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Privateer Ships and Sailors: The First Century of American Colonial Privateering 1625-1725

By Chapin, Howard M.

Toulon, France: G. Mouton Imprimeries, 1926. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo. 258 pp,preface, 14 chapters with b&w illustrations, chapter titles 1I. The Milititia at Sea; II. The earlyNew England Privateers, III,. The Dutch War of 1653; IV. Early Bermuda Privateers; V. Rhode Island Privateers in King William's War; VI. The Porcupaine. The Dragon and the Dophin; VII. Massachusetts Navy in King William's War; VIII. New York Privateering under Governor Leisler; IX. Massachusett's Privateers in Queen Anne's War; X. The Massachusetts Provincial Navy; XI. The Sea Flower and other Rhode Island Privateers; XII. Bermuda in Queen Anne's War and the AmericanColonies in the War of 1710; XIII. The New York Galley and the Southern Privateer 1702-1712 Xiv. Notes on the West Indies.. uncut pages - never read. Binding tight, pages from the printer are not yet cut. blue cloth with light wear at extremity tips, esp at the lower forecorners. . 6" x 9.4" blue cloth boards with gilt fr cover & spine letters.

$95.00

The U. S. Crusade in China, 1938-1945
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The U. S. Crusade in China, 1938-1945

By Michael Schaller

New York, New York: Columbia University Press, 1979. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo. xiii + 364 pp, preface, text in 13 chapters, abbreviations and locations of collections cited in the notes, Notes, Bibliography, index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, red cloth boards intact with a slight bump to the fr forecorner,, in black illustrated DJ with very light wear at top and bottom edges. DJ in mylar protector, 6.25" x 9.25" red cloth boards in black DJ.

$17.50

Comstock Mining and Miners

By Lord, Eliot

Berkeley, CA: Howell-North, 1959. Hardcover Re-Issue / Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Small 4to. xxii + 451 pp + map sleeve, Intro to the 1959 edition by David F. Myrick, biographic sketch of Eliot Lord, photo of Eliot Lord & clarence king on verso, published by the Department of the Interior. XX titled chapters with analytic of topics in each chapter, more than 117 unusual & rare b&w illustrations & 3 maps added to the original edition. Previous owner's bookplate pasted on ffep, a tiny spot (coffee?) on the textblock foreedge, else pages clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Inner upper fr flap clipped DJ with thumb-sized chip on the bottom spine edge & minor wear along the top edge, else VG-Fine. 7" x 9.8"green-brown cloth boards with fading gilt letters, in mylar protected illustrated DJ.

$37.50

The Pilgrim Republic

By Goodwin, John A. / Goodwin, William Bradford

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. Hardcover Re-Issue. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Large Octavo. xli + 662 pp, publisher's note - a re-issue of title originally published @1888, editor's preface, preface with footnotes, 20 page topical table of contents, 64 chapters & appendix - footnotes throughout, index. Previous owner's bookplate inside fr pastedown. Previous owner's pencil (erasable) signature across title page. Binding tight, pages clean & unmarked, cover cloth with very light wear to extremities, gilt spine letters bright. 6.6" x 9.6" black cloth boards.

$47.50

President Washington's Indian War: The Struggle for the Old Northwest, 1790-1795
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President Washington's Indian War: The Struggle for the Old Northwest, 1790-1795

By Sword, Wiley

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1985. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. xvi + 400 pp, preface, acknowledgments, list of 12 illustrations (b&w portraits), list of 17 maps, 32 chapters, notes, bibliography, index. Binding tight, pages & text block Near Fine, covers bright spine lettering and intact color. DJ clean white with a minor (1/64") tear at the rear top forecorner tip.. . 6.5" x 9.5" red ;laminate boards in white DJ (with mylar protector).

$65.00

Connecticut: A Fully Illustrated History of the State From the Seventeenth Century to the Present [Signed by the Author]

By Van Dusen, Albert E.

