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1 "The Dye Is Now Cast": The Road to American Independence, 1774-1776 
Miller, Lillian B.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press for National Portrait Gallery, 1975. First Edition
Softcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. 
Stiff illus. wraps. Light shelf wear, light soiling to bottom text block edge, slight creasing at bottom front corner. Square, uncreased binding. xvi,328 pp., illus. 025815 
Price: 4.95 USD
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2 1840 Census of Pennsylvania Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services 
Closson, Bob and Mary (compilers)
Apollo, PA: Self-Published (Closson Press), 1978. First Edition
Original Wraps 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. N/A 
"A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshals of the Several Judicial District under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census." 36 pp., paper wraps. Slight handling wear, former owner embossed stamp on title pg. Clean interior. 003750 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 A History of Quaker Government in Pennsylvania - Volume II: The Quakers in the Revolution 
Sharpless, Isaac
Philadelphia, PA: T. S. Leach and Co., 1899. 1st Edition
Original Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Not Issued Book 
Putty cloth, lettered in gold foil. Volume II only (of 2). Slight shelf wear, text block edges a bit toned by age, slight binding lean. Firm binding, clean interior. Former owner's book plate mounted on front fixed endpaper. [viii],255 pp., illus. 040048 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 A History of Schenectady During the Revolution, To Which is Appended A Contribution to the Individual Records of the Inhabitants of the Schenectady District During That Period 
Hanson, Willis T., Jr.
Privately Printed, 1916. First Edition
Hard Cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Good. Ex-Library 
Gray 1/4 cloth, bordered in gilt, gray paper over boards, gilt on black title label on upper spine panel, deckled edges. Withdrawn from non-circulating library, marked/stamped but not objectionably with an otherwise clean interior, moderately soiled/toned covers, rubbed extremities and corners showing some exposure to underboards. Minor chipping to edges of title label, a bit frayed at head of spine. Perforation stamp to upper title page. ix,304 pp. 1st edition: July 1916. 011974 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 American Historical Prints - Books - Broadsides - Maps From the Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. J. William Middendorf II [Sotheby Park Bernet auction catalog, 1973] [The Middendorf Collection] 
Middendorf, J. William II
New York: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1973. First Edition
Softcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Very Good. 
Stiff color illus. wraps. Mild shelf/handling wear. 94 pp., 156 entries, most illus. Some prices realized notations internally. 032336 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 American Maps and Map Makers of the Revolution [Philip Freneau Press Bicentennial Series on the American Revolution] 0912480025 / 9780912480022
Guthorn, Peter J.
Monmouth Beach, NJ: Philip Freneau Press, 1966. 1st Edition
Hardcover Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Near Fine. Not Issued Book 
Teal green cloth, lettered in gold foil. Slight shelf wear with several moisture spots to lower front cover cloth, a bit discolored at a few points along binding. Endpapers toned along hinges, otherwise clean interior. 48 pp., illus. 041020 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 An Account of the Battle of Bunker Hill, Compiled from Authentic Sources 
Pulsifer, David
Boston, MA: A. Williams and Co., 1872. 1st Edition
Soft cover 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Very Good. N/A Book 
Limp royal blue textured cloth, lettered in gilt. Covers lightly soiled, with slight rubbing along joints. 75 pp., folding frontis. map. Light dampstaining extends from fore-edge through most of text block, a relatively minor cosmetic distraction, map also dampstained. Minor chipping to flyleaves' fore-edges. 040073 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Annals of Phoenixville and Its Vicinity: From the Settlement to the Year 1871, Giving the Origin and Growth of the Borough, with Information Concerning the Adjacent Townships of Chester and Montgomery Counties and the Valley of the Schuylkill 
Pennypacker, Samuel Whitaker
Philadelphia, PA: Bavis and Pennypacker for Samuel W. Pennypacker, 1872. First Edition
Buckram 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Not Issued 
Original 1872 edition, rebound in dark blue buckram, spine panel lettered in gilt. 295 pp., illus., frontis. map. Modestly rubed edges and joints. Text block edges somewhat toned by age. Minor loss to bottom corners of the first several leaves, a minor issue, not affecting any text; some spotting to the blank verso of one of the panels of the folding frontis. map. Signed by former owner Frances W. Pennypacker on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. An exceptional local history. Scarce. Howes P 211. 030829 
Price: 95.00 USD
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9 Annals of the American Revolution 
Morse, Jedidiah (editor)
Hartford, CT: Self-Published, 1824. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good. 
