Quick Search

Visit Us
For more information on our retail location at the Lancaster Theological Seminary, please see our Facebook page.

Colonial America

 - 17 items found in your search
History:United States:Colonial America

Click on Title to view full description

1 General Washington's Swords and Campaign Equipment : An Illustrated Catalogue of Military Memorabilia in the Mount Vernon Collection (Catalogue Series No. 1) 
Mount Vernon VA Mount Vernon Ladies' Association 1948 Second Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This work provides an introduction as well as a catalog of George Washington's swords and related military equipment (spyglasses, saddle bags, pistols, camp supplies) housed at Mount Vernon. Each object has a description and accompanying b&w photo. Also includes a chronology of Washington's life. Book Condition : Good; wear to cover edges and corners; a few small stains to covers and darkening of spine; a few small spots inside, text is unmarked. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
2 From Terror to Freedom in the Cumberland Valley Conrad, W. P
Greencastle PA Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library 1976 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by author on title page. The early history of what was once Pennsylvania's frontier, and how the families lived and died through the periods of warfare with Indians and the war for independence. Original green cloth wraps, no dust jacket, occasional black and white drawings or photo illustrations. Book condition: Good; occasional light pencilling, text bright and crisp, cover very good, with bumping to spine ends. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
3 Covenanted People: The Religion Tradition and the Origin of American Constitutionalism Donalds Lutz; Jack Warren
Providence RI John Carter Brown Library 1987 0916617270 / 9780916617271 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Library binding. Constitutional Bicentennial exhibit catalog showing the influence of religion (and the idea of a religious covenant) in American government in the 17th and 18th centuries. 54 b&w manuscript and book covers, photographs, and illustrations. Book Condition : Very Good in Library Binding; no text marks; bookplate inside front cover; catalog labels on bottom spine and top right rear; slip and pocket removed from inside rear cover tearing paper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
4 The Pennsylvania Rifle Dyke, Samuel E.
Lancaster PA Lancaster County Bicentennial Committee 1974 0915010054 / 9780915010059 Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A history of the development of the Pennsylvania rifle in Lancaster County, its use in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. 25+ b&w photos, diagrams, and illustrations pertaining to the rifle. Issued 1974 under the auspices of the Lancaster Bicentennial Committee. Book Condition : Fair, Ex-Library; significant wear/rubbing and creasing to covers; no text marks; rubber stamp to bottom title page; catalog labels at bottom spine and right front cover; cover corner creasing; some page tip creasing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
5 The Young Hamilton: A Biography Flexner, James Thomas
Boston MA Little Brown & Co (T) 1978 0316285943 / 9780316285940 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Focused on Hamilton's first 26 years, up to the end of the American Revolution, this biography delves into his traumatic childhood in the West Indies. Flexner argues that these events created an ongoing conflict between Hamilton's amazing creative gifts and a destructive tendency from unhealed psychic wounds. Book Condition : Good; no text markings; previous owner's bookplate on free end paper, impress at bottom right title page; light spotting to text block; binding relaxed. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; chipping and small tears along edges, corners, and spine; rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
6 The Remains of William Penn Harrison, George L.
Philadelphia PA Privately Published 1882 1st Edition Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Subtitled "Pennsylvania's Plea, The Mission to England, Visit to the Grave, Letters, etc."; these correspond to the chapter titles. Includes 5 b&w illustrations and several inlaid newspaper clippings on the subject from 1882. This is Harrison's report on his mission to England seeking (unsuccessfully) the removal of William Penn's body from England for re- internment in Philadelphia in honor of his contributions to the founding of Pennsylvania. Book Condition : Fair; some foxing which is heaviest at tissue guards for plates, inside covers and free end papers, there is some foxing to text block and along binding in spots; significant scuffing and staining to covers; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; binding is fairly secure; text unmarked; No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
7 Chambersburg : Frontier Town 1730 - 1794 Havens, Paul Swain
Chambersburg, PA The Craft Press 1975 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
A bicentennial narrative of the origin and growth of Chambersburg and Franklin County in Pennsylvania. The book begins with a young man of 21 who arrived in the Cumberland Valley...and with the earliest settlement of 1730. - book jacket. Blue cloth boards, white pictorial jacket, 255 pp., several B&W images and a color frontispiece - a rendering of the Chambers Fort. 8vo. Condition: Good+; slightly bumped corners, faint musty smell, pages crisp and clean, jacket has small tear at top of front fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
8 Vermont Under Four Flags : A History of the Green Mountain State 1635-1975 Merrill, Perry H.
Montpelier VT Privately Published 1975 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper : "To Eva, Perry H. merrill, Sept 7, 1975." Includes inlaid newspaper book review. While the first chapters are devoted to the early history of Vermont, including its time as a Dutch colony, the remainder of this state history, written by the former commissioner of forests and parks, is organized by subject matter rather than chronology. Sections include : Immigration and Emigration, Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, and much more. Book Condition: Good; no text markings; light age toning to free end papers; light spotting to text block; discoloration to rear of front free end paper due to newspaper article. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; chipping/tearing along edges, corners, and spine ends including tape repair; rubbing/light staining. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
9 Maritime Dimensions of the American Revolution Mevers, Frank and David Syrett
Washington DC Naval History Division, Department of the Navy 1977 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
