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History of the battle of Point Pleasant, fought between white men and Indians at the mouth of the Great Kanawha River now Point Pleasant, West Virginia Monday, October 10th, 1774
1 History of the battle of Point Pleasant, fought between white men and Indians at the mouth of the Great Kanawha River now Point Pleasant, West Virginia Monday, October 10th, 1774
Charleston, WV The Tribune printing company 1909 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Brown cover. Title indented in cover. Some sun fading to cover and very light pencil marking in book. No ink. X library, but with no real damage. Rare early edition, not a reprint.. ; Photos 
Price: 499.97 USD
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The Naval Temple: Containing a Complete History of the Battles Fought by the Navy of the United States from its Establishment in 1794, to the Present Time [Including the Wars with France, and with Tripoli, the Late War with Great Britain, and the Algiers, Badger, Barber
2 Badger, Barber The Naval Temple: Containing a Complete History of the Battles Fought by the Navy of the United States from its Establishment in 1794, to the Present Time [Including the Wars with France, and with Tripoli, the Late War with Great Britain, and the Algiers
Boston Barber Badger 1816 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Original 1816 printing. Brown leather binding has well worn and cracked covers but still attached. Red spine label in good condition. Some yellowing or foxing to pages especially end papers. Engravings in text show some yellowing, but those in back section of book clean and bright. The engravings depict "now legendary battles" Howes K-135. No underlining or highlighting. Sarce if not rare edition. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Elegant Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 258 pages 
Price: 149.97 USD
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Iron Jaw,  A Skipper Tells His Story, Charles N. Bamforth 1895-1975 (Signed by all authors), Bamforth, Charles A. & Richard A. Bamforth
3 Bamforth, Charles A. & Richard A. Bamforth Iron Jaw, A Skipper Tells His Story, Charles N. Bamforth 1895-1975 (Signed by all authors)
Dorrance Pub Co 2002 0805954171 / 9780805954173 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Signed by both authors. The extraordinary life of Captain Charles N. Bamforth spanned most of the twentieth century, beginning with his childhood at the turn of the century and continuing through his retirement and death during the Cold War era. During his sixty years at sea, Captain Bamforth experienced the Depression, two World Wars, and a number of troublesome labor disputes. Through it all, he also had to navigate loneliness, confusion, and marriage to both his family and the sea. His story is told in meticulous detail and with refreshing honesty. Captain Bamforths handwritten diaries, logs, and personal letters all have been carefully compiled by his sons, Charles and Richard, and reveal as much about the hard-working, unassuming courage of the captain as they do about the turbulent times during which he lived. Rare. ; 1.2 x 8.8 x 6 Inches; 436 pages; p; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 19.97 USD
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History Department of Alabama Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States 50th Aniversary 1899-1949 Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States, Brown-Walker-Evans
4 Brown-Walker-Evans History Department of Alabama Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States 50th Aniversary 1899-1949 Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States
Montgomery, AL The Paragon Press 1949 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Brown cover with gilt title and emblem of 50th aniversary. Some foxing to front free end paper, rest of pages are clean. NO MARKINGS. Slight sun damage to spine. Tight binding! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 235 pages 
Price: 12.97 USD
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The Heritage of Russell County, Alabama, Committee
5 Committee The Heritage of Russell County, Alabama
Clanton, Al Heritage Publishing Consultants 2003 1891647636 / 9781891647635 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green leather like cover with gilt print. Large heavy book. Russell County was established by an act of the state general assembly on December 18, 1832, from lands ceded to the state by the Creek Indians. The county seat has changed several times: Girard (1833–1839), Crawford originally Crockettsville (1839–1868), Seale (1868–1935) and Phenix City (1935–present). It was named for War of 1812, Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., 1782–1861, 3rd U.S. Infantry. Its county seat is Phenix City. Its name is in honor of Colonel Gilbert C. Russell, who fought in the wars against the Creek Indians.; Heritage of Alabama series; Vol. 57; Photographs, illustrations, charts; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 586 pages 
Price: 159.97 USD
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Gallows Thief, Cornwell, Bernard
6 Cornwell, Bernard Gallows Thief
New York HarperCollins 2002 0060082739 / 9780060082734 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. A spellbinding historical drama about an ex-soldier in 1820s London who must help rescue an innocent man from Death Row, by bestselling author Bernard Cornwell It is the end of the Napoleonic Wars and England has just fought its last victorious battle against the French. As Rider Sandman and the other heroes of Waterloo begin to make their way back to England, they find a country where corruption, poverty, and social unrest run rampant, and where "justice" is most often delivered at the end of a hangman's noose. Nowhere in London are the streets as busy as in front of Newgate Prison, its largest penitentiary, where mobs gather regularly to watch the terrible spectacle of the doomed men and women on the gallows' stands. Rider Sandman -- whose reputation on the battlefields of France is exceeded only by his renown on the cricket fields of England -- returns home from war to discover his personal affairs in a shambles. Creditors have taken over his estate, leaving him penniless -- and forcing him to release the woman he loves from her obligations to marry him. Desperate to right his situation, he accepts the offer of a job investigating the claims of innocence by a painter due to hang for murder in a few days' time. The Home Secretary makes it clear that this is pro-forma, and that he expects Sandman to rubber-stamp the verdict.But Sandman's investigation reveals that something is amiss -- that there is merit to the young artist's claims. He further discovers that, though the Queen herself has ordered a reinvestigation of the circumstances, someone else does not want the truth revealed. In a race against the clock, Sandman moves from the hellish bowels of Newgate prison to the perfumed drawing rooms of the aristocracy, determined to rescue the innocent man from the rope. As he begins to peel back the layers of an utterly corrupt penal system, he finds himself pitted against some of the wealthiest and most ruthless men in Regency England. Gallows Thief combines the rich historical texture of Edward Rutherford and the taut suspense of Caleb Carr to create an eviscerating portrait of capital punishment in nineteeth-century London. ; 1.09 x 9 x 6 Inches 
Price: 15.27 USD
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Town history of Weare, New Hampshire, from 1888, Dearborn, Helen E.
