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Drums

By: Boyd, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1928

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2203456


First thus. Boards lightly rubbed. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 409 pp. Color title page and plates, and black-and-white pen drawings, by N.C. Wyeth. A historical novel set during the American Revolution, originally published in 1925, with this illustrated edition following several years later. North Carolina-born Johnny Fraser is torn between his lifelong loyalty to the British Crown and the exciting talk of independence passing am... View more info

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Drums

By: Boyd, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1928

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2205170


First thus. Boards a bit rubbed with scuffs to front picture plate, spine a bit faded. Binding strong, interior clean and unmarked. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 409 pp. Color title page and plates, and black-and-white pen drawings, by N.C. Wyeth. A historical novel set during the American Revolution, originally published in 1925, with this illustrated edition following several years later. North Carolina-born Johnny Fraser is torn b... View more info

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The Wampum Belt; or, The Fairest Page of History: A Tale of William Penn's Treaty with the Indians

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton and Company: 1896

Seller ID: 2132502


Minor tears to top margin of two leaves, small bookplate on front endpaper. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 276 pp. 8vo. A collection of stories of colonial America, focusing on interactions between William Penn and Native Americans, by the author of The Zig-Zag Series. View more info

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The Leatherstocking Tales Volumes I & II: The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale; The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757; The Prairie; A Tale; The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea; The Deerslayer: or, The First War-Path (The Library of America 26-27) [Vols. 1 and 2]

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1985

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203801


First thus. Both volumes include publisher's slipcase. Spines slightly faded, slipcases lightly rubbed. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1347; 1051 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. The complete Leatherstocking Tales by the American novelist and historian, with chronology and notes following text. Includes: The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale; The Last of the Mohicans... View more info

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The Hero of Ticonderoga, or Ethan Allen and His Green Mountain Boys (Boys of Liberty Library)

By: de Morgan, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: David McKay: 1896

Seller ID: 2203416


No jacket, faint smudge to rear board. 1896 Hard Cover. 223 pp. A fictitious account of Ethan Allen and his Gree Mountain Boys. View more info

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A Mirror For Witches

By: Forbes, Esther

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Academy Chicago: 2008

Seller ID: 2204087


Occasional underlining. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A novel written in the 1920s and set in the Salem witch-hunting days. A young girl is convinced by the spirit of the times that the accusation against her of witchcraft is true. View more info

Hatchet in the Sky

By: Gay, Margaret Cooper

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1954

Seller ID: 1310735


Lacks jacket. Front free endpaper removed, pencil on front flyleaf, cover edges faded. 1954 Hard Cover. A novel set in the Revolutionary-era United States, focusing on the life of Scottish immigrant David Bruce Alexander Caithris. View more info

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The White Cockade

By: Griffin, Henry F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Greystone: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1539524


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket edge wear with minor loss from corners, 2 inch tear to jacket spine base.Good. 1941 Hard Cover. 360 pp. Historical fiction set during the Revolutionary War. View more info

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Snake-Eye: A Tale of the Revolution (Beadle's Frontier Series, No. 71)

By: Hamilton, W.J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Arthur Westbrook Company: 1909

Seller ID: 1526886


Wrappers rubbed, top staple of binding loose. 1909 Soft Cover. 100 pp. 6 3/4 x 4 7/8. A juvenile historical novel set during the American Revolution. View more info

A Soldier of the Revolution: First Edition

By: Just, Ward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1309096


First edition. No jacket. Spotting & fading to covers, ink on front endpaper, glue residue inside rear board. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 223 pp. Author's first novel. Ward Just took time off from the editorial page of The Washington Post to write his first novel, A Soldier of the Revolution, the story of a young man who is sent to South America to work for an American corporation and finds himself drawn into a local insurgency movement... View more info

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A Soldier of the Revolution

By: Just, Ward

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1970

Seller ID: 2269668


First edition. A bit smoky, jacket spine a bit toned. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 223 pp. Author's first novel. Ward Just took time off from the editorial page of The Washington Post to write his first novel, A Soldier of the Revolution, the story of a young man who is sent to South America to work for an American corporation and finds himself drawn into a local insurgency movement. Michael Reardon, easygoing and contemplative, passes h... View more info

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Last Refuge of Scoundrels: A Revolutionary Novel

By: Lussier, Paul

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1296723


First edition. Light wear.Very Good. 2001 Hard Cover. 320 pp. From George Washington to Benjamin Franklin to the ordinary folk whom history has neglected, here is the human side of the American Revolution. Told from the perspective of two star-crossed lovers, it is at once a love story and a shocking, inside look into the sardonic, ironic, often manic side of a country's battle for freedom. View more info

