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Gleanings from the Harvest-field of American History: Part IV: Diary of David How, a Private in Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent\'s Regiment of the Massachusetts Line, in the Army of the American Revolution
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Gleanings from the Harvest-field of American History: Part IV: Diary of David How, a Private in Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent's Regiment of the Massachusetts Line, in the Army of the American Revolution

By Dawson, Henry B. (& David How & George Wingate Chase)

Privately printed; Morrisania, NY, 1865. Limited edition, one of 250 copies signed by Dawson, this being copy #225. Quarto, 51 pages printed on heavy paper, bound in covered boards with leather spine with "Diary of David How" and "Dawson" on the spine. Printed from the original manuscript of David How, who enlisted in the Army of the American Revolution when he was 17, was one of the Minute-men, and fought at Bunker Hill. A biographical sketch of How is provided by George Wingate Chase. The diary is extensively annotated and makes for fascinating reading. Spine scuffed; back board discolored at top and at bottom corner; some staining to top edge. Contents fine except for light, almost imperceptible dampstaining along top edge and at top corner (more visible on the last leaves). An important piece of first-hand miltary history.

$250.00

Historical Sketches of O\'Connell and His Friends with a Glance at the Future Destiny of Ireland
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Historical Sketches of O'Connell and His Friends with a Glance at the Future Destiny of Ireland

By McGee, Thomas

Patrick Donahoe, Boston, 1854. 4th edition of a title first published in 1845. Octavo bound in dark brown, blind-stamped pebbled boards, 208 pp. Much of the book concerns Irish history at the time of Daniel O'Connell, the Liberator of Ireland. The author was a founder of the Young Ireland Party and fled to America in 1848, where he espoused the Irish cause through journalism, poetry and oratory. VG+ (top edge darkened, slight wear to spine tips and corners, light foxing. A nice-looking, tight copy.

$100.00

Sieg Heil!
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Sieg Heil!

By Lorant, Stefan

Zweitausendeins, Frankfurt Am Main, 1979. The uncorrected German proofs of Lorant's last opus, which presents the history of Hitler's Third Reich from its beginnings in Bismarck's reign. Lorant wrote the German text as well as the English, and was also responsible for the layout of the photographs which do so much to tell the story. The proof sheets have been bound in black cloth with the title stamped in gold on the spine and cover. The title page has a handwritten notation by Lorant: "Uncorrected German proofs--corrected proofs were returned to Germany Oct 1, 1979. S.L." Laid in are a few loose sheets, consisting of the beginning of the book up to page 15, and the end of the text starting from page 337. Some of these sheets have corrections in Lorant's hand. This writer was certainly qualified to write the history of Hitler's Germany, as he was living in Berlin at the time; Hitler saw him as a danger and he was imprisoned, but was later smuggled out of Germany. His book remains one of the best on the subject, as the events are shown unfolding page by page, and the factors leading to the rise of the Reich are shown in clear, logical order. Boards very lightly scraped on bottom edge, else near fine.

$50.00