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  • THE YOUNG GUARDSMAN or With Washington in the Ohio Valley (Boys of Liberty Library) by De Morgan, John.
    De Morgan, John.
    THE YOUNG GUARDSMAN or With Washington in the Ohio Valley (Boys of Liberty Library)

    Edition: Early printing.

    Philadelphia: David Mckay Publisher, (c 1904). Hardcover - Historical adventure set during the American Revolution for young readers. Glossy frontispiece. 214 pp plus 8 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good only in light tan illustrated boards -a straight and tight copy overall but with some foxing in the margins, hinges cracking, etc.

    Book ID: 71743
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  • THE FIRST SHOT FOR LIBERTY or The Minute Men of Massachusetts (Boys of Liberty Library) by De Morgan, John.
    De Morgan, John.
    THE FIRST SHOT FOR LIBERTY or The Minute Men of Massachusetts (Boys of Liberty Library)

    Edition: Later printing.

    Philadelphia: David Mckay Publisher, (c 1892). Hardcover - Historical adventure set during the American Revolution for young readers. Glossy frontispiece. 222 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good only in light tan illustrated boards -a straight and tight copy overall but with foxing to the pages, edges of textblock, front hinge starting.

    Book ID: 78379
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  • A CRUISE WITH PAUL JONES: A Story of Naval Warfare in 1778 (Young Patriot Series #5) by Otis, James. [James Otis Kaler, 1848 - 1912]
    Otis, James. [James Otis Kaler, 1848 - 1912]
    A CRUISE WITH PAUL JONES: A Story of Naval Warfare in 1778 (Young Patriot Series #5)

    Edition: First or very early edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1898). Hardcover first edition - Historical adventure story for boys. Illustrated by J Watson Davis with a frontispiece and five inserted plates. vi, 262 pp plus a 32 pp publisher's catalogue.

    Condition: Good only in blue cloth with red, black and gilt lettering and illustration - some soiling/dulling to the cloth, corners bumped, missing front free endpaper.

    Book ID: 63310
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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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  • Turnbull, Agnes Sligh.
    THE KING'S ORCHARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel about two Irish immigrants to America in 1772, and their roll in settling the area around what is now Pittsburgh, and was then the far western frontier of Ft. Pitt. Based not only on historical facts of the time but also on the personal history in the unpublished family records. Map endpapers. 467 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (bookplate.)

    Book ID: 20299
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  • THE LOYAL TRAITOR: A Mystery Story for Girls. by Waite, Helen Elmira (1903-1967)
    Waite, Helen Elmira (1903-1967)
    THE LOYAL TRAITOR: A Mystery Story for Girls.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1935). Hardcover first edition - A young girl, recuperating from a serious illness and kept out of school, but getting restive as her health improves, goes to visit her cousins who live in a historic old house by the ocean, a house which had been in the family since long before the American Revolution. While there she discovers that there is a mystery surrounding one of her ancestors, who had been accused of treason during the Revolution, and she determines to try and find the truth. In this, she has the assistance of her cousins and also of a young girl from England, staying with her rather forbidding grandmother. Several of the themes - recovering from…

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    Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1935). Hardcover first edition - A young girl, recuperating from a serious illness and kept out of school, but getting restive as her health improves, goes to visit her cousins who live in a historic old house by the ocean, a house which had been in the family since long before the American Revolution. While there she discovers that there is a mystery surrounding one of her ancestors, who had been accused of treason during the Revolution, and she determines to try and find the truth. In this, she has the assistance of her cousins and also of a young girl from England, staying with her rather forbidding grandmother. Several of the themes - recovering from an illness, a mystery in the past, modern difficulties tied up with that past mystery - echo those found in the books of Augusta Hueill Seaman, a pioneer writer of mystery stories for young girls - and there is even a direct allusion: "Jill was obliged to laugh 'it does sound silly, but in books girls are always finding - secret stairs and hidden rooms and false bottoms to trunks' finished Cousin Robbie." Illustrated with a frontispiece and three glossy internal plates by Pelagie Doane. Illustrated endpapers. Scarce, with only 6 copies shown in WorldCat. 280 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in beige cloth with red lettering - binding is cracked before the frontispiece, which is detached but still present, mull is showing - but otherwise the book is in near fine condition, clean and attractive.

    Book ID: 83316
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  • THE MUSKET BOYS OF OLD BOSTON or The First Blow for Liberty. The Revolutionary Series #1. by Warren, George A. (pseudonym of Henry St. George Rathbone, 1854-1938)
    Warren, George A. (pseudonym of Henry St. George Rathbone, 1854-1938)
    THE MUSKET BOYS OF OLD BOSTON or The First Blow for Liberty. The Revolutionary Series #1.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Cleveland, OH: Goldsmith Publishing, (c 1909) dj. Hardcover - The first book in this early Stratemeyer Syndicate series, a story of adventure and heroism during the early days of the Revolutionary War. 284 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in a good dust jacket (tidemark on edge of textblock, usual rather severe tanning to the pages, binding cracking between pages 22-23

    Book ID: 74320
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  • HIS EXCELLENCY: George Washington. by [Washington, George] Ellis, Joseph J.
    [Washington, George] Ellis, Joseph J.
    HIS EXCELLENCY: George Washington.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - An excellent biography of Washington, as a young man, general, and president, one which 'eloquently conveys the magnitude of Washington's accomplishments.' (NY Times). Photographs, notes, index. xiv, 320 pp. ISBN: 1-400040310.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54914
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  • THE STORY OF MAD ANTHONY WAYNE (Signature Series #24.). by Wilson, Hazel; illustrated by Lawrence Beall Smith
    Wilson, Hazel; illustrated by Lawrence Beall Smith
    THE STORY OF MAD ANTHONY WAYNE (Signature Series #24.).

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1953.) dj. Hardcover - A title in the Signature Books series under the editorship of Enid Lamonte Meadowcroft. Well-written biography for older children. Green and black endpapers illustrate the great events in the life of Mad Anthony Wayne, the general who served under Washington in the Revolutionary War and on the frontier. 179 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good+ dustjacket (tape ghosts to dj.)

    Book ID: 49877
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