTS: Discovery and Settlement; The Colonial System Takes Form; The Duel with France; American Life in 1763; The Insoluble Problems of the New Empire; The Revolution; The Federal Union Formed; The New Nation Gets Under Way; Jeffersonian Democracy; The Presidency of Jefferson; The War of 1812; The Era of Good Feeling; The Jacksonian Period; The Nation in Mid-Century; A Decade of Expansion, 1840-1850; ... View more info

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Revolutionary New England, 1691-1776

By: Adams, James Truslow

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press: 1923

Seller ID: 2276028

Condition: Good


No jacket, cup mark and light stain on front board, light stain to rear board and page edges, pencil name and date on front endpaper, minor pencil marginalia throughout. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 469 pp. A history of New England from 1691-1776. In the present volume the story is carried from 1691, the approximate date of the close of the narrative in the preceding, to the Declaration of Independence and the ending of the colonial status of the New England settlements. View more info

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The Diary of John Quincy Adams, 1794-1845: American Political, Social and Intellectual Life from Washington to Polk

By: Adams, John Quincy; Nevins, Allan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.: 1929

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2292105

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Hinges loosening, spine toned, light stain to top edge, edges lightly foxed. 1929 Hard Cover. xviii, [2], 585, [1] pp. 8vo. The personal diary of the sixth President of the United States, whose family served in government for four consecutive generations. Footnotes throughout, bibliography & index follow text. View more info

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A History of the American Revolution

By: Alden, John R.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Da Capo Paperback: 1969

Seller ID: 2206185

Condition: Very Good


Spine toned, ink name to front flyleaf, minor pencil marginalia. 1969 Trade Paperback. vii, 541, [xvi] pp. The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America's preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship of the Founding Fathers but, instead, permeated by sympathy for all those involved in the conflict. Alden has taken advantage of recent scholarship that has altered opinions about George III and Lord North. But most of all this is a balanced history—political, military, social, const... View more info

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George Washington: A Biography (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Alden, John R.; Palmieri, Patricia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1993

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274892

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplates laid in. 1993 Full-Leather. xvi, [2], 780 pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece of Washington, new foreword by Patricia Palmieri. Describes Washington's ancestry, boyhood in Virginia, career as a surveyor, experiences as a soldier in the French and Indian War, and involvement in the Revolution and the formation of a new American government. View more info

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Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers

By: Allen, Brooke

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee: 2006

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287354

ISBN: 1435121228

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Jacket faintly rubbed. 2006 Hard Cover. Refuting modern claims about America's religious origins, an analysis of the role of Enlightenment ideals in the founding of the nation cites the specific contributions of John Locke and includes chapters on how six key founding fathers carefully eschewed faith-based initiatives. View more info

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Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers

By: Allen, Brooke

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee: 2007

Seller ID: 2291896

ISBN: 1566637511

Condition: Good


Edge wear. 2007 Trade Paperback. In her lively refutation of modern claims about America's religious origins, Brooke Allen looks back at the late eighteenth century and shows decisively that the United States was founded not on Christian principles at all but on Enlightenment ideas. Enlivened by generous portions of the founders' own incomparable prose, Moral Minority makes an impassioned and scintillating contribution to the ongoing debate-more heated now than ever before-over the separation of church and state and the role (or lack thereof) of religion in government. View more info

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Bedford Village

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289104

Condition: Very Good


First edition. One inch tear along bottom edge hinge of front jacket panel and front flap, jacket edges lightly rubbed. Front board lightly soiled, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1944 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. From dust jacket flap: On the only road leading west over the mountains at Bedford there is a tavern, Pendergasses'. Here centers the local life of the frontier, and here we find Salathiel Albine again, who was captured as a child by the Shawnees, but escaped to Fort Pitt..... View more info

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Five Generations: Life and Letters of an American Family, 1750-1900

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289651

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed with a few tears to spine head and foot, jacket price clipped. 1930 Hard Cover. ix, [3], 425, [3] pp. 8vo. Includes 23 plates. A collection of letters and diary entries spanning 150 years of American history and recounting the histories of numerous families and individuals. View more info

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The Battles in the Jerseys and the Significance of Each

By: Armstrong, William C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution: 1916

Seller ID: 2267721

Condition: Very Good


Faint stain to rear board. 1916 Small Hard Cover. 26 pp. Excerpt from The Battles in the Jerseys and the Significance of Each: And what is more, the influences started in 1776 are still at work; they have brought blessings on the human race in the past, they will bring even greater blessings in the future. The war opened with splendid outbursts at Lexington and Bunker Hill; but both sides entrenched at Boston and the result was a long deadlock ending in a compromise, the British being allowed to sail away to Halifax unmolested provided they left the city of Boston unharmed. It is the way of th... View more info

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Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence

By: Bailyn, Bernard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Seller ID: 2200190

Condition: Good


Minor pencil marginalia, multiple pages dog-eared.Very Good. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 296 pp. Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Bernard Bailyn brings us a book that combines portraits of American revolutionaries with a deft exploration of the ideas that moved them and still shape our society today. View more info

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The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (Enlarged Edition)

By: Bailyn, Bernard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2208547

ISBN: 0674443020

Condition: Very Good


Enlarged edition. Faint spot to bottom page ridge, minimal highlighting. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 396 pp. A Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the political and philosophical foundations of the American Revolution. To the original text of what has become a classic of American historical literature, Bernard Bailyn adds a substantial essay, Fulfillment, as a Postscript. Here he discusses the intense, nation-wide debate on the ratification of the Constitution, stressing the continuities between that struggle over the foundations of the national governm... View more info