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The Red Doe

By: Mayrant, Drayton

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Peoples Book Club: 1953

Seller ID: 1533810


Includes original jacket. Jacket rubbed & toned.Very Good. 1953 Hard Cover. 278 pp. Pictorial endpapers. The author of that fine religious historical novel, First Blade, now turns to a dramatic era in the history of our own country for a gripping tale of high adventure, patriotism, and romance. A story with significance for all Americans, it tells how a young farmer risked his life for freedom -- and won the love of a woman whose spirit matched his own.Keywords: HISTORIC... View more info

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Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker, Sometime Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel on the Staff of His Excellency General Washington

By: Mitchell, S. Weir; Pyle, Howard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt: 1897

Seller ID: 2203396


No jacket, a few faint stains to boards. 1897 Hard Cover. xi, 567 pp. With illustrations by Howard Pyle. This book should be a favorite with physicians on account of the fact that it was written by one of the guild, so well written indeed that it is destined to take rank with the leading favorites of the past, and it seems at last as if the present generation would have, in the person of Dr. Mitchell, an American novelist worthy of the name.This story is laid in the time... View more info

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The Guardship (Book One of the Brethren of the Coast)

By: Nelson, James L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perennial: 2002

Seller ID: 2201389


Bottom right front corner of wrapper creased, wrapper edges lightly rubbed, pages toned. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 372 pp. Shortly after Thomas Marlowe's arrival in Williamsburg, Virginia, all in that newfound capital city are speaking his name. With the bounty from his years as a pirate--a life he intends to renounce and keep forever secret--he purchases a fine plantation from a striking young widow, and soon after kills the fav... View more info

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Follow the Drum: Being the Ventures and Misadventures of One Johanna Lovell, Sometime Lady of Catkept Manor in Kent Country of Lord Baltimore's Proprietary of Maryland, in the Gracious Reign of King Charles the Second.

By: Norton, Andre

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Wm. Penn Publishing Corp.: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207593


First edition. Front hinge weakening, ink name on front endpaper. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 312 pp. 8vo. Historical fiction divided into three parts set in London, Bermuda, and the American colonies, complete with accusations of witchcraft and the sad reality of the slave trade in the West Indies. The third book by the author famous for her science fiction and fantasy novels, though she did not begin writing in this genre until 1... View more info

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Desolation Island (The Aubrey-Maturin Series Book 5)

By: O'Brian, Patrick

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1991

Seller ID: 2185740


Remainder mark on page edge. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy?and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezi... View more info

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The Quest: Conflict at Sea and in the Heart during the American Revolution

By: Richards, David K.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Infinity: 2013

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2153486


Signed by author. First Edition. An exceptional copy. 2013 Trade Paperback. Lieutenant Jason Broadfield, following family tradition of service in England’s Royal Navy, in 1778 receives command of a small ship that carries him into the conflict of the revolt in the American colonies. It is an area he requested for personal reasons; an opportunity to search for his betrothed (Rachel Addington) and his brother (Matthew), taken prisoner by a Yankee privateer some years ear... View more info

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

By: Speare, Elizabeth George

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269213


14th printing. Ink gift note dated Christmas 1965 on front endpaper, jacket a bit toned. 1958 Hard Cover. 249, [3] pp. 8vo. The Newbery Medal winning novel set during the witch hunts in Puritan New England. Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird t... View more info

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City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan

By: Swerling, Beverly

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202277


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 2001 Hard Cover. 591 pp. Rich with unforgettable characters and history, intricately plotted and utterly absorbing, City of Dreams is a stirring saga of early Manhattan and the beginnings of medical science told by a master storyteller. In 1661, Lucas Turner and his sister, Sally, stagger off a small wooden ship after eleven weeks at sea to make a fresh start in the rough and rowdy Dutch settlement of Nieuw Amsterdam. Lucas, a b... View more info

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The Spy of Saratoga (American Scouting Series)

By: Tomlinson, Everett T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202982


First edition. Boards soiled, hinges just starting, ink date stamp on front endpaper. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 256, [1] pp. 2-page publisher ad follows text. A historical novel set during the American Revolution, based on the true story of Joe Beattys. View more info

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Through Colonial Doorways

By: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

Price: $17.50

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1893

Seller ID: 2202700


No jacket, spine toned, three small smudges to rear board, pencil note to front endpaper. 1893 Hard Cover. ix, 237 pp. ...insight into the social and domestic life of Colonial days. To read of councils, congresses, and battles is not enough: men and women wish to know something more intimate and personal of the life of the past, of how their ancestors lived and loved as well of how they wrought, suffered and died.Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (December 15, 1845 – July 29,... View more info