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A FOURTH LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND. ON THE CONDUCT OF THE M-RS IN ALLIANCES, FLEETS, AND ARMIES, SINCE THE FIRST DIFFERENCES ON THE OHIO, TO THE TAKING OF MINORCA BY THE FRENCH., Shebbeare, John
1 A FOURTH LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND. ON THE CONDUCT OF THE M-RS IN ALLIANCES, FLEETS, AND ARMIES, SINCE THE FIRST DIFFERENCES ON THE OHIO, TO THE TAKING OF MINORCA BY THE FRENCH. Shebbeare, John
London M. Collier, 1756 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
History, British; History, France; Seven Years War; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [4], 108 pages; A Fourth Letter To The People of England. On the Conduct of the M-rs in Alliances, Fleets, and Armies, since the first DIFFERENCES ON THE OHIO, to the taking of Minorca by the French. Disbound, half-title chipped with small holes. British foreign relations during the years leading up to the Seven Years' War. Sabin 80046; Howes S368.; 0 32327 
Price: 281.06 USD
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A GENERAL HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND, FROM THE DISCOVERY TO MDCLXXX, Rev. William Hubbard.
2 A GENERAL HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND, FROM THE DISCOVERY TO MDCLXXX Rev. William Hubbard.
Massachusetts Historical Society / Cambridge: Hilliard & Metcalf. 1815 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Vi, [8], 7-676 pages; Ull leather binding, with spine label intact. With binding tight, hinges reinforced-; 0 32692 
Price: 281.95 USD
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A HALF-CENTURY OF CONFLICT [CT IN 2 VOLS], Parkman, Francis
3 A HALF-CENTURY OF CONFLICT [CT IN 2 VOLS] Parkman, Francis
Boston Little Brown & Co. 1892 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Publisher's green cloth, nice appearing, contents VG. Illustrated, maps. ; 0 32368 
Price: 46.95 USD
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COLUMBUS, Peter Sammartino
4 COLUMBUS Peter Sammartino
Whitestone NY Griffon House Publications 1987 First Edition Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages; An essay on Volumbs by the President Emeritus of Fairleigh Dickonson. ; 0 34172 
Price: 23.45 USD
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DISCOURSES ON PUBLIC OCCASIONS IN AMERICA. [G], Smith, William
5 DISCOURSES ON PUBLIC OCCASIONS IN AMERICA. [G] Smith, William
London A. Millar, R. Griffiths, and D. Wilson, and G. Keith 1762 Second Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Missionaries; Braddock; French And Indian War; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, i - vi, 7- 224 [2] 160 pages; Handsomely rebound in later polished calf, raised bands with gilt trim, black leather spine label. The last 160pp consists of appendix and postcripts. Covers firm, text very tight, one original blank retained at rear, minor aging, partial losses at bottom margin of last ca. 60 pages but no loss to text as it is well away from it. Sabin 84600. U. S. IANA S688. With important discussions on the French and Indian War and the cruelty of the French and Indians on the frontier, a letter on Braddock's defeat, education in New York and Pennsylvania, missionary work among the Indians, and others. Initially published in 1759; this is the Second Issue of Second Edition (only difference is in listing of booksellers on title page). Adt'l graphics available of title page and margin loss. ; 0 28340 
Price: 328.95 USD
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6 FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN HISTORY [COMPLETE IN 2 VOLS] Lord, John, and Patton, J. B
N Y, N Y Fords, Howard, & Hulbert 1882 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B/w; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xlvii, 614; 615-1216, [4] pages; Publisher's blue cloth, clean. ; 0 29224 
Price: 84.55 USD
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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE [CT IN 5 VOLS, SIGNED], Woodrow Wilson
7 HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE [CT IN 5 VOLS, SIGNED] Woodrow Wilson
NY Harper & Brothers 1902 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
AMERICANA; B/W, color, sepia; Width: 7" Height: 10.5"; 349; 368; 347; 343; 337 pages; HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE [CT IN 5 VOLS, SIGNED] Limited edition of this work signed by Woodrow Wilson on copyright/limitation page. This copy number 240 of 350 copies of the "Alumni Edition." Antique decorative set , original binding in gray paper-covered boards with white cloth spines with paper label. Spines toned, midl shelf wear, paper labels with wear. Liberally illustrated in b/w [occasionally color or sepia with tissue covers ], historical facsimile autographs, coinage, facsimiles, textural cuts and full page [occasionally double page with hinged attachment], plates, maps. Text leaves with untrimmed edges. Sewn binding. Volumes show external wear, with darkening and smudging to spines. Front cover of final volume has two small stains (one of which is faint) , with spine of the same also showing small stain. Third volume shows light spotting to upper portion of front cover. Books are solidly bound. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. Running against Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party candidate Theodore Roosevelt and Republican candidate William Howard Taft, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912. In his first term as President, Wilson persuaded a Democratic Congress to pass major progressive reforms. Historian John M. Cooper argues that, in his first term, Wilson successfully pushed a legislative agenda that few presidents have equaled, and remained unmatched up until the New Deal. This agenda included the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act and an income tax. Child labor was curtailed by the Keating-Owen Act of 1916, but the U. S. Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in 1918. He also had Congress pass the Adamson Act, which imposed an 8-hour workday for railroads. Wilson, after first sidestepping the issue, became a major advocate for the women's suffrage. Narrowly re-elected in 1916, he had full control of American entry into World War I, and his second term centered on World War I and the subsequent peace treaty negotiations in Paris. He based his re-election campaign around the slogan, "He kept us out of war", but U. S. Neutrality was challenged in early 1917 when the German government began unrestricted submarine warfare despite repeated strong warnings, and tried to enlist Mexico as an ally. In April 1917, Wilson asked Congress to declare war. During the war, Wilson focused on diplomacy and financial considerations, leaving the waging of the war itself primarily in the hands of the Army. On the home front in 1917, he began the United States' first draft since the American Civil War, raised billions of dollars in war funding through Liberty Bonds, set up the War Industries Board, promoted labor union cooperation, supervised agriculture and food production through the Lever Act, took over control of the railroads, and suppressed anti-war movements. During his term in office, Wilson gave a well-known Flag Day speech that fueled the wave of anti-German sentiment sweeping the country in 1917-18. In the late stages of the war, Wilson took personal control of negotiations with Germany, including the armistice. In 1918, he issued his Fourteen Points, his view of a post-war world that could avoid another terrible conflict. In 1919, he went to Paris to create the League of Nations and shape the Treaty of Versailles, with special attention on creating new nations out of defunct empires. In 1919, Wilson engaged in an intense fight with Henry Cabot Lodge and the Republican-controlled Senate over giving the League of Nations power to force the U. S. Into a war. Wilson collapsed with a debilitating stroke that left his wife in control until he left office in March 1921. The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles, the U. S. Never joined the League, and the Republicans won a landslide in 1920 by denouncing Wilson's policies. An intellectual with very high writing standards, he was also a highly effective partisan campaigner as well as legislative strategist. A Presbyterian of deep religious faith, Wilson appealed to a gospel of service and infused a profound sense of moralism into his idealistic internationalism, now referred to as "Wilsonian". Wilsonianism calls for the United States to enter the world arena to fight for democracy, and has been a contentious position in American foreign policy. For his sponsorship of the League of Nations, Wilson was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize ; 0 33327 
Price: 2815.30 USD
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LOSSING'S NEW HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT TO THE PRESENT TIME, Lossing, Benson J.
8 LOSSING'S NEW HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT TO THE PRESENT TIME Lossing, Benson J.
Gay Brothers & Co [1884] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 792, lii, [1] pages; LOSSING'S NEW HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, From the Discovery of the American Continent to the Present Time. Contents mildy toned. First three leaves with water stain to lower right margin. Publisher's ornate green cloth binding. ; 0 31296 
Price: 42.25 USD
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MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED. WILLIAMS, WILLIAM [SIGNER OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE], Williams, William, 1731-1811,
9 MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED. WILLIAMS, WILLIAM [SIGNER OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE] Williams, William, 1731-1811,
Williams, William, 1731-1811, 1794 Framed Very Good with no dust jacket 
AMERICANA; Declaration Of Independence; B&W Illustrations; 2 pages; Manuscript Document Signed. Williams, William. [Lebanon? , Connecticut], Jan. 29, 1794. 1 p. , 4to; some staining & darkening. Framed with portrait, also framed with related partly-printed document. Williams, William, 1731-1811, Signer of The Declaration of Independence from Connecticut. May be shipped without glass. ; 0 32716 
Price: 704.95 USD
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THE HISTORICAL WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION...., Hh Morgan
10 THE HISTORICAL WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION.... Hh Morgan
Indianapolis Ward Pub Co 1892 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Exposition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 840 pages; Interior hinges cosmetically cracked. Lacking last patterned endpaper. Multi panel color frontis foldout intact. Binding solid. Contents generally VG. ; 0 32041 
Price: 65.75 USD
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THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY: OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE. WORCESTER, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21ST, 1818, Publisher William Manning
11 THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY: OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE. WORCESTER, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21ST, 1818 Publisher William Manning
Worcester Mass Isaiah Thomas, 1818 First Edition Newspaper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Folio 13" - 23" tall; 4 pages; 19.5 x 12.5" large sheet folded in half to make 4 pages. Isaiah Thomas, published "The Only Sure Guide to the English Tongue." Various ads for farms, Law Books, etc. In large plastic bag with light card backing. ; 0 33578 
Price: 46.95 USD
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