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The Letter Book of James Abercromby Colonial Agent, 1751-1773  (Author Signed), Abercromby, James & John C. Van Horne & George Reese
1 Abercromby, James & John C. Van Horne & George Reese The Letter Book of James Abercromby Colonial Agent, 1751-1773 (Author Signed)
Richmond VA Library of Virginia 1991 088490170X / 9780884901709 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
John C. Van Horne editor signed on Book Plate. Fully Indexed. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. James Abercromby was active in American affairs for almost half a century, commencing with his appointment in 1730 as attorney general and advocate general of the Court of Vice-Admiralty for South Carolina. He represened the colony of NC in London from 1749 through 1757 and served as the chief agent for VA from 1752 through 1775. His correspondence with other colonial agencies, gov't officials and rechants on both sides of the Atlantic sheds new light on the rationale behind British imperial affairs in the critical years before the American Revolution ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 471 pages; ; Signed by Editor 
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Little Known Facts About Bundling in the New World, Aurand, A. Monroe Jr.
2 Aurand, A. Monroe Jr. Little Known Facts About Bundling in the New World
Lancaster, PA The Aurand Press 1938 First Impression Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.Bundling, or tarrying, is the traditional practice of wrapping two people in a bed together, usually as a part of courting behavior. The tradition is thought to have originated either in the Netherlands or in the British Isles and later became common in colonial United States,[1][2] especially in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Some Nebraska Amish may still practice it. When used for courtship, the aim is to allow intimacy without sexual intercourse. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages 
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The American Indian as a sea-fighter in Colonial times (Marine Historical Association, Inc., Mystic, Conn) (Marine Historical Association, Inc., Mystic, Conn), Beck, Horace Palmer
3 Beck, Horace Palmer The American Indian as a sea-fighter in Colonial times (Marine Historical Association, Inc., Mystic, Conn) (Marine Historical Association, Inc., Mystic, Conn)
The Marine Historical Assoc 1959 Various Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Tan cover, spine sun faded.; Illustrations; 92 pages 
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The battle of Point Pleasant; an address by Landon C. Bell, Bell, Landon Covington
4 Bell, Landon Covington The battle of Point Pleasant; an address by Landon C. Bell
Bedford, Va The Peaks of Otter Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution 1931 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Paperback imprint of this famous address. Stored in an archival envelope with a hardside folder. Excellent condition. The Battle of Point Pleasant — known as the Battle of Kanawha in some older accounts — was the only major action of Dunmore's War. It was fought on October 10, 1774, primarily between Virginia militia and Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Along the Ohio River near modern Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Indians under the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk attacked Virginia militia under Colonel Andrew Lewis, hoping to halt Lewis's advance into the Ohio Valley. After a long and furious battle, Cornstalk retreated. After the battle, the Virginians, along with a second force led by Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia, marched into the Ohio Valley and compelled Cornstalk to agree to a treaty, ending the war. (Wiki) Landon Covington Bell (1880-1960) was a lawyer and author who compiled/published vital records for several Virginia counties in the early 1900s (many of which are frequently cited in genealogical records for ancestors from "Southside" Virginia) He was industry advisor to the US Commerce Dept. under Sec. Hoover; and, he was an organizer of the Southern Coal Producers Assoc. He was a noted author of history and genealogy.; 16 pages 
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Manchester Vermont  A Pleasant Land Among the Mountains 1761-1961, Bigelow, Edwin L. And Nancy H. Otis
5 Bigelow, Edwin L. And Nancy H. Otis Manchester Vermont A Pleasant Land Among the Mountains 1761-1961
Vermont The Town of Manchester 1981 First Edition; Reprint Paperback Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Looks never red. Fully indexed. Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seatsof, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. The town was one of several chartered in 1761 by Benning Wentworth, colonial governor of New Hampshire. It was his custom to name new towns after prominent English aristocrats of the day, hoping they might adopt a patronly interest in their namesakes. Wentworth named Manchester for Robert Montagu, 3rd Duke of Manchester. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages 
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The Church in the Fork  A History of Historic Little Fork Church, Boyle, Andrew J.
