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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 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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3 Patton, Robert H. Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution.
New York: Pantheon Books, (2008). First Edition, stated. 
Signed by the Author. Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, xxii, 291 pp. Near-Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: They were legalized pirates empowered by the Continental Congress to raid and plunder, at their own considerable risk, as much enemy trade as they could successfully haul back to America's shores; they played a central role in America's struggle for independence and later turned their seafaring talents to the slave trade, embodying the conflict between enterprise and morality central to the American psyche. In Patriot Pirates, Robert H. Patton, grandson of the battlefield genius of World War II, writes that during America's Revolutionary War, what began in 1775 as a New England fad -- converting vivilian vessels to fast-sailing warships and defying the Royal Navy's overwhelming firepower to snatch its merchant shipping -- became a massie seaborne insurgency that ravaged the British economy and helped to win America's independence. More than two thousand privately owned warships were commissioned by Congress to prey on enemy transports, seize them by force, and sell the cargoes for prize money to be divided among the privateer's officers, crewmen, and owners. Patton writes how privateering engaged all levels of Revolutionary life, from the dockyards to the assembly halls; how it gae rise to an often cutthroat network of agents who sold captured goods and sparked wild speculation in purchased shares in privateer ventures, enabling sailors to make more money in a month than they might otherwise earn in a year. As one naval historian has observed, “The great battles of the American Revolution were fought on land, but independence was won at sea.” 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 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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5 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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6 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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