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  • CHAINS: Seeds of America. by Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    CHAINS: Seeds of America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young slave, sold to a Loyalist in New York City, spies for the revolutionaries in 1776, but does not get the freedom she is promised. A moving story of courage and determination. Finalist for the National Book Award for children's literature. 316 pp. ISBN: 9781416961444.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61689
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - Sequel to his National Book Award winner. Although these two books which follow the adventures a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Slightly oversized.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80699
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - Sequel to his National Book Award winner. Although these two books which follow the adventures a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. Slightly oversized. 561 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42242
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.). First edition - National Book Award winner, NY Times Notable Book, Horn Book award winner and more. Although the two books in this series which follow the adventures of a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. 353 pp plus an author's note and a conversation with the author. ISBN: 9780763636791.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43623
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to his National Book Award winner. Although these two books which follow the adventures a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. Slightly oversized. 561 pp plus author's historical note. ISBN: 978-0763629502.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57773
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - National Book Award winner, NY Times Notable Book, Horn Book award winner and more. Although the two books in this series which follow the adventures of a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. 351 pp plus an author's note. ISBN: 9780763636791.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45281
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.). First edition - Sequel to his National Book Award winner. Although these two books which follow the adventures a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. Slightly oversized. 561 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 46171
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  • THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. by Anderson, M. T.
    Anderson, M. T.
    THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to his National Book Award winner. Although these two books which follow the adventures a young boy, an African slave who is at times the subject of a "scientific experiment", pampered and taught Latin and Greek at one point, brutalized at other times, have been classified as 'young adult,' they are incredibly well-written, emotionally complex, thoughtful and satisfying historical novels, ones which give a different picture of the American revolution, and ageless in their appeal. Very highly recommended. Slightly oversized. 561 pp plus author's historical note. ISBN: 978-0763629502.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46448
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  • TOPS AND WHISTLES: True Stories of Early American Toys and Children. by Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Grace Paull.
    Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Grace Paull.
    TOPS AND WHISTLES: True Stories of Early American Toys and Children.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1937.). Hardcover first edition - Seventeen stories about American children during colonial and Revolutionary days and their toys, illustrated with 20 full page lithographs by Grace Paull, as well as several smaller drawings. The illustrations are based on early toys owned by collectors and museums. Includes a directory listing where the original toys described in the various stories may be seen. 193 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with red lettering and illustration (light soiling to the covers, bookplate), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53173
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  • THE BELLS OF FREEDOM. by Butters, Dorothy Gilman (1923-2012)
    Butters, Dorothy Gilman (1923-2012)
    THE BELLS OF FREEDOM.

    Edition: Young America Book Club edition.

    Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Co., (1963). Hardcover - Set in Boston in 1774, on the eve of the revolution, this is the story of a young boy, kidnapped in Liverpool and sold as an indentured servant to a cruel master, and who is bought again by a kindly - but opportunistic - printer (and counterfeiter). As the Jed begins to learn more about the rebels, he also begins to better understand their desire for freedom. Illustrated with drawings by Carol Wilde. The last children's novel, written under her married name, by this author who would become best known for the Mrs Polifax mystery series. 190 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 86895
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  • Chipman, William P.
    THE NAVY BOYS CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS: The Story of two Yankee Middies with the first Cruise of an American Squadron in 1775 (Navy Boys #11.)

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (c 1905.) dj. Hardcover - The eleventh book in this series set during the American Revolution (other titles were written by James Otis.) Glossy frontispiece. 300 pp plus 9 pp of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very uncommon but fair only dust jacket (gift inscription dated Christmas 1932, dj is missing about 1 1/2 inches at bottom of spine, about an inch at the top of the spine, other edgewear, now in an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 45183
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  • SPARROWHAWK: Book One: Jack Frake. by Cline, Edward.
    Cline, Edward.
    SPARROWHAWK: Book One: Jack Frake.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first in a series of historical novels that bring a new perspective to the American Revolution and the events leading up to it. 360 pp. ISBN: 1931561001.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (lower corner frayed)

    Book ID: 61573
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  • SPARROWHAWK: Book One: Jack Frake. by Cline, Edward.
    Cline, Edward.
    SPARROWHAWK: Book One: Jack Frake.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first in a series of historical novels that bring a new perspective to the American Revolution and the events leading up to it. INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 2006. Promotional postcard laid in. 360 pp. ISBN: 1-931561001.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (crease to front flap of dj.).

    Book ID: 39344
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  • Cline, Edward.
    SPARROWHAWK: Book One: Jack Frake.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, (2002.). The first in a series of historical novels that bring a new perspective to the American Revolution and the events leading up to it. 360 pp. ISBN: 1-931561214.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 34627
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  • THE STORY OF AMERICAN FREEDOM. by Foner, Eric.
    Foner, Eric.
    THE STORY OF AMERICAN FREEDOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Since the beginning, freedom has been both a promise of America and a battleground - this book looks at how the idea of freedom has influenced American history from pre-Revolutionary days through the Civil War, the Cold War, the civil rights era, and the rebirth of conservatism. Illustrated with photographs. Extensive notes, index. xxii, 422 pp. ISBN: 0-393-046656.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58688
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  • THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE. by Gunning, Sally
    Gunning, Sally
    THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2010). Hardcover first edition - Novel set on Cape Cod and Boston, on the verge American Revolution. This story of story of one woman's struggle to find her own place is filled with some of the lesser known but most influential figures of America's struggle for independenceÑJohn and Samuel Adams, Henry Knox, James Otis. Historical note. 273 pp. ISBN: 978-0061782145.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76945
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  • LAFAYETTE. by {Lafayette, Marquis de] Loth, David.
    {Lafayette, Marquis de] Loth, David.
    LAFAYETTE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Cassell & Company Ltd, (1952) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the complex French nobleman who was in the forefront of every revolution in the age of revolutions, beginning with his assistance in America's fight for independence. Frontispiece portriat. Bibliography, index. viii, 294 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in beige cloth in a good only dust jacket (tape reinforcement to the edges of the dj, peeled spot on back cover, original price of 21net still present)