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The Boyd-Parker Story: Groveland Ambuscade, September 1779 - An Incident of the Sullivan Expedition, September - 1779

By: Bartlett, Charles E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Castile Historical Society / Maxon Print: 1956

Seller ID: 2279575

Condition: Near Fine


Faint mark on front wrapper. 1956 Stapled Binding. 12 pp. Fold-out map of Groveland Ambuscade follows text. A brief account of the ambush of Boyd and Parker during the Sullivan Expedition of 1779, in which they were overrun by Loyalists and Seneca Indians. A monument marks the site of the attack, and Boyd and his men are now buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York. View more info

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The British Invasion from the North. The Campaigns of Generals Carleton and Burgoyne from Canada, 1776-1777, with the Journal of Lieut. William Digby, of the 53D, or Shropshire Regiment of Foot. Illustrated with Historical Notes

By: Baxter, James Phinney

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Joel Munsell's Sons: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1978453

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards and frontispiece lightly foxed, spine toned, spine label rubbed. 1887 Hard Cover. viii, 412 pp. 4to. Original beige cloth, paper spine label, deckle edge. Includes portraits of John Burgoyne and Horatio Gates, and images of the grave of Adams and Culbertson, and the burial of General Fraser. An account of the British invasion from Canada into the colonies during the American Revolution, focusing on the campaigns of General Guy Carleton and General John Burgoyne. Also includes the journal of Lieutenant William Digby, an officer under Carleton's command, which provides inva... View more info

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Genesee Valley Events: 1668-1986

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1986

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2286756

ISBN: 0960813233

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine slightly faded, owner bookplate inside front wrapper. 1986 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 198 pp. An accomplished historian and storyteller, Irene Beale has gathered a rich double handful of Valley events that recall people happenings and lore through some three hundred years of Valley living. View more info

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Genesee Valley People 1743-1962

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1983

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2286759

ISBN: 0960813217

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine slightly faded, ink gift note on copyright page. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 224 pp. These accounts of the lives of moer than fifty persons present authentic Genesee Valley history at its most readable. An introduction to the social history of the Valley, it is even more a parade across the years of memorable personalities. -from the rear board View more info

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Genesee Valley Women: 1743-1985

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1984

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2286760

ISBN: 0960813225

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription on title page. Owner bookplate inside front wrapper. 1984 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 220 pp. Includes accounts of Mary Jemison, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, the Fox Sisters, and many others. Most of the more than forty women whose stories appear here have made no more than footnotes in traditional history books, but nearly all lived lives of quiet greatness. Some through their courageous tenacity were enablers and, while not themselves having power, empowered others. Some struggled for self-realization and overcame bar... View more info

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Genesee Valley People 1743-1962

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1983

Seller ID: 2287967

ISBN: 0960813217

Condition: Near Fine


A few faint smudges to wrappers. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 224 pp. These accounts of the lives of moer than fifty persons present authentic Genesee Valley history at its most readable. An introduction to the social history of the Valley, it is even more a parade across the years of memorable personalities. --From the rear wrapper. View more info

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Genesee Valley Women: 1743-1985

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1984

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2291954

ISBN: 0960813225

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers faintly rubbed. 1984 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 220 pp. Includes accounts of Mary Jemison, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, the Fox Sisters, and many others. Most of the more than forty women whose stories appear here have made no more than footnotes in traditional history books, but nearly all lived lives of quiet greatness. Some through their courageous tenacity were enablers and, while not themselves having power, empowered others. Some struggled for self-realization and overcame barriers independently. In a sense, nearly all were pioneers. View more info

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Attack on Quebec: The American Invasion of Canada, 1775-1776

By: Bird, Harrison

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294643

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of rear jacket panel very faintly foxed. 1968 Hard Cover. 255 pp. Endpapers illustrated with a map of British Canada after the Quebec Act, 1774, showing invasion routes taken by Brig. Gen. Montgomery and Col. Arnold, Sept.-Nov. 1775. For this dramatic re-creation of an American Revolutionary campaign, Harrison Bird has assembled his cast with a practiced hand. It includes Arnold's colorful captains, one of whom was the redoubtable Daniel Morgan from Virginia; Aaron Bur; the exquisite Lieutenant John Andre; George Washington; General Philip Schuyler; and Joseph Brant, th... View more info

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The American Revolution, Including Also the Beauties of American History.

By: Blake, J.L.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Derby & Jackson: 1856

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2292194

Condition: Very Good


First thus (Sabin 5783). Edges rubbed with minimal loss from corners, 1 inch internal closed tear to spine cloth, tide mark to bottom margin of first and last few pages. 1856 Hard Cover. 252, viii, 9-252 pp. 8vo. Two books in one volume. Engraved frontispieces for both works, engraved title page and cuts for 'Beauties'. Only 9 copies of 1856 printing - which was the first to include Beauties of American History - in OCLC. Includes biographical sketches of Daniel Boone, Samuel Adams, Abigail Adams, General Robert E. Lee, Martha Washington, and the Marquis de Lafayette, as well as accounts of fa... View more info

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Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution

By: Bobrick, Benson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2260791

ISBN: 0684810603

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 553 pp. George Washington at Valley Forge, Benedict Arnold's treason at West Point, Corwallis's defeat at Yorktown--these are the characters and events most Americans remember from their high-school history lessons about the Revolutionary War. Yet the war itself is so removed from us in time, its villains and heroes so remote, that it fails to grasp the place in popular imagination occupied by the Civil War, the two World Wars, or even Vietnam. Benson Bobrick's fresh account of the Revolutionary W... View more info