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HAWK'S NEST, OR THE LAST OF THE CAHOONSHEES, A TALE OF THE DELAWARE VALLEY AND HISTORICAL ROMANCE OF 1690, James M. Allerton,
1 HAWK'S NEST, OR THE LAST OF THE CAHOONSHEES, A TALE OF THE DELAWARE VALLEY AND HISTORICAL ROMANCE OF 1690 James M. Allerton,
Port Jervis, NY The Gazette, Book & Job Print, [1892] Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
American Indian; Military; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246, [6] pages; Hawk's Nest, or the Last of the Cahoonshees, a Tale of the Delaware Valley and Historical Romance of 1690. Binders stamp on fpep "Henry Maine, Book Binder, Port Jervis, NY." Most copies of this book are found in their original printed wraps. However, this is a fairly unique copy, bound by a binder in the same town as the publisher. The tale relates to this same area of New York, in the valleys of the Delaware and Neversink rivers, where Tom Quick, the Indian slayer hid out and wreaked havoc on the Native American population in the area in the name of vengeance. He is the main character in this tale. Contents tight, occasional scattered foxing, interior hinges cracked. Binding soiled, a rubbed through spot at spine, corners rubbed through and bumped, a gnawed spot at lower rear corner. Laid in is a book dealer's catalog description. 31791 
Price: 211.03 USD
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HISTORY OF THE OLD CHERAWS: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ABORIGINES OF THE PEDEE, THE FIRST WHITE SETTLEMENTS, THEIR SUBSEQUENT PROGRESS, CIVIL CHANGES, THE STRUGGLE OF THE REVOLUTION, AND GROWTH OF THE COUNTRY AFTERWARD, EXTENDING FROM ABOUT A.D. 1730 TO, Rev. Alexander Gregg
2 HISTORY OF THE OLD CHERAWS: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ABORIGINES OF THE PEDEE, THE FIRST WHITE SETTLEMENTS, THEIR SUBSEQUENT PROGRESS, CIVIL CHANGES, THE STRUGGLE OF THE REVOLUTION, AND GROWTH OF THE COUNTRY AFTERWARD, EXTENDING FROM ABOUT A.D. 1730 TO Rev. Alexander Gregg
Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co. , Inc. 1967 80 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
American Indian; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 629 pages; History of the Old Cheraws: Containing an Account of the Aborigines of the Pedee, The First White Settlements, Their Subsequent Progress, Civil Changes, the Struggle of the Revolution, and Growth of the Country Afterward, Extending from About A. D. 1730 to 1810 with Notice of Families and Sketches of Individuals . Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce local history relating to the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, composed of the northeastern counties of the state. This is an expanded version of the 1867 first edition with added illustrations and 28 maps along with addenda. The work is illustrated with many photographic plates and numerous area maps. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Occasional pencil marking. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". There is a scrape to edge of last 50 leaves to a width and depth of 1/64". 29240 
Price: 225.55 USD
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