New York: Random House, 1961. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. x, 470 pp, preface, 21 chapters, appendix, notes, illustrations credits, index with b&w illustrations throughout. First Printing, 1961. Signed by the Author on Title Page. "Written by the State Historian, this comprehensive, authoritative, and frequently eitty account traces the state's economic, political, religious, military, and cultural evolution from the 17th century to 1961. The book effectively relates he state's history to that of the country as a whole. Superbly and profusely illustrated, annotated throughout for those seeking further information oa a particular topic." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the slightest edge wear dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt state emblem and motto on front board and gilt lettering to spine, and illustrated map on end-papers.

$37.50

The History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County Massachusetts in Three Volumes

By Banks, Charles Edward

Edgartown, MA: The Dukes County Historical Society, 1966. Hardcover Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good. Large 8vo. Volume I. General History: 535 pp, preface, list of b&w illustrations, 30 chapters, appendix. Volume II. Town Annals: 585 pp, preface, list of b&w illustrations, Annals of Edgartown; Annals of West Tisbury; Annals of Chilmark; Annals of Tisbury; Annals of Oak Bluffs; Annals of Gay Head; Annals of Gosnold; index. Volume III. Family Genealogies: xii, 565 (5) pp, preface, A-Y; Additions; index. Reprint of the 1911 Edition, 1966. Only the slightest wear with a few ink marks, mostly in Volume III, and lightly age-toned text blocks, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$125.00

I Saw Booth Shoot Lincoln

By Ferguson, W. J.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good - Fine. 8vo. Dust Jackete Condition: Near Fine. (4), 63 pp, b&w frontis, list of b&w illustrations, the text. Limited to 1000 copies. "After a life long study of the subject, and the gathering together of much new material, the author has produced the most complete, convincing, and absorbing account of the life of Booth and its fanatic climax. He has obtained much fresh andintimate material about John Wilkes Booth from his childhood onward, which throws fresh light on his acts and motives. " from the jacket flap. Priced clipped. Two 1" closed tears to top edge dj with lightly age-toned spine of same. Only the slightest wear to front board, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with tipped-in title plate with black lettering on front board and spine, and red top text block edge.

$75.00

America's Ascent: the United States Becomes a Great Power, 1880-1914

By Dobson, John M.

DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1978. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. 251 pp, acknowledgments, 1. The Parameters of Policy; 2. The First Stirrings of Expansionism, 1880-1892; 3. The United States Sidesteps and Empire, 1890-1896; 4. The United States Seizes and Empire, 1895-1899; 5. Adjusting to Great Power Responsibilities; 6. the Great Power in the Western Hemisphere, 1899-1909; 7. The Great Power in the Far East, 1880-1909' 8. Dollar Diplomacy and After, 1909-1914; conclusion, bibliographical essay, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1978. "The author argues that the U.S. shift to a major world power resulted from the conscientious planning of American foreign policy makers from 1880-1914." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Only the slightest edge wear and rubbing to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black and blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$15.00

History of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis World's Fair of 1904

By Bennitt, Mark (ed.)

Saint Louis, MO: Universal Exposition Publishing Company, 1905. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Folio. Complete Title: History of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition: Comprising the History of the Louisiana Territory, the Story of the Louisiana Purchase and a Full Account of the Great Exposition Embracing the Participation of the States and Nations of the World and Other Events of the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904; Compiled from Official Source by Mark Bennitt Editor-In-Chief ; Frank Parker Stockbridge Managing Editor, et al; with an Introduction by Walter B. Stevens; Illustrated Under Direction of Edgar M. Dilley with more than Four Thousand Engravings from Photographs by William H. Rau, Official Photographer, Jessie Tarbox Beals and George Stark, with Portraits of National, State and Foreign Commissioners, Exposition Officials and Distinguished Visitors, by J. C. Strauss, Kandeler Brothers, Murillo Studio and Others. xv (i), 800 pp, large bookplate regarding the dedication of the fair and signed by Alameda County Commissioners, 1904 World's Fair seal with tipped-in ribbon, b&w frontis, preface, introduction, 25 chapters, index to b&w illustrations, general index. First Edition, 1905. Light edge wear to cloth with slightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$300.00

Audubon's America: The Narratives and Experiences of John James Audubon (Signed by the Editor)

By Peattie, Donald Culross (ed.)