7 Dearborn, Helen E. Town history of Weare, New Hampshire, from 1888
Publisher 1959 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
blue cover, pages starting to yellow, their is a map in pocket, index, Fantastic genealogy section. Sections on churches, communityThe wars, highways and bridges, genealogy. Rare. ; Photographs, Map; p 
Price: 189.97 USD
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Notes on the settlement and Indian wars of the western parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, Doddridge, Joseph
8 Doddridge, Joseph Notes on the settlement and Indian wars of the western parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania
Pittsburg, PA John S. Ritenour and W. T. Lindsey 1912 First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold lettering. Had Indian drawn on front cover. THis book has been through a fire and the bottom 3/4 of an inch shows damage. The Text is not hurt and contents are otherwise clean. Bottom edge could be trimmed and rebound. Republished with the addition of new and valuable material. Includes a memoir of the auther by his daughter Narcissa Doddridge. 
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9 Field, Thomas W. An Essay Towards an Indian Bibliography. Being a Catalogue of Books, relating to the History, Antiques, Languages, Customs, Religion, Wars, Literature, and Origin of the American Indians, in the Library of Thomas W. Field
Columbus , OH Long's College Book Co. 1951 Reprint; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Scarce reprint of a much rarer work originally published in 1873. This is a definitive and scholarly grouping of one of the largest collection of works relating to Native Americana of both Americas ever produced. The material contained herein (see title) is given full bibliographic treatment: author, title, publisher, place of publication, dates, collation of pages, etc. It also includes descriptive paragraphs for many titles covering the subject, number of edition, etc. It contains titles printed the world over. Inclusive in this reference work are all works which purported in their titles to containg historic, narrative, or literary marterial, relating to the subject books in which any distinct portion, chapter, or appendix claimed by its heading, or table of contents to be devoted to the subject; works containing engravings, illustrative of the manners and peculiarities of the Indians all treatises, or essays. Scarce in this condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 4to; 430 pages 
Price: 24.97 USD
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History of the Lincoln County War, Fulton, Maurice G. &  Robert Mullin
10 Fulton, Maurice G. & Robert Mullin History of the Lincoln County War
Tucson, AZ University of Arizona Press 1980 0816500525 / 9780816500529 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Paperback in excellent condition. In the annals of western history, the Lincoln County War stands out as a complex and tragic event in which lives were lost, fortunes destroyed, and peaceful citizens transformed into lonely, exiled outlaws. A classic reference work on the era of Billy the Kid, this fast-moving account brings new meaning to the war and to those individuals who became its victims. The Lincoln County War was an Old West conflict between rival factions in 1878 in New Mexico Territory, the predecessor to the modern state of New Mexico. The feud became famous because of the participation of Billy the Kid. Other notable figures included Sheriff William Brady, cattle rancher John Chisum, lawyer and businessman Alexander McSween, James Dolan, and Lawrence Murphy. The conflict arose between two factions over the control of dry goods and cattle interests in the county.; Photographs; 8.90 X 5.90 X 1.10 inches; 433 pages 
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Highpocket's War Stories, And Other Tall Tales. Travel? Adventure? answer Join the Marines! (Signed by all authors), Hilgartner, Peter & Sam Ginder
11 Hilgartner, Peter & Sam Ginder Highpocket's War Stories, And Other Tall Tales. Travel? Adventure? answer Join the Marines! (Signed by all authors)
Xlibris Corporation 2004 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Inscribed and signed by both authors. Lessons in combat leadership as told by Col. Pete Hilgartner USMC (Ret.), a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars. ; 0.8 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 312 pages; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 39.97 USD
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Conquistadors in North American history., Horgan, Paul
12 Horgan, Paul Conquistadors in North American history.
New York Farrar, Straus 1963 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First Edition. Dust now in mylar cover. The word conquistador comes from Spanish and means "he who conquers." The conquistadors were those men who took up arms to conquer, subjugate and convert native populations in the New World. They had to have some money to purchase the tools of their trade, such as weapons, armor, and horses. Many of them were veteran professional soldiers who had fought for Spain in other wars, such as the reconquest of the Moors (1482-1492) or the "Italian Wars" (1494-1559). Fully indexed, map endpapers. Paul Horgan (August 1, 1903 – March 8, 1995) was an American author of fiction and non-fiction, most of which was set in the Southwestern United States. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes for History. The New York Times Review of Books said of him, in 1989: "With the exception of Wallace Stegner, no living American has so distinguished himself in both fiction and history." (Wikipedia) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 303 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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In the Valley of the Little Big Horn June 25-26, 1876, Kain, Robert C.