6 Boyle, Andrew J. The Church in the Fork A History of Historic Little Fork Church
Culpeper, Va Little Fork Preservation Committee 1983 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with gilt print. Numerous surname references. A history of the church which is located in Culpeper, Va. Gift inscription in front. Little Fork Church, St. Mark's Parish, is Culpeper County's only Colonial church. It was ordered into existence in 1731 as a "chapel of ease" within the Little Fork between the Rappahannock and Hazel Rivers by Governor Spotswood. Services at Little Fork ceased at the onset of the Civil War. Early in the war, the church grounds were used as a drill field by the "Little Fork Rangers", more correctly known as Co. D 4th Virginia Cavalry. Later, Union troops quartered at the church destroyed most of the interior furnishings for firewood in the cold winter of 1863, leaving only the shell of the building and the reredos on the east wall. (The Diocese of Va) ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 107 pages 
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Colonial Fights & Fighters  Stories of Exploration, Adventure & Battle on the American Continent Prior to the War of the Revolution, Brady, Cyrus Townsend
7 Brady, Cyrus Townsend Colonial Fights & Fighters Stories of Exploration, Adventure & Battle on the American Continent Prior to the War of the Revolution
New York McClure, Phillips and Co. 1901 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Gibbs Signed by Author
Tan cover with red and brown colored image of soilder and red lettering. The author inscribed "Merry Christmas to Ralph Baugh from Trinity Church, Toledo, Ohio. Cyrus Townsend Brady, Rector" on end paper. Cyrus Townsend Brady (December 20, 1861 – January 24, 1920) was a journalist, historian and adventure writer. His best-known work is Indian Fights and Fighters. He was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1883. In 1889, he was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal church, and was ordained a priest in 1890. His first wife was Clarissa Guthrie, who died in 1890. His second wife was Mary Barrett. Brady's first major book, For Love of Country, whilst telling the story of a fictitious John Seymour, was actually based in part on the true heroics of Nicholas Biddle, one of the first five captains of the fledgling Continental Navy. (Wikipedia) A very handsome book! ; Illustrations; 8.25 X 6 X 1.25 inches; Signed by Author 
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Colonial Churches in Virginia,, Brock, Henry Irving
8 Brock, Henry Irving Colonial Churches in Virginia,
Richmond, VA The Dale Press 1930 Limited Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
This is the 1930 first edition that is #1249 of 1980 copies. Signed by author. Introduction by Hamilton James Eckenrode. Henry Irving Brock (1876-1961) was the son of Henry Clay Brock a professor at the Hampden-Sidney College (the College). Henry Irving Brock was a tutor at the College 1895-1896 and later an associate editior of the New York Times Saturday Magazine. Hamilton James Eckenrode (30 April 1879–27 September 1952), who wrote the Introduction to Colonial Churches in Virginia, historian and archivist, was born James H. Eckenrode and was the son of Hamilton John Eckenrode and Mary Elizabeth Myer Eckenrode, of Fredericksburg. He graduated from Fredericksburg College in 1898, and spent one year at the University of Virginia taking courses in chemistry, English literature, geology, and Greek before entering the Johns Hopkins University. There he received a doctorate in history in 1905 following publication the previous year of his dissertation, The Political History of Virginia during the Reconstruction. Scarce.; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages 
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The Steinmans of Lancaster A Family and Its Enterprises, Brubaker III, John H.
9 Brubaker III, John H. The Steinmans of Lancaster A Family and Its Enterprises
Lancaster, PA Steinman Enterprises 1984 0961378204 / 9780961378202 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket 
Green cloth with gilt print. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Fully Indexed. The Steinmans have been a dynasty in the Lancaster, Pa area since colonial days. Many companies in the area are owned and controlled by the family. This book contains historical information of the family and the area with numerous photos. ; Photographs & illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 219 pages 
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The Williamsburg Art of Cookery or Accomplished Geltlewomen's Companion: Being a Collection of upwards of Five Hundred of the most Ancient & Approv'd Recipes in Virginia Cookery., Bullock, Helen
10 Bullock, Helen The Williamsburg Art of Cookery or Accomplished Geltlewomen's Companion: Being a Collection of upwards of Five Hundred of the most Ancient & Approv'd Recipes in Virginia Cookery.