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. 4to. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. (7) 328 (1) pp, color frontis, acknowledgmetns, list of color illustrations, What Audubon Knew; Biographical Note; Audubon As A Witness; Kentucky Days and Nights; Hunters' Tales; Pioneer Types; Deep South; Four Proud Fowl; Down East For Birds and Subscribers; Out West with Buffalo and Indians; envoi, index.. Limited to 1/3025 Signed by the Editor, Donald Culross Peattie, 1940. In Very Good Slipcase. Wear to corners slipecase, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. White cloth with gilt birds and black oval with gilt lettering to front board and spine, and map on endpapers.

$50.00

Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land

By Graves, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. xi, 267 (4) pp. First Edition, 1974. "The author reveals his affection for this Somerville County, Texas hill property he calls Hard Scrabble and shares anecdotes about local people and places, a place 'weighed by human remembrance.'" from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Minor wear to top and bottom edge spine dj. Faintly bumped top front fore-edge corner, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Yellow cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Harvest of Dissent: Agrarianism in Nineteenth-Century New York
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Harvest of Dissent: Agrarianism in Nineteenth-Century New York

By Summerhill, Thomas

Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2005. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo. xi, 287 (2) pp, acknowledgments, introduction, 1. Republican Fathers: Capital Takes to the Woods, 1790-1825; 2. Democratic Children: Farmers and the Jacksonians, 1825-40; 3. The Anti-Renters: Agrarians and the Politics of Faction; 4. New Crops, New Challenges: Farm Life in the 1850s; 5. Agrarianism Outflanked: Farmers, Railroads, and Politics, 1848-65; 6. The Maturation of the Market Economy: Dairy and Hops Culture, 1870-1900; 7. Tenant Unrest and Elite Cooperation: Responses to the New Economy; 8. The Grange Movement, 1874-1900; conclusion, notes, index. First Edition, 2005. "With an expert blend of political, social, and economic history, the author investigates the character of agrarian movements in nineteenth century New York to reexamine the nature of Northern farmers embrace of or resistance to the emergence of capitalist market agriculture. Taking the long view, he brings together the events of nearly a century of agrarian radicalism in central New York, giving Summerhill the ability to understand everything from the Anti-Rent movement to the Grange movement as part of a whole." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Robert Dinwiddie: His Career in American Colonial Government and Westward Expansion

By Koontz, Louis Knott

Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1941. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Large 8vo. 429 pp, list of tissue-protected illustrations, preface, 21 chapters, bibliography, index. Old Northwest Historical Series, III: FirstEdition, 1941. "Robert Dinwiddie (1692-1770) was a British colonial administrator who served as lieutenant governor of colonial Virginia from 1751 to 1758. Since the governors at that time were largely absentee, he was the de facto head of the colony for much of the time. Dinwiddie is credited for having precipitated the French and Indian War, and starting the military career of George Washington. His administration was marked by frequent conflict and controversy with the assembly over taxation policies. He retired to England in 1758, and died in Bristol, England, on July 27, 1770." Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$45.00

Guns at the Forks

By O'Meara, Walter

Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1965. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xi, 273 pp, preface, I. "Drive from the Beautiful River"; II. The Race to the Forks; III. Fort Duquesne of the Blessed Virgin at the Beautiful River; IV. Round One : Washington; V. Round Two: Braddock; VI. Blood on the Moon; VII. RoundThree: Forbes and Bouquet; VIII. Fort Pitt; epilogue, bibliography, index with b&w illustrations. First Edition, 1965. "The story of Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt in the wilderness war between France and England for the ownership of a continent." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Only the slightest edge wear to spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with black backstrip, gilt lettering to spine, and maps on endpapers.