13 Kain, Robert C. In the Valley of the Little Big Horn June 25-26, 1876
Newfane, Vt Author 1969 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Brown cover with gold print. Inscribed "to Mrs. W. Pritchard, Best Wishes, Bob Kain, July 7, 1969" First edition, thus, with annotations. A highly informative and factual account of the battle known as Custer's last stand. This rare first edition's contents are A Look to the WEst, 1862-74, The Long Trail, Major Reno's Charge, The Reunion, Stand of the Combined Command, Custer Last Mile, The Forgotten Men of the LIttle Big Horn, The Immortal Colt. Has list of names of the men killed and some photos. Rare signed First. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Rare.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.97 USD
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Illustrated Catalogue of United States Cartridge Company's Collection of Firearms, Listed, No Author
14 Listed, No Author Illustrated Catalogue of United States Cartridge Company's Collection of Firearms
Lowell, Mass United States Cartridge Company 1903 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold lettering. Has bookplate in front otherwise clean and tight. "THe most complete collection in the United States (1903) embracing crossbow guns, match-locks, Wheel-locks, snaphaunce locks, flint-locks, percussion locks, muskets, rifles, carbines, revolvers and pistols used by the US Government and its opponents the French, Indian, Revolutionalry, Civil and Spanish American Wars...." Firearms for Defense Sport Study bookplate with signature of Jack W. Bickley in front. Rare. ; Photos, Plates; 140 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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A Brief History of the 9th Marines, Marine Corps, U.S. &  Truman R. Strobridge
15 Marine Corps, U.S. & Truman R. Strobridge A Brief History of the 9th Marines
Washington, D.C. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2013 1481986015 / 9781481986014 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
1967 edition. Looks never used. Not a reprint. The 9th Marine Regiment was an infantry regiment of the United States Marine Corps. Formed during World War II, it served until 1994, when it was deactivated during the post Cold War drawdown. Battalions of the Ninth Marine Regiment, but not the regiment itself, were reactivated from 2007 to 2014 as part of the Marine Corps' growth during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The battalions have subsequently been deactivated again.Contents; USMC Regimental Histories Series; 32 pages 
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16 Mayer, Albert Follow the River A Novel about the Indian Wars along the Ohio River valley.
Doubleday 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Very good condition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 402 pages 
Price: 8.97 USD
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Campaign Atlas To Wars Of Napoleon The American Civil War The Great War, No Author Listed
17 No Author Listed Campaign Atlas To Wars Of Napoleon The American Civil War The Great War
n/a 1983 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
; 14.30 X 11.20 X 1 inches 
Price: 27.97 USD
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Rules for wargaming, Taylor, Arthur
18 Taylor, Arthur Rules for wargaming
England Shire Publications 1971 0852631278 / 9780852631270 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cover with red lettering. Scarce if not rare. This is a paperback book, probably never issued as hardback. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Contains: English Civil War, Marlborough's Wars, Napoleonic Warfare, American Civil War, Maehanised Warfare, 18th Century Warfare, etc. ; Discovering; Illustrated; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 67 pages 
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Scenes in the wilderness  An authentic narrative of the labours and sufferings of the Moravian missionaries among the North American Indians, Willett, William Marinus
19 Willett, William Marinus Scenes in the wilderness An authentic narrative of the labours and sufferings of the Moravian missionaries among the North American Indians
New York, NY Carlton 1854 First Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Foxing. Hinges cracked, Cloth cover worn and stained. End papers missing .We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. William M. Willett (1803-1895) was the son of the great Revolutionary soilder Colonel Marinus Willett who was in charge of the Mohawk Valley. Colonel Willett turned down a commission from the President to fight in the Indian wars as "he felt we should not be fighting the indians". This family attitude may have been carried on by William who chronicled the mission by the Moravians to the Indians. Scarce if not rare.; 208 pages 
Price: 60.78 USD
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20 Williams, Robert Misadventure in Princeton in 1852, or an Englishman's Thrilling Experience in Mercer County
Princeton, WVA Author ca. 1900 First Edition; Various Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
First edition. Paperback g/no dust Photos Story taken from the book "With the Border Ruffians" by Robert Williams. The original publishers records were destroyed by fire in England. Williams was a southern sympathizer who fought in the border wars in Kansas, then went to Texas as a Captain in the Texas Rangers. He then went back to England. Scarce Imprint. Front and back cover torn, but in otherwise go od condition. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 72 pages; 
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