This is a collection of papers and commentaries originally presented at a breakout seminar at the organization of American Historians' 69th annual meeting in April 1976. The papers are : "Naval Policy of the Continental Congress" by Frank Mevers, "Defeat at Sea : The Impact of American Naval Operations upon the British, 1775-1778" by David Syrett, two commentaries, and comments from the floor. Book Condition : Very Good; no internal markings; cover corner curling; creasing to top of front cover which also is visible on most pages. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Tobacco and the Brilliant With Additional Notes By Melvin H. Jack son, Miller, Helen Hill
10 Tobacco and the Brilliant With Additional Notes By Melvin H. Jack son Miller, Helen Hill
Washington, DC Smithsonian Institution No Edition Stated Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
Interesting history on the Virginia-built ship Brilliant, used to transport tobacco from the colonies to England. Also includes an essay "Rebuilding the Brilliant" for an exhibit in the Hall of American Maritime Enterprise in the Smithsonian's National Museum in 1976 with two drawings showing the plans and specifications used by the builders. Size: 8vo up to 9" tall . 27 pages. Book Condition : Very Good; Pages are clean and bright, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has light shelf wear; crease at top left staple point; two small spots at bottom right front. 0 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
11 The Flame : A Pageant in Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of Washington's Birth Miller, Helen L. and Beulah M. Bradley
York PA York Chamber of Commerce 1932 Probable First Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Program for Washington Bicentennial Pageant in York PA on July 4, 1932. Includes dialogue and song lyrics. Book Condition : Good+; some light creasing to paper edges; small area of spotting on front cover; otherwise in terrific shape for its age. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
12 Clare College 1326-1926 (2 volume set) University Hall 1326-1346, Clare Hall 1346-1856 N/A
Cambridge University Press 1928 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Prepared to commemorate the institution's extenisve history over 6 centuriesl, with the second volume published in 1930. Half marbled boards, black cloth spine, gilt titles and ornamentation. Vol. 1, xxvi, 270 pp.; vol. 2, 271-660; printed on thick paper, map-illustrated endpapers front and rear, color frontis., many illustrations of people and places, plates and in-text. Condition: Good; ex-seminary library some cover labels, bookplate, t.p. verso notations, loss where pocket removed, but no highlighting or other marks; corner wear with some loss to paper cover. This set is quite heavy and will have extra shipping costs. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
13 East of the Mason-Dixon Line : A history of the Delaware boundaries Nathan, Roger E.
Wilmington, DE, U.S.A. Delaware Heritage Press 2000 0924117168 / 9780924117169 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Delaware was the first state to ratify the constitution but possibly the last state to have its boundaries settled. It took from 1681 to 1934 to settle and mark most of them, and there is still a part that remains to be determined. - Foreword. Light blue glossy wraps, black titles, 104 pp., illustrated throughout in black and white. Condition: Very Good, uncreased spine. Has label on last page noting error. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
14 Bi-Centennial Celebration commemorating the Birth of George Washington 1732 - 1932. Reading and Berks County Nolan, J. Bennett (intro)
Reading County, Pennsylvania Bi-Centennial Committee 1932 Soft cover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
A program for activities taking place in 1932 to celebrate George Washington. Includes a biographical sketch, Washington's two visits to Berks County, Reading and Berks County in early American history, and the names of Revolutionary soldiers buried in Berks County. Lists officers and committees of the celebration. Cream and brick wraps, illustrated in B&W, staple-bound pamphlet. 40 pp. Condition: Good+; a few minor edge tears, evidence of a label removed at upper left corner of cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
15 Old Time Belles and Cavaliers Sale, Edith Tunis
Philadelphia PA J.B. Lipincott & Co. 1912 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Limited Edition. Romantic history with short biographical sketches of 30 colonial men and (primarily) women including Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Eliza Custis, and more. Includes 61 b&w illustrations. Book Condition ; Good-; no text marks, former owner's bookplate inside front cover; binding relaxed; age toning to page edges; bumping to spine ends; darkening to spine. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
16 Lancaster County During the American Revolution Walker, Joseph E. (editor)
Lancaster PA Sutter House 1976 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Issued from 1974-76 under the auspices of the Lancaster Bicentennial Committee. Complete 7 volume set : A Way of Life by Jim Kinter; The Pennsylvania Rifle by Samuel E. Dyke (signed by author on title page); Fighting the Battles by Frederic Shriver Klein; The Perils of Patriotism by J. Samuel Walker; The Revolutionary Leadership by G. Terry Madonna; The Military Market Basket by John W.W. Loose; and, Loyalists, Pacifists and Prisoners by Rollin C. Steinmetz. No slipcase. The first volume is side-stapled all others are bound. Book Conditions : Very Good; no makings to text; light wear predominantly rubbing to covers and cover corner curling; stain to top left front cover of last volume. 
Price: 65.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
17 Conestoga Crossroads : Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1730 - 1790 Wood, Dr. Jerome H., Jr.
Harrisburg, PA Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 1979 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
An in-depth history of the early years of Lancaster. written to provide a glimpse of the 18th-century community and information for historians. The history ends at 1790, when the town's importance as a distribution center for the western region seems to have stopped. Light DJ with B&W landscape image, blue cloth boards with gold seal on cover, spine titles; map-illustrated endpapers; x, 305 pp. Numerous illustrations: photo images, drawings, charts and tables. Condition: Good; binding strong, slight wear to cover only on corner tips and corners of spine ends, several small edge tears to jacket, occasional light pen underlining. 
Price: 24.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@adamstownbooks.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com