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  • INAUGURATION OF THE STATUE OF GENERAL WARREN ON BUNKER HILL, June 17, 1857. by [Coombs, General Leslie] Warren, G. Washington; Edward Everett and others.
    [Coombs, General Leslie] Warren, G. Washington; Edward Everett and others.
    INAUGURATION OF THE STATUE OF GENERAL WARREN ON BUNKER HILL, June 17, 1857.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: By authority of the Committee, 1858. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes a history of the reasons behind the memorial and of the statue itself, addresses and speeches at the rather elaborate ceremony, the names of those marching in the various honor guards, some inspirational poems, as well as the official correspondence of the committee. Frontispiece of the statue and additional plates of some of the presenters at the ceremony - Edward Everett et al - each with tissue guard. This copy is one of an unknown number of presentation copies with a special page stating that it was "Presented to Gen L Coombs." It is further INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To..... Esq, from his friend, Leslie…

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    Boston: By authority of the Committee, 1858. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes a history of the reasons behind the memorial and of the statue itself, addresses and speeches at the rather elaborate ceremony, the names of those marching in the various honor guards, some inspirational poems, as well as the official correspondence of the committee. Frontispiece of the statue and additional plates of some of the presenters at the ceremony - Edward Everett et al - each with tissue guard. This copy is one of an unknown number of presentation copies with a special page stating that it was "Presented to Gen L Coombs." It is further INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To..... Esq, from his friend, Leslie Coombs. " Coombs, perhaps best known at the time of this ceremony as a "strong union man" was born near Boonesboro, Clark County, Kentucky, 28 November, 1793 and died in Lexington, Kentucky, 21 August, 1881; Leslie, who was the twelfth child of a pioneer farmer who relocated from Virginia to Kentucky, entered the army at the age of nineteen and fought first in the Indian wars on the frontier and then in the War of 1812, where he was commissioned captain of spies in Dudley's regiment of Kentucky volunteers,. Later he was wounded at Fort Miami. After the war he studied law and was admitted to the bar, but he continued to be involved in both public and military service. In 1836 he raised - at his own expense - troops to aid Texas in her struggle for independence, and was commissioned colonel. Coombs also served honorably in politics - both as state auditor, and in the legislature. Most significantly, he was earnestly devoted to the Union from the time when the question of secession was first advanced and he gave many speeches in support of his friend Clay as a candidate for president. General Coombs's last public office was shortly after the date of the inauguration of this statue: in 1860 he was elected, as the Union candidate, clerk of the Kentucky court of appeals,. In opposition to the state guard - which was in reality a training ground for recruits for the Confederate army, he organized and armed, in conjunction with General Lovell H. Rousseau, a body of loyal soldiers. He was also one of the pioneers of railroad-building in the West. Several pages have creases in the upper corner - including the pages that included a letter from Governor Morehead of Kentucky. In light of future events, it is notable that many of these letters, which Coombs marked, expressed the necessity of keeping the Union - the country for which Warren died - intact. 224 pp

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    Condition: Overall good only condition in dark brown embossed cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover: the presentation page is detached, and there is bumping and wear to the edges of the boards and the corners, some loss of cloth at the ends of the spine, uniform browning to the pages, with a small semi-circular stain on the bottom margin of several pages. Still a sturdy copy, and interesting both in itself and for its association with a long-lived patriot.

    Book ID: 31287
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  • DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MAGAZINE, Volume LV (55), Number 10, October 1921. by (Daughters of the American Revolution) Theodore T. Belote and others, contributors.
    (Daughters of the American Revolution) Theodore T. Belote and others, contributors.
    DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MAGAZINE, Volume LV (55), Number 10, October 1921.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1921. First edition - Includes articles on our French liberators and on the military and naval medals of the war of 1812-15 and more, a genealogical section, reports on the activities of various chapters, etc. Photographs, advertisements. pp 423 to 485.

    Condition: Very good minus condition overall in light brown wrappers with black lettering and a decorative border.

    Book ID: 56431
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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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  • THE TORY LOVER. by Jewett, Sarah Orne [1849-1909].
    Jewett, Sarah Orne [1849-1909].
    THE TORY LOVER.

    Edition: First edition, later issue.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1901. Hardcover first edition - Historical and romantic novel set during the American Revolution, in Berwick, Maine (where Jewett grew up) and in Bristol, England. As Captain of the "Ranger" John Paul Jones plays a major part in this story. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 glossy internal plates by Marcia O and Charles H, Woodbury. Jewitt's last major novel - and a dramatic contrast to her other works. 405 pp. .

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with gold lettering and decoration - spine dulled, previous owner's name on front endpaper, pages toned,

    Book ID: 75970
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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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  • Pidgin, Charles Felton.
    LITTLE BURR: The Warwick of America: A Tale of The Old Revolutionary Days.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: The Robinson Luce Company, 1905. Hardcover first edition - Although this is Pidgin's 3rd novel about Aaron Burr, who would - but for his duel with Alexander Hamilton - be considered a great patriot, this is the first chronologically, and it appears to be the hardest to find. Includes an author's preface, biographical information on Senator Jere Clemens who had written an earlier novel also based on Burr's life, and reproduces the preface to that 1859 work, 'The Rivals.' Illustrated with a frontispiece and 11 glossy inserted plates by Isaac Brewster Hazleton. xxiii, 396 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in light mustard colored cloth covers with red and blue lettering and decorations. A tight, clean, straight and quite attractive copy of this novel, colors bright, corners sharp, front hinge cracked approx 1/2 inch at bottom.

    Book ID: 32621
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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 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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