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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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Memorial of the Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1877

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oneida Historical Society: 1878

Seller ID: 2264266

Condition: Good


Edges rubbed, hinges starting, light stain, rear endpaper missing. 1878 Hard Cover. 199 pp. The Battle of Oriskany, fought on August 6, 1777, was one of the bloodiest battles in the North American theater of the American Revolutionary War and a significant engagement of the Saratoga campaign. An American party trying to relieve the siege of Fort Stanwix was ambushed by a party of Loyalists and allies of several Native American tribes, primarily Iroquois. This was one of ... 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; Th... View more info

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George Washington

By: Abbott, J. [John] S.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company: 1903

Seller ID: 2202470

Condition: Good


Front hinge weakened, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1903 Hard Cover. 360 pp. Original blue cloth, white borders, gilt titles. Frontispiece of Revolutionary War battle by Paul Hardy. A biography of President George Washington, from Abbott's Lives of the Presidents. 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 detail... View more info

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The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West

By: Achenbach, Joel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273411

ISBN: 0684848570

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor pencil underlining. 2004 Hard Cover. Chronicles retired general George Washington's adventurous 680-mile trek down the Potomac River, a journey during which he endeavored to prevent disunion, collected key frontier and real-estate data, tangled with squatters and the natural elements, and inspired engineering achievements. View more info

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The March of Democracy, in Two Volumes: The Rise of the Union; From Civil War to World Power

By: Adams, James Truslow

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200163

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. xvi, 428; xix, 438. 8vo. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red rules. This two volume set, covering from the colonial period through World War I, is the first edition of Adams's work, which he later expanded to include as many as seven volumes. 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; T... 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... View more info

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The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: with a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, in Two Volumes (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Adams, John; Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1992

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274912

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplates laid in. 1992 Full-Leather. Complete in two volumes. ix, [3], 542; [2], 576, [6] pp. 8vo. Original navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of the published works and some manuscript material written by the second President of the United States, John Adams. The writings include biographical information from his time as a private citizen, his role in government and the... 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 alte... 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 Ameri... View more info

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Adams and Jefferson: The Story of a Friendship

By: Allison, John Murray

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1966

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2265141

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 1966 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 349, [5] pp. 8vo. An account of the friendship of two of the United States's founding fathers, who became the second and third presidents. View more info

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2199564

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 521 pp. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the... View more info

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2200166

Condition: Near Fine


Book club paperback. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 511 pp. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia ... 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... 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 ra... View more info

Image for The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, in Two Volumes: Part One: Debates in the Press and in Private Correspondence, September 17, 1787 - January 12, 1788; Debates in the State Ratifying Conventions, Pennsylvania, November 20 - December 15, 1787, Connecticut, January 3-9, 1788, Massachusetts, January 9 - February 7, 1788; Part Two: Debates in the Press and in Private Correspondence, January 14 - August 9, 1788; Debates in the State Ratifying Conventions, South Carolina, May 12-24, 1788, Virginia, June 2-27, 1788, New York, June 17 - July 26, 1788, North Carolina, July 21 - August 4, 1788 (The Library of America Series Books 62 & 63)

The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, in Two Volumes: Part One: Debates in the Press and in Private Correspondence, September 17, 1787 - January 12, 1788; Debates in the State Ratifying Conventions, Pennsylvania, November 20 - December 15, 1787, Connecticut, January 3-9, 1788, Massachusetts, January 9 - February 7, 1788; Part Two: Debates in the Press and in Private Correspondence, January 14 - August 9, 1788; Debates in the State Ratifying Conventions, South Carolina, May 12-24, 1788, Virginia, June 2-27, 1788, New York, June 17 - July 26, 1788, North Carolina, July 21 - August 4, 1788 (The Library of America Series Books 62 & 63)

By: Bailyn, Bernard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2266476

ISBN: 1598534114

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. Here, on a scale unmatched by any previous collection, is the extraordinary energy and eloquence of our first national political campaign: During the secret proceedings of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the framers created a fundamentally new national plan to replace the Articles of Confederation and then submitted it to conventions in each state for ratification. Imm... 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 J... 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 imag... View more info

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Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787

By: Bowen, Catherine Drinker

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Book of the Month Club: 1986

Seller ID: 1913887

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, original jacket, and book club inserts. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. Places the Constitutional Convention within the context of the times, political and social climate and the beliefs and personalities of those responsible for its creation. View more info

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John Adams and the American Revolution

By: Bowen, Catherine Drinker

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press / Little, Brown and Company: 1950

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2264384

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Lacks jacket. Spine slightly faded, jacket flaps and rear panel mounted on front and rear blanks, publisher's insert laid in. 1950 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 699 pp. 8 1/2 x 5 7/8. Map illustrated endpapers. In this highly praised biography of the formative years of the America's second president, Mrs. Bowen portrays John Adams within the context of colonial America and examines the momentous events that forged a new nati... View more info

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The Shot Heard 'Round The World: The Beginnings of the American Revolution (Perspectives on History Series)

By: Bracken, Jeanne Munn (Editor)

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Discovery Enterprises: 1995

Seller ID: 1515308

ISBN: 1878668323

Condition: Very Good


1995 Small Softcover. 64 pp. A wide selection of personal narratives from participants and observers of the Revolution. The beginnings of the Revolutionary War at Lexington and Concord come alive through personal narratives from participants and observers and through primary sources representing British and Colonist points of view. Historian Jeanne Munn Bracken describes the events leading up to the revolt in her essay, 'The Seeds of Revolution.' Also included are excerp... View more info

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The Fourth President: A Life of James Madison

By: Brant, Irving

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1970

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2265421

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Spine ends lightly bumped. 1970 Hard Cover. [viii], 681, [3] pp. 8vo. A one-volume biography of the fourth president of the United States, adapted from the six-volume biography Brant spent twenty years writing. View more info

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The Fourth President: A Life of James Madison (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Brant, Irving

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1985

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274891

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. Minor scuff on page base. 1985 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. [viii], 681, [3] pp. 8vo. Original full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. A one-volume biography of the fourth president of the United States, adapted from the six-volume biography Brant spent twenty years writing. View more info

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The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence

By: Breen, T.H.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2004

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2272287

ISBN: 0195063953

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Jacket edges lightly bumped. A few faint smudges to page ridges. 2004 Hard Cover. xviii, 380 pp. The Marketplace of Revolution offers a boldly innovative interpretation of the mobilization of ordinary Americans on the eve of independence. Breen explores how colonists who came from very different ethnic and religious backgrounds managed to overcome difference and create a common cause capable of galvanizing resistance. In a richly interdisciplinary narrat... View more info

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We the People Six Volume Set: The Plymouth Colony; The Thirteen Colonies; The Declaration of Independence; The Bill of Rights; The Lewis and Clark Expedition; The Battle of Gettysburg

By: Burgan, Michael; Santella, Andrew; Nobleman, Marc Tyler; Quiri, Patricia Ryon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Compass Point Books: 2001

Seller ID: 2201755

Condition: Very Good


No visible wear. Nice bright copies. 2001 Hard Cover. Includes: The Plymouth Colony; The Thirteen Colonies; The Declaration of Independence; The Bill of Rights; The Lewis and Clark Expedition; The Battle of Gettysburg.Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY CIVIL WAR DECLARATION INDEPENDENCE PLYMOUTH COLONY BILL OF RIGHTS LEWIS CLARK NEW WORLD View more info

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Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism

By: Burns, Eric

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs: 2006

Seller ID: 2206131

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front endpaper. 2006 Hard Cover. Infamous Scribblers is a perceptive and witty exploration of the most volatile period in the history of the American press. News correspondent and renonwned media historian Eric Burns tells of Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Sam Adams—the leading journalists among the Founding Fathers; of George Washington and John Adams, the leading disdainers of journalists; and Thomas Jefferson, the leading manipulator of journalist... View more info