Richmond, VA Colonial Williamsburg 1938 Reprint Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Small leatherbound book which is a reprint of the 1742 edition by William Parks who said many of the recipes came from England from a volume published by Mrs. E. Smith. These recipes are a compiliation of recipes collected from books known to have been used in Virginia Households. The front hinge is cracking, but not loose. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
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History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895  Vol 1 Historical, Carter, Rev. N. F. & Hon. T. L. Fowler
11 Carter, Rev. N. F. & Hon. T. L. Fowler History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895 Vol 1 Historical
Concord, NH The Republican Press Association 1895 1298689902 / 9781298689900 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1895 printing not a reprint. Brown cover shows slight rubs. Contains fold out photos, maps, etc. Many engraved portraits. Scarce if not rare. Table of contents includes 36 chapters and Addenda. Last chapter says "Important Events in Pembroke and Elsewhere"."Pembroke is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. ] Pembroke includes part of the village of Suncook. First granted in 1728, the town was known as "Lovewell's Town", in honor of Captain John Lovewell, who built the stockade at Ossipee. Shortly afterward, the town took the name of "Suncook", the Pennacook Abenaki name for the river flowing through the area. When the town was incorporated in 1759 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, it was given the name "Pembroke" in honor of Henry Herbert, ninth Earl of Pembroke in southern Wales." Wikipedia. The center of population of New Hampshire is located in Pembroke.[We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Vol. 1; Photographs, maps, charts & illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 428 pages; p 
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Lazarre, Catherwood, Mary Hartwell
12 Catherwood, Mary Hartwell Lazarre
The Bolwen-Merrill Company 1901 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket Illustrated by Andre Castaigne 
Handsome Red cover gold lettering. See Scan. There is a dust, but it is torn badlly. Has been covered with brodart cover. Mary Hartwell Catherwood (1847-1902) was an American writer of historical romances.Born in Ohio in 1847, she published both novels and short stories in periodicals such as Lippincott's Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, and the Atlantic Monthly. Due to Catherwood’s husband’s business, she traveled and lived throughout the Midwestern United States and developed her signature style of incorporating Midwestern culture, dialect, and local color into her texts. Although most of her novels and stories are set in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, some are also based in the area along the Canada–US border near Quebec and on colonial Mackinac Island. She died in Chicago, Illinois in 1902.; Illusstrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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The Miller Family Magazine, January 1916, Vol 1, No. 1, Clemens, William M.
13 Clemens, William M. The Miller Family Magazine, January 1916, Vol 1, No. 1
New York, NY William M. Clemens 1916 First Edition; First Impression Manila Folder or Binder Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photocopy of Magazine. Contents: A Famous Preacher, New York City Millers, Goston in 1789, Famous Colonial Millers, Deaths in Kentucky, New Jersey Marriages, Virginia Wills, Early Immigrants, Chester Miller's Family, Westfield, Vt. Records, Early Pennsylvania Officials, Brief Miller lines of Descent. Excellent Reference. ; Photocopy Only; 16 pages; 
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Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1700, Coldham, Peter Wilson
14 Coldham, Peter Wilson Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1700
Baltimore, MD Genealogical Publishing Co. 1995 080631477x / 9780806314778 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New with No dust jacket as issued 
Hardcover edition, 1995. Green cover with gold print. Settlers of Maryland 1679-1700 extends Gust Skordas's renowned Early Settlers of Maryland through the last quarter of the 17th century Extracted from the Hall of Records, Annapolis. This book contains the surname, the County abbreviation (corresponding name in the introduction p. x), Name of the tract, acreage, date, and reference numbers to the numbered folios in the Land Office Registers. There is also a full index with corresponding page numbers by Tract. On balance, this is one of the most original contributions to Maryland genealogy. "Peter Wilson Coldham, FASG (1926 – 2012 in London), was a British genealogist. He was noted as "distinguished scholar of colonial American immigration." Wikipedia ; 0.6 x 8.4 x 5.5 Inches; 246 pages; Settlers of Maryland 1679-1700 extends Gust Skordas's renowned Early Settlers of Maryland through the last quarter of the 17th century, identifying several thousand immigrants and their colorfully named tracts. Based on the same series of records as Skordas--Land Office books on file at the Hall of Records in Annapolis--the entries in this work are arranged by family name, county, name of tract granted, acreage, date, and reference to original source(s). Tract names often suggest English places familiar to the settler--perhaps places of origin or residence--and they are so many and so various that an index of tract names has been appended to the book. On balance, this is one of the most original contributions to Maryland genealogy in years. 
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HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA, VOLUMES I-VI. 6 volumes., Connor, R. D. W., W. K. Boyd, J. G. de R. Hamilton, et al.
15 Connor, R. D. W., W. K. Boyd, J. G. de R. Hamilton, et al. HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA, VOLUMES I-VI. 6 volumes.
Lewis Publishing Co., 1919 First Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
6 vol. set. Blue Green cover with gold lettering. Overall condition is very good for all six volumes. Some wear to extremities. Contents clean. Not exlibrary. Minor foxing to a few pages. Vol 1 covers colonial-Revolutionary Periods, Vol 2 The Federal Period, Vol 3, North Carolina since 1860, Vol 4-6 North Carolina Biography. Illustrated with numerous photos. Rare full set! 