Newly rebound in brown cloth, with spine lettered in gold foil, new head- and tail-bands, new endsheets. 400,50 pp., lacks title page and frontis., otherwise complete, with 5 (of 6, lacking frontis.) engraved plates (1 folding). Text block edges somewhat soiled, interior showing foxing/soiling typical of its age, generally light, ranging to moderate. Howes M 840a, Sabin 50927. Functional, durable copy, presenting "as new" by virtue of rebinding. 017898 
Price: 125.00 USD
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10 Annual Proceedings 1902-1903, Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution ["The Camp on the Neshaminy," Bucks County, Pennsylvania] 
Jones, Charles Henry (main author)
Philadelphia, PA: Sons of the Revolution, 1903. First Edition
Cloth 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. VG+. N/A 
Tan 3/4 cloth, royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt, patterned endpapers, deckled edges. Minimally ex-library, non-circulating institutional collection, with small call label on lower spine, else unmarked. Front flyleaf shows gift inscription to Bucks County Historical Society, 1915. Lightly soiled cloth, a few light surface marks on rear panel. List of officers of General Society; founders of the Pennsylvania Society, with lists of officers, managers, standing committees, and color guard 1902-03; officers, managers, delegates from organization (1888) to date of publication (1903); proceedings of the 15th annual meeting and report, evacuation day address 1903: "Neshaminy Camp," Bucks County, Pennsylvania, also titled "The Camp on the Neshaminy," by Charles Henry Jones (pp. 55-88). Scarce. 016966 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Arnold's March from Cambridge to Quebec: A Critical Study Together with a Reprint of Arnold's Journal 1556131941 / 9781556131943
Smith, Justin H.
Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1998. Facsimile Reprint Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Book 
Stiff light pink wraps, lettered in red. Minor shelf wear, text block edges a bit toned by age. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior beyond former owner's signature along top edge inside front cover. xix,498 pp., illus. Facsimile reprint of original 1903 edition. 040818 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Ballads and Poems Relating to the Burgoyne Campaign [Kennikat American Bicentennial Series] 0804612846 / 9780804612845
Stone, William L. (annotations)
Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1970. First Thus
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Not Issued 
Reissue of original 1893 edition. 359 pp., illus. Dark blue cloth, gilt lettering. Virtually as issued, slightly soiled text block edge. 006698 
Price: 14.50 USD
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13 Barry or Jones: "Father of the U. S. Navy" - Historical Reconnaissance [SIGNED] 
Fink, Leo Gregory
Philadelphia, PA: Jefferies and Manz, 1962. First Edition
Softcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Signed by Author
Stiff pictorial wraps, French flaps. Light shelf wear. Firm, square binding. Light foxing inside cover, otherwise clean. 138 pp., illus. Signed by author on title page. 031526 
Price: 8.50 USD
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14 Battleground: South Carolina in the Revolution 
Ripley, Warren
Charleston, SC: Post-Courier/News & Courier and Evening Post, 1983. First Edition
Softcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. 
Stiff color illus. wraps. Very slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. [x],247 pp., illus., maps. 031098 
Price: 6.50 USD
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15 Be Glad Then America: A Decent Entertainment from the Thirteen Colonies [The Libretto of a Musical and Dramatic Entertainment] [SIGNED] 
La Montaine, John
State College, PA and Hollywood, CA: Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, Pennsylvania State University / Fredonia Press, 1976. First Edition
Soft Cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. VG+. Signed by Author
Ivory stiff paper, 44 pp., illus. Modestly soiled front cover with creasing to top corner, wear to top corners of some interior leaves. Signed by author in red marker on front cover; unfortunately also signed on front cover by a shameless former owner. 005913 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Benjamin Franklin and His Circle: A Catalogue of an Exhibition 
Winlock, H. E. (pref.), R. T. H. Halsey, Agnes D. Peters, Joseph Downs, and Marshall Davidson (essays)
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1936. First Edition
Softcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. 
Light brown wraps, lettered in black. Modestly soiled covers, slight separation at both spine extremities. Firm binding, clean interior. ix,155 pp., 356 catalogued objects. Limited to 2,000 copies issued May 1936. 026116 
Price: 9.50 USD
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17 Birthplace of an Army: A Study of the Valley Forge Encampment 091112487X / 9780911124873
Trussell, John B. B., Jr.
Harrisburg, PA: PHMC, 1998. 
Softcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. 
