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Colonial America

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1 Independence Hall in American Memory Charlene Mires
Philadelphia PA University of Pennsylvania Press 2002 0812236653 / 9780812236651 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Chronicles the lost history of Independence Hall - cultural center, courtroom, natural science museum, and gathering place for public protests, and how its many uses have shaped meaning in the national memory. Book Condition : Fine; unmarked. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; light shelf wear along edges; small tear at bottom left rear (tape repaired); original price sticker at bottom right rear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 The Rockefellers at Williamsburg: Backstage With the Founders Donald J. Gonzales
McLean VA Epm Pubns Inc 1991 0939009587 / 9780939009589 Hardcover Good Minus Good Minus Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Outlines the idea, financing, publicity , and construction that underlay the Rockefeller's project to restore Colonial Williamsburg. 159 pp. w/ b&w photos (many full page) throughout. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; discoloration to cover edges at top left corner and bottom right (front) and top and bottom center (rear) from water spill - no smell. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; waviness at bottom right front and top center rear edge from water spill; light shelf wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 The Pennsylvania Rifle Dyke, Samuel E.
Lancaster PA Lancaster County Bicentennial Committee 1974 0915010054 / 9780915010059 Soft cover Very Good 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. 61 pp. w/25+ b&w photos, diagrams, and illustrations. Issued 1974 under the auspices of the Lancaster Bicentennial Committee. Book Condition : Very Good; binding tight; no text marks; rubbing to covers, corners, and spine ends. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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4 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: 10.00 USD
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5 William Penn (Riverside Biographical Series) George Hodges
Boston MA Houghto, Mifflin and Company 1901 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Riverside Press Biographical Series, No. 6. 140 pp. w/ b&w frontispiece portrait. Biography and assessment of Penn's "Holy Experiment". Chapters include : A Puritan Boyhood; At oxford; In France and Ireland; Persecution and Controversy; The Settlement of Pennsylvania; and more. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks, bookplate inside front cover; catalog marks at bottom spine and bottom left front cover; tape repair to p. 31; bumping to spine ends; slip and pocket inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Lancaster Architecture, 1719-1927, A Guide to Publicly Accessible Buildings in Lancaster County John J. Snyder Jr.
Lancaster PA Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County 1979 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Lancaster Landmark Series Number 1. Architectural survey of building styles over two centuries in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Discusses : Germanic, Traditional English, Georgian, Federal, Victorian, and Early 20th Century. 36 pp. side-stapled softcover w/ b&w photos throughout. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; minimal wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Junius: Including Letters by the Same Writer, Under Other Signatures (Now First Collected), 2 Volume Set Junius
Philadelphia PA Walker 1836 Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Fair, Ex-College Library. set commonly known as Woodfall's Junius. Title continues "To Which Are Added His Confidential Correspondence with Mr. Wilkes and His Private Letters Addressed to Mr. H.S. Woodfall." Reflections and exhortations on politics in England around the time of the American Revolution. Text in Colonial English. Leather binding, spine has gilt bands and black title label, 857 pp., unillustrated. Condition: Fair, Ex-College Library; much of leather covering is worn off; age toning throughout; chipping to spines, spine ends heavily worn; signs of beginning separation but all boards and pages are intact; usual library markings and labels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Haym Salomon: The Financier of the American Revolution, An Unwritten Chapter in American History Madison C. Peters
New York NY The Trow Press 1911 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
47 pp. w/ photo cover; gilt text block on top. Bio of Polish American financier who helped arrange financial backing for the Colonial government. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks noted, bookplate inside front cover; a few page tip creases; light bumping to spine ends; a few stains to side text block; catalog label at bottom left front cover; pocket and slip inside rear covers; some scuffing and staining to front cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 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
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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
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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
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12 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
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13 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
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14 The golden squaw: Being the story of Mary Jemison, the Irish girl stolen by the Indians from Buchanan Valley, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in 1758 ; a story too strange and grim not to be true Wiiliam W. Whalen
Philadelphia PA Dorance and Company 1926 Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Likely 1st Edition. Fictionalized account of Mary Jemison, an Irish teen enigrant to America. She was captured by the Seneca Indians in Adams County Pennsylvania, became fully assimilated into the tribe and chose to remain with them after the Revolutionary War. Book Condition : Fair; no text marks, owner's name on front free end paper; start of separation at front, tape repair to free end papers and title page; scattered foxing; smudging/staing to covers; bumping to spine ends. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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15 Annals of Tryon County or, The Border Warfare of New York, During the Revolution William W. Cmpbell
New York NY Dodd, Mead and Co. 1924 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
256 pp. w/ one b&w fold out map. 4th Edition of 1831 account of New York border in the American Revolution. Multiple short biographical appendices. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-College Library; two pencil notes, bookplate inside front cover; toning to free end papers; light bumping to spine ends; catalog label on bottom spine; pocket and slip inside rear covers; sunlight fading to spine; mild soiling too covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 William Penn, 1644-1718: A Tercentenary Estimate William Wistar Comfort
Philadelphia PA University of Pennsylvania Press 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Biography and assessment of Penn's "Holy Experiment". Chapters : The Life of William Penn; The Defender of Quakerism; The Apostle of Toleration; The Founder and His Government; and The Man of Letters. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; a couple small stains to text block. Dust jacket Condition : 
Price: 12.00 USD
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