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A Huguenot Exile in Virginia, Dauphine, Durand of
16 Dauphine, Durand of A Huguenot Exile in Virginia
The Press of the Pinoneers, Inc. 1934 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Blue cover with gold lettering. #54 of 550 limited edition. Map endpapers. A Huguenot Exile in Virginia, Or Voyages of a Frenchman Exiled for His Religion with a Description of Virginia & Maryland. From the Hague Edition of 1687 with an Introduction & Notes by Gilbert Chinard. In the book Colonial Chesapeake Society Durand commented about the people of Virginia "the people spend most of their time visiting each other...The Land is so rich and so fertil that when a man has fifty acres of ground, two men-servants, a maid and some Cattle, neither he nor his wife do anything but visit among their neighbors." Huguenots were exiled by the Catholic Church in the late 1600's to America, many to Virginia, because of their dissent. They were hunted down as heretics and killed.; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 191 pages 
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Comentarios Reales De Los Incas, Tomo 1,2,3, De La Vega, Inca garcilaso
17 De La Vega, Inca garcilaso Comentarios Reales De Los Incas, Tomo 1,2,3
Lima, Peru Editorial Universo S.A. c 1968 1st Edition Thus; Reprint Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
This is a three (3) volume set written entirely in Spanish. The Comentarios Reales de los Incas is written by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the first published mestizo writer of colonial Andean South America. The Comentarios Reales de los Incas is considered by most to be the unquestioned masterpiece of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, born of the first generation after the Spanish conquest. He wrote what is arguably the best prose of the colonial period in Peru. Wiki, Rare; Vol. 123; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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18 Early, R. H By-ways of Virginia history; A Jamestown memorial, embracing a sketch of Pocahontas,
Richmond, VA Everett Waddey Co 1907 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
illustrations A Jamestown Memorial embracing a sketch of Pocahontas. Inscribed by M. C. Early to Eugene C. Tillerman. complete index and appendix. We provide delivery tracking on US orders.; ; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 
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Journal and Letters of Philip Vicker Fithian, 1773-1774, Farish, Hunter Dickinson
19 Farish, Hunter Dickinson Journal and Letters of Philip Vicker Fithian, 1773-1774
Colonial Williamsburg, Incorporated 1943 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
323 pages 
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George Washington  the forge of experience, 1732-1775., Flexner, James Thomas
20 Flexner, James Thomas George Washington the forge of experience, 1732-1775.
Little, Brown 1965 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. "George Washington: The Forge of Experience (1732-1775)" covers roughly the first two-thirds of Washington's life, ending at the earliest stages of the American Revolution. The book was written with an often dry, now-dated style but provides a remarkably thorough account of Washington's formative years, tracing his steps in detail from early childhood into his mid-40s. This was a fascinating period for Washington, and you cannot help but feel slightly voyeuristic watching the strong-willed but often clumsy Washington evolve throughout his earliest military and social campaigns.It quickly becomes clear to the reader that the biography was scrupulously well-researched.Besides telling the story of Washington's early accomplishments and tribulations, this volume provides liberal doses of insightful analysis and interpretation, but without being haphazardly laced with the author's bias or opinion.Particularly interesting to me was the relationship between Washington and his mother (she could hardly be described as a supportive, empowering role model) and his often inept attempts to promote his military career with the assistance of various Virginia politicians of the day. One hardly suspects a future president in the making when eavesdropping on Washington's awkward pleas, admonitions and diatribes with various colonial officials and military superiors.Overall, this volume is not intended as a fast-paced review of Washington's early life. For someone looking for an easy read-on-the-beach, this book may not be the right choice. But for the committed reader intent on getting to know Washington during his earliest and most formative years, this is a fascinating book.Read more2 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseA customer4.0 out of 5 starsEverything you wanted to know about Washington pre-1775December 23, 1998Format: HardcoverThis is a remarkably complete account of Washington's early life, with a strong emphasis on his military experiences and domestic life . Pretty well written, Flexner is a tough but fair biographer who does not shrink from criticism yet does not sink to cheap-shot debunking. It is also a little old (33 years) and could possibly stand a revision, especially in light of more recent scholarship. Major complaints include a miserable selection of maps, a sometimes boring writing style, and a focus on the trivial, such as how much Washington paid for a carriage imported from England. Overall, the book is a decent, balanced summary of Washington's life and a good introduction to the other three volumes in the series which contain much more interesting subject matter.7 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseCandace Scott3.0 out of 5 starsOutdated and ploddingJanuary 11, 2001Format: HardcoverThis is part of a four-volume series of George Washington's life and this is the initial installment, covering his early years. Flexner's narrative takes the reader up to the first shots of the Revolutionary War. Despite the fact that there is a plethora of interesting material on Washington's youth and young manhood, this book is singularly flat and written in a plodding style. It is generally reliable and accurate, but one yearns for a more enlightened and exciting presentation. This is the personification of how history is usually taught: in a manner not designed to capture the reader or the student.One strong point is that Flexner successfully presents a balanced portrