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1 Alvord, Clarence Walworth. The Mississippi Valley in British Politics: A Study of the Trade, Land Speculation, and Experiments in Imperialism Culminating in the American Revolution.
Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1917. 
Volume I (of 2) only. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), top edge gilt, uncut, 358 pp. Maps. Howes A195. Near-Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Clark, William Bell. Ben Franklin's Privateers: A Naval Epic of the American Revolution.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1956). First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), vii + 198 pp. Fine, in a Near-Fine, mylar portected dust jacket. From dust jacket: Ben Franklin's Privateers discloses a hitherto hidden activity of that great American and reveals him in a new guise -- as a humanitarian. Here is told the exciting story of how, to achieve the release of more of his fellow countrymen from English prisons, he launched against British commerce three privateers with American commissions. The commissioning of the cutters -- Black Prince, Black Princess, and Fearnot -- was but an expeditious means of securing Englishmen to redeem his countrymen through a prisoner-for-prisoner exchange with England. Thus it was that the good Dr. Franklin, as an American Commissioner to the Court of Versailles, found himself in a unique position. For in the third year of the American Revolution he was made Judge of the Admiralty in Paris, a position the versatile Franklin could have handled with ease had it not been for the fact that his privateers were already ravaging the British sea lanes... 
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3 Gilbert, Julia Finch; et al. Truths and Traditions of the Daughters of the Cincinnati.
New York: The Knickerbacker Press, 1931. 
Presentation copy, signed by Julia Finch Gilbert, President of the Society of the Daughters of the Cincinnati. Octavo, blue & white cloth (hardcover), tissue-protected frontis., uncut, upper edge gilt, 104 pp. Tear to upper joint; otherwise, an attractive copy. 
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4 Patterson, Emma L. Peekskill in the American Revolution.
Peekskill, NY: The Friendly Town Association, 1944. Peekskill Bicentennial Issues. Second Edition. 
Octavo, softbound, x, 184 pp. Illustrated. Very Good. 
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5 Ramsay, David. The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina, From a British Province to an Independent State.
Trenton: Printed by Isaac Collins, 1785. 
Two Volumes. First Edition of the first book to obtain an American copyright. Octavo, old calf repaired and rebacked, calf labels, xx, 453 pp + xx, 574 pp. Includes 1 (of 5) original map, 3 are supplied in photocopy and 1 is lacking; also six of the first ten pages of the Preface in Volume I are supplied as photocopies, the remaining four other pages are lacking; moderate foxing. Yet, a nearly complete set of a very scarce and important title. Howes R36. With all faults. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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6 Sherburne, John Henry. Life and Character of the Chevalier John Paul Jones, A Captain in the Navy of the United States, During Their Revolutionary War.
Washington: Sold by Wilder & Campbell, New York..., 1825. First Edition. 
Howes S393. Octavo, original cloth-backed boards, 364 pp. Lacks frontis. portrait. Worn, cloth spine is fragile. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Snape, Sue Ellen. Mighty Liberrty Men.
Rehoboth, Massachusetts: Rehoboth Revolutionary War Bicentennial Commission, 1976. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), illus. endpapers, 192 pp. Near-Fine. Contents: Introduction; Daily Life; Social Status; Spiritual Thought; Industry; Neighborhoods: Rehoboth Village, Carpenter, Bliss and Peck, Hornbine, Oak Swamp; Rebellion and Independence; near and Distant Battlefields; Final Years of Fighting; Aftermath; Houses of the Revolutionary Period: Northeast Section, Northwest Section, Southeast Section, Southwest Section; Bibliography; Notes; Index; Map Index; Subscriber List. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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