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21 Smith, William, D. D. Discourses on Public Occasions in America.
London: Printed for A. Millar, D. Wilson, and T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1762. Second Edition (with additional material), first issue. 
Octavo, bound in later 3/4 morocco & marbled boards, [xvi], 224, [34], 39-160 pp. Steel engraved plate of St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, added as a frontis at time of rebinding. Very Good; spine badly faded, some scuffing to binding; interior clean and tight. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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22 Taylor, John. Constitution Construed, and Constitution Vindicated.
Richmond: Printed by Shepherd & Pollard, 1820. First Edition. 
John Taylor (1753-1824) served in the Virginia House of Delegates (1779-81, 1783-85, 1796-1800) and in the United States SEnate (1792-94, 1803, 1822-24). He wrote extensively on constitutional and political questions. This work is of signficance to his political theories and ultimately to the understanding of Southern justification for secession in 1861. Generally aligned with Jeffersonian Republicanism, Taylor's writings -- and this book in particular -- provided inspiration to the later states' rights and libertarian movements. Octavo, original calf rebacked preserving the original spine and calf label (hardcover, leather), [ii], iv, 344 pp. Howes T59, Sabin 94486. Text is toned and foxed. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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23 Tunis, Edwin. Colonial Living.
Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, [1957]. 
Quarto, tan cloth, burgundy letters, [157] pp. Illus. with b & w sketches, throughout. Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with several small, tape repaired chips along edges. “Here, in the inimitable Tunis style, is a vigorous recreation of 17th and 18th century America -- of the everyday living of those sturdy men and women who carved a way of life out of the wilderness. In lively text and accurate drawings we see the dugouts and wigwams of New England's first settlers and the houses they learned to build against the cruel winters; the snug Dutch and Flemish farmhouses of Nieuw Amersterdam; the homes of the early planters in the South which would one day e kitchens for the houses they dreamed of building when tobacco made them rich. [Tunis] shares all with his reader -- the building of houses, with their trunnels, girts, and hand-hewn beams, the spinning of yarn and its weaving and dyeing, the making of candles and soap, the intricate business of cooking on the open hearth with lug poles, cranes, bake kettles, and spits. He describes the early crops, and pictures the implements and animals used to produce them; in detailed pictures we see again the tools and products of the craftsmen -- the blacksmith, the copper, the miller, the joiner, and the silversmith. Here, too, are the clothes they wore, from the velvet pelisse of the palnter's wife to the iron collar and rough garments of the bondsman. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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24 Wagman, John. On This Day in America: An Illustrated Almanac of History, Sports, Science, and Culture.
New York: Gallery Books, [1990]. 
Quarto, white leatherette & navy blue board (hardcover), gilt letters, [365] pp. Fine, in a tape repaired (though still attractive) dust jacket. Provides a fascinating perspective on the almost five hundred years of the American experience, from 1492 through the 1980s. With over 4,000 facts and more than 340 archival photographs and vintage prints in a day-by-day format. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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25 Willis, N. P. L'Amerique Pittoresque, ou Vues des Terres, des Lacs et des Fleuves des Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Traduit de l'Anglais par L. de Bauclas.
London: Georges Virtue, 1840. 
Two volumes. Quarto, half black calf & patterned cloth (hardcover), marbled endpapers, marbled edges, 140 pp + 106 pp. One steel engraved map, 121 steel engraved plates after drawings by W. H. Bartlett. Very Good; light shelf wear, engraved titles have some foxing, otherwise clean and tight. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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26 Willson, Beckles. America's Ambassadors to England (1785-1929): A Narrative of Anglo-American Diplomatic Relations.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1929. 
1st edition. Octavo, gilt-stamped blue cloth, uncut, xiv, 497 pp. Portraits. Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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27 Wison, Woodrow; Lane, Franklin K.; Roosevelt, Theodore. Americanism. Addresses by Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States at the Convention Hall, Philadelphia, May 10, 1915; Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior of the United States, New York, January 11, 1919; Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, New York, October 12, 1915.
Americanization Department , Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, n.d. 
Octavo, paperbound (stapled stiff blue wrappers), 27pp. Near-Fine with fading to edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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28 Wygrandt, Cornelius. A Passing America: Considerations of Things of Yesterday Fast Fading from Our World.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1932. 
Octavo, green cloth, (hardcover), blue spinal labels, gilt letters, xxi, 330 pp. Very Good, with darkened spine and speckling to page edges. Illus. with b & w plates. Contents: Covered Bridges -- Katydids and Tree-Toads; Quills and Quillwork; The Old Gray Hen -- Supper, Country Presses; Of Coach Dogs, Germantown Wagons and Meeting House Sheds -- The Catherine Pear, Feather Beds; Oleander, Jasmine and Daphne -- Bonnets and Broadbrims; Flatirons, Fishbones and Thank-You-Ma'ams; The Doom of the Chestnut Tree -- Boots, Gypsy Vans; Buckwheat, Indoors and Out -- Of Mauls and Gumwood, Venetian Blinds; Purple Parties -- Log Cabins, Greek; Cedar Incorruptible -- Oxen, Brandied Peaches; Index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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29 [MacPherson, James.] A Short History of the Opposition during the Last Session of Parliament. The Third Edition.
London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1779. 
Octavo, new wrappers, vi, 58 pp. Crisp and clean; Near-Fine. “The Author of the following Essay has long entertained an opinion, that the most formidable foes of Great Britain were nursed in her own bosom: These, under the masque of Patriotism, fomented rebellion in her Colonies; and by exposing her pretended weakness, created a combination of powerful States, not only against her interest, but her very existance, as a great and independent Kingdom.” 
Price: 150.00 USD
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