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Revolutionary Era America From Motte & Bailey, Booksellers


A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island; Written with Care With Care and Impartiality, from Authentic Materials

By Pease, John C. and John M. Niles

Hartford, CT: William S. Marsh, 1819. Leather Bound Hardcover. Good. Octavo (standard size). Rebacked in leather with worn, unreadable original label, Orignal board in treecalf leather, scuffed and scratched. Pages slightly tanned, a few more so than others. Both maps present, with very slight tears at edges of folds and some creases at corners. The RI map has a tear repaired with archival backing, Both frontis is present, opposite the title page. Last page has a closed tear at top of page, and a repaired one along the side. viii, 389 p. Only edition of this thorough work on these two New Wngland states, with descriptions of each county, most towns, manufacturing, population, biographies of important citizens, and much more. Howes P166, Sabin 59466. An entertaining and detailed survey of a particular area and time in early American history.


Citizen Bachelors : Manhood and the Creation of the United States

By McCurdy, John Gilbert

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. xi, 268 p. w/ index, extensive endnotes. A study of how Americans viewed bachelorhood in before and after the Revolutionary War, from suspicion to desirability.


Reinterpretation of the Formation of the American Constitution. The Gaspar G. Bacon Lectures on the Constitution of the United States.

By Brown, Robert Eldon

Boston: Boston University Press, 1963. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/no dust jacket. Thin Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Head and Heel of spine bumped. 63 p. with notes from the former owner, Prof. H. R. King, professor of History at Michigan State University. Brown argues that rather than being drafted by men of property, the Constitution represents middle class interests.


Franklin and William Pitt : Franklin's Letter of January 21, 1775. Indiana University Library Publications No. 1

By Knollenberg, Bernard

Bloomington: Indiana University Library Publications, 1949. First edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. SIGNED and inscribed by the author. 275 copies printed. Slight wear to edgs and corners. Glue and staplebound, with a noticeable depth to spine. Crease along front where pamphlet was opened. Slight scuffing to covers. 24 p. Includes many small annotations in pencil of a scholarly nature, disputing the assertions of the author. This work is a background and transcription of a long letter, at first thought from Franklin, to an unknown correspondent. The letter details the events in London on 20 January 1775 in the House of Lords on Lord Chatham's motion to reduce tensions with the American colonies, and its subsequent rejection. Current thinking is that the letter was actually written by Jonathan Williams, his great-nephew and secretary who was with Franklin at this time in England. The work is also the first publication by this library, a useful first-hand resource on Revolutionary history, and a good item for a serious Franklin collector.


A King's Colonel at Niagara, 1774 - 1776 : Lt. Col. John Caldwell and the Beginnings of the American Revolution on the New York Frontier

By Stevens, Paul L.

Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara Association, 1987. First edition. Softcover. Good. Light wear and rubbing to edges of covers with creasing on lower corner of front cover and scuffing to covers. Also small red ink mark on front cover. 96 pages with illustrations, endnotes, and select bibliography.


The Republic Reborn: War and the Making of Liberal America.

By Watts, Steven.

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987. First edition. 1/4 cloth. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing to edges of boards. Dj has light wear along edges and light scuffing to covers. Minor stainmarks on upper edges of pages. 378 pages with endnotes and index. An interesting study of the how the War of 1812 shaped American politics.