    Book ID: 83363
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  • PEGGY OWEN AND LIBERTY. by Madison, Lucy Foster (1865-1932)
    Madison, Lucy Foster (1865-1932)
    PEGGY OWEN AND LIBERTY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1912. Hardcover first edition - The fourth and final book in Madison's Peggy Owen series, the story of a young Quaker girl in Philadelphia and its environs during the American Revolution. Because of her religion, Peggy is at first neutral about the War for Independence, but gradually becomes more and more involved in the fight for freedom. This book focuses on the unrest after the surrender of Cornwallis. Illustrated with a frontispiece with tissue guard and six glossy inserted plates by H. J. Peck. A rather uncommon interesting historical novel, especially in the first edition and in this condition. 456 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated blue cloth covers (slight spine slant).

    Book ID: 83946
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  • 1776. by McCullough, David.
    McCullough, David.
    1776.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed and well-researched account of the first year of the American Revolution, and especially of George Washington and the fledgling Continental Army, by this award winning author (the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the Francis Parkman Prize, among others.) Illustrated with a frontispiece and many glossy plates, including 16 in full color (among the full-color illustrations are several double-page maps.) Source notes, bibliography, index. 386 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-7432-26712.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap, otherwise appears unread).

    Book ID: 63741
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  • 1776. by McCullough, David.
    McCullough, David.
    1776.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed and well-researched account of the first year of the American Revolution, and especially of George Washington and the fledgling Continental Army, by this award winning author (the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the Francis Parkman Prize, among others.) Illustrated with a frontispiece and many glossy plates, including 16 in full color (among the full-color illustrations are several double-page maps.) Source notes, bibliography, index. 386 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-7432-26712.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82004
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  • MARTHA PEAKE: A Novel of the Revolution. by McGrath, Patrick.
    McGrath, Patrick.
    MARTHA PEAKE: A Novel of the Revolution.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a beautiful woman who - fearing for her life - flees from England and the brutality of her father to the American colonies on the brink of revolution. 367 pp. ISBN: 0-375-500812.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 78794
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  • THE SAINTLY BUCCANEER: The House of Winslow, Book 5 by Morris, Gilbert.
    Morris, Gilbert.
    THE SAINTLY BUCCANEER: The House of Winslow, Book 5

    Edition: Reprint.

    Carmel, NY: Guideposts, (1987.). Hardcover - Historical fiction set during the American Revolution. 299 pp. ISBN: 1556610483.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 46941
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  • THE GENTLE REBEL: The House of Winslow, Book 4 by Morris, Gilbert.
    Morris, Gilbert.
    THE GENTLE REBEL: The House of Winslow, Book 4

    Edition: Reprint.

    Carmel, NY: Guideposts, (1988.). Hardcover - Historical fiction set during the American Revolution. 285 pp. ISBN: 1556610483.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 47747
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  • THE NEGRO IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WILLIAMSBURG. by Tate, Thad W.
    Tate, Thad W.
    THE NEGRO IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WILLIAMSBURG.

    Edition: Fourth printing, a trade paperback..

    Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, (1987, c 1965). History originally written as a research report for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Footnotes, bibliography, index. x, 141 pp. ISBN: 0-910412294.

    Condition: Very near fine in wrappers.

    Book ID: 66869
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  • THE SCENT OF DEATH. by Taylor, Andrew.
    Taylor, Andrew.
    THE SCENT OF DEATH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2014). First edition - Mystery set in British Manhattan in 1778, a city surrounded by its enemies, and crowded with soldiers, profiteers, double agents and a swelling tide of refugees seeking justice from the Crown. Edward Savill, a London clerk, has been sent to New York to investigate the claims of dispossessed loyalists caught on the wrong side of the American War of Independence, but the discovery of a body in the slums of Canvas Town thrusts Savill into a murder inquiry. Afterword. 473 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83807
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  • Tuchman, Barbara W.
    THE FIRST SALUTE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - On November 16, 1776, a ship flying the flag of the Continental Congress entered the port of St. Eustatius in the West Indies and was greeted with a salute, recognizing the authority of the government whose flag the ship carried. Noted military historian uses this salute as the starting point of her examination of the next 5 years, and the effects the American Revolution had, not just on American and England, but on Holland, France and the entire Old World. Illustrated. 347 pp including bibliography, notes and index. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-553330.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (appears unread, prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 25340
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  • THE HORNET'S NEST. by Watson, Sally.
    Watson, Sally.
    THE HORNET'S NEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1968.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "When Ronald and Lauchlin McLeod decided to wage a private war against the British who were occupying their beloved Isle of Skye in Scotland in 1773 they didn't think they would be taken seriously - or at least so seriously that their parents would pack them off to America to keep them being hanged! . . . A spirited and humourous adventure set against the background of the emerging American Revolution. 246 pp. Wraparound cover and dust jacket art by Michael Lowenbein.

    Condition: Fine in a good dust jacket. (price-clipped, overall edgewear, slit to dj along side of the spine, now protected by an archival cover.) Uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 56307
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