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War Of 1812

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A COMPENDIOUS ACCOUNT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BATTLES OF THE LATE WAR, TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE CURIOUS ADVENTURES OF CORPORAL SAMUEL STUBBS, (A KENTUCKIAN OF 65 YEARS OF AGE.)  [G], [Stubbs (Samuel) ]
1 A COMPENDIOUS ACCOUNT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BATTLES OF THE LATE WAR, TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE CURIOUS ADVENTURES OF CORPORAL SAMUEL STUBBS, (A KENTUCKIAN OF 65 YEARS OF AGE.) [G] [Stubbs (Samuel) ]
Boston William Walter 1817 [1915] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 30 pages; A COMPENDIOUS ACCOUNT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BATTLES OF THE LATE WAR, TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE CURIOUS ADVENTURES OF CORPORAL SAMUEL STUBBS, (A KENTUCKIAN OF 65 YEARS OF AGE. ) This reprint [of the original now almost unobtainable work], of which this is #54 was published in a limited edition of 91, New York, [1915], forms no. 5 of “Heartman’s Historical Series ”. Uncut, paper label . Contents clean, front cover detached. The Compendious Account, pp. 3--14, is an abridgement of John Lathrop’s anonymous “Compendious History of the Late War, ” no. 15043, vol. 4. AAS. Samuel Stubbs account of the War of 1812.. Includes reprint of T P of original edition This reprint itself is quite scarce with AE only recording 4 copies which were sold by Goodspeed between 1917 and 1935. Long Island Historical Society bookplate inside front cover alnong with unobtrusive embossed stamp. 30905 
Price: 328.95 USD
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A HERALD OF THE WEST: AN AMERICAN STORY OF 1811-1815, Joseph A. Altsheler
2 A HERALD OF THE WEST: AN AMERICAN STORY OF 1811-1815 Joseph A. Altsheler
N Y Appleton 1898 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; viii, 359 pages; Blue cloth, contents fine,complete, ink ownership, binding with rubbing & soil. United States--History--War of 1812--Fiction. 31914 
Price: 117.45 USD
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AN IMPARTIAL AND CORRECT HISTORY OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND GREAT BRITAIN; COMPRISING A PARTICULAR DETAIL OF THE NAVAL AND THE MILITARY OPERATIONS. [G], O'Connor, Thomas H.
3 AN IMPARTIAL AND CORRECT HISTORY OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND GREAT BRITAIN; COMPRISING A PARTICULAR DETAIL OF THE NAVAL AND THE MILITARY OPERATIONS. [G] O'Connor, Thomas H.
N Y, N Y John Low, 1817 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Military; AMERICANA; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 336 pages; AN IMPARTIAL AND CORRECT HISTORY OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND GREAT BRITAIN; Comprising a Particular Detail of the Naval and the Military Operations.. Covers detached, contents mild toning and foxing, complete. 6-1/2 x 4". Ex Long Island Historical Society with small bookplate. Markings consist of two stamps in blue ink. 30984 
Price: 75.15 USD
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BARBARITIES OF THE ENEMY. EXPOSED IN A REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES. APPOINTED TO ENQUIRE INTO THE SPIRIT AND MANNER IN WHICH THE WAR HAS BEEN WAGED BY THE ENEMY. AND THE DOCUMENTS ACCOMPANYING SAID REP, House Of Representatives
4 BARBARITIES OF THE ENEMY. EXPOSED IN A REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES. APPOINTED TO ENQUIRE INTO THE SPIRIT AND MANNER IN WHICH THE WAR HAS BEEN WAGED BY THE ENEMY. AND THE DOCUMENTS ACCOMPANYING SAID REP House Of Representatives
Isaac Sturtevant for Remark Dunnell 1814 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 192 pages; Barbarities of the Enemy. Exposed in a Report of the Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States. Appointed to Enquire into the Spirit and Manner in which the war has been waged by the enemy. And the Documents Accompanying said Report . Contemporary calf leather binding. Front cover partially detached. Lacking spine strip. Contents sound, complete and Good, lightly toned with occasional light foxing. Provenance; Samuel Brown Duryea, armorial book plate, Henry Farmer, signature; Ex Long Island Historical Society. Markings consist of two stamps in light ink. Testimony on British ill treatment of prisoners of War of 1812 and disregard for rules of war. 30958 
Price: 150.35 USD
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