$25.00

Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879

By Alexander, Adele Logan

Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1991. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo. vi, 331pp, Part I. In General --- Rule and Rebellion: I. Rule and Rebellion; II. Life and Peace; III-VIII Sub-War: The Other Side; Military Aid; The Civil Power; The Law; Martial Law; Conclusion. Part II. In Particular, Palestine, 1936-37; IX. Palestine; X. Rulers and Ruled; XI. Agents of Order and Law; XII-XVI: Rebellion and Extreme Moderation, April-May 1936; June through September 1936; XVII. Rebellion and the Art of Yielding, October 1936; XIX. Armistice without Conditions; XX. The Purpose. First Edition, 1937. "This book is about three African American women in antebellum Georgia, 1789-1879. The three women chronicled are representative of a marginalized 19th-century subcaste: free women of color, women living a life style that many of us, blacks and whites are not aware of. These women of color lived and died in a shadowy realm situated somewhere between the legal, social, and economic extremes of empowered whites and subjugated blacks." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Beige cloth with black lettering to spine.

$17.50

Trouping: How the Show Came to Town

By Lewis, Philip C.

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1973. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. (4) 266 pp, list of b&w illustrations, 13 chapters, notes, acknowledgments, index of towns and cities, index of plays and musicals, index of songs, general index. First Edition, 1973. "In 1900 at the height of the great American roadshow era, 339 touring companies were crisscrossing the country, bringing Uncle Tom's Cabin and Hamlet, Nellie the Beautiful Cloak Model, East Lynne, The Black Crook and Richard III to every town that could be reached by rail and to some that lay beyond. In this reconstruction of this history, the author traces the fifty-odd year --- from 1850 to 1905 --- when the interaction bwtween the theatre and American society was at its most vigorous." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Remainder dot on bottom text block edge. Only the slightest wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown and blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Yankees in Paradise: The Pacific Basin Frontier

By Gibson, Arrell Morgan (completed with the Assistance of John S. Whitehead)

Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico Press, 1993. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Large 8vo. Dsut Jacket Condition: As New. xii, 495 pp, list of maps and illustrations, foreword, 17 chapters, afterword, notes, bibliography, index. Histories of the American Frontier series: First Edition, 1993. "This volume reinterprets America's imperial expansion by introducing the maritime frontier and comparing it to continental settlement." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Beige cloth with glossy green lettering to spine.

$17.50

Southern Politics in State and Nation

By Key, V. O. With the Assistance of Alexander Heard

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +. Large 8vo. xxvi, 675 (xv) pp, foreword by Roscoe C. Martin, preface, 1. Of the South; Part I. Political Leadership --- The One-Party System in the States: 2-14; Part II. Political Leadership --- The One-Party System in the Nation: 15-17; Part III. The One Party System --- Mechanisms and Procedutes: 18-22; Part IV. Southern Voters: 23-24; Part V. Restrictions on Voting: 25-31; index. First Edition, 1950. " On-the scene, off-the-record, a panoramic state-by-state survey of the realities of Southern politics by Southerners, this book consistently bases the general observations on illuminating local details to give us the first commprehensive picture of the political South, and is thoroughly documented, utilizing the newer meethods for the study of political behaviour with 16 b&w photographs, 68 tables, and 75 figures." Price clipped. 1/2" up-side-down chipping along top edge spine dj with with some very small chips along bottom edge of same. Lightly age-toned fore-edge text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with a red and blue square with blue and grey lettering to front board boards, and red and blue blocks and red lettering to spine.

$27.50

The political Economy of Slavery; Studies in the Economy & Society of the Slave South

By Genovese, Eugene D.

New York: Pantheon Books, 1965. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xiv, 304 pp, preface, list of abbreviations, introduction, Part I. The Setting; Part II. Virgin Land and Servile Labor; Part III. The Subservience of Town to Country; Part Four: The General Crisis of the Slave South; a note on the Place of Economics in the Political economy of Slavery; bibliographical note, index. First Printing, 1965. "As it s title implies, this book is a study of the political economy of slavery, for it relates such economic questions as labor productivity, soil exhaustion, agricultural diversification, livestock improvement, the movement for agricultural reform, and the campaign for industrial expansion to the class structure, social institutions, ideology, and politics of the antebellum South." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with glossy magent bars and gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

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