Stiff pictorial wraps. 5th ptg. Light shelf wear. Square, uncreased binding. [ii],iv,145 pp., illus. 027083 
Price: 5.00 USD
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18 British Redcoat 1740-1793 [Warrior Series] 1855325543 / 9781855325548
Reid, Stuart
Botley, Oxford, U.K.: Osprey Publishing, 1997. 1st Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Book Richard Hook 
Stiff illus. wraps. Slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. 64 pp., illus. in color, b&w. 4th ptg.: 2001. 040684 
Price: 8.50 USD
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19 Bunker Hill: Notes and Queries on a Famous Battle [#429/535] 
Murdock, Harold
Boston: The Riverside Press for Houghton Mifflin, 1927. First Edition
Cloth 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. VG+. No Jacket 
Red cloth, paper title label mounted on upper spine panel. Modest shelf wear, cloth ligthtly soiled, title label somewhat toned. Top front corner bumped and a bit soft. x,150 pp., illus. with plates protected by captioned guards, folding map at rear. Former owner's signature on front pastedown, address stamp on rear pastedown and on blank verso of rear map, otherwise unmarked. Firm binding, clean interior, deckled text block edges. No. 429 of an edition limited to 535 copies (500 for sale), numbered by hand on rear colophon. Lacking slipcase. 033417 
Price: 60.00 USD
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20 Captain Gideon Olmsted, Connecticut Privateersman, Revolutionary War {#45/200] 
Middlebrook, Louis F.
Salem, MA: Newcomb and Gauss Go., Publishers, 1933. First Edition
Hard Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good-VG. Good 
Light blue ribbed 1/4 cloth, gray paper-covered boards, spine panel lettered in gilt, front cover in black. Dampstained/mildews-spotted (not active) along spine panel and cloth portion of front cover (not extending to interior), mild dampstaining and surface paper loss at lower front corner, interior unaffected except for lower front flyleaf (minimally). Former owner signature and date in pencil on front flyleaf. No. 45 of an edition limited to 200 copies. ix,172 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Text block clean and intact, binding firm. Dust jacket dampstained along spine panel, rubbed along front joint, moderately soiled, with loss at bottom front corner and along lower front flap fold, now in archival mylar. Overall, a structurally decent copy showing essentially cosmetic defects of a very scarce issue in exceptionally scarce jacket. 022994 
Price: 125.00 USD
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21 Captive Americans: Prisoners During the American Revolution 0821402293 / 9780821402290
Bowman, Larry G.
Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1976. First Edition
Soft Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. 
Stiff illus. wraps. A few thumbing creases to covers, otherwise nicely preserved. 017695 
Price: 22.50 USD
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22 Catalogue of Manuscripts and Relics in Washington's Head-Quarters, Newburgh, New York, with Historical Sketch, and Descriptive Sketches of Revolutionary Localities in Vicinity [Catalogue Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh, N.Y.] 
Ruttenber, E. M.
Newburgh, NY: Journal Publishing House and Book-Bindery, 1890. First Thus
Decorative Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. Not Issued 
Dark brown cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt on front cover. A bit frayed at spine extremities, corners lightly bumped. Cloth is slightly separated along front joint, but joint and binding are absolutely firm. 102 pp., b&w frontis., additional drawings and maps, catalogue with more than 900 objects. Appears to be 1st thus of a second edition, and the first to be issued in hardcover, expanding upon an 1879 edition issued in wraps. 028967 
Price: 45.00 USD
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23 Catalogue of: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty -- Land -- Warrant Application Files / American Revolutionary War Service Records and General Index [Publication Number M804] 

Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 
Soft Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. 
Catalogue of records available through the National Archives Microfilm Rental Program. Stiff paper wraps. 72,7 pp. A few annotations, slight shelf wear. 017628 
Price: 20.00 USD
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24 Catholics and the American Revolution [Volume III] 
Griffin, Martin I. J.
Philadelphia, PA: Self-Published, 1911. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. 
Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt, deckled edges, top edge in gilt. Minor soiling, rubbed spine extremities, call label on lower spine panel. Several stamps from monastery library, otherwise unmarked. Volume III [3] only, No. 490 of 1,000. [xiii],400 pp., with list of 502 patrons at front. 009180 
Price: 95.00 USD
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25 Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian War, 1754-1763 0936340134 / 9780936340135
Stephenson, R. S.
Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Regional History Center, 2005. 1st Edition
Soft cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Very Good. Book 
Stiff color illus. wraps, French flaps. Some handling wear. Firm, square binding, clean and unmarked interior. x,108 pp., illus. in color. Scarce. 037259 
Price: 25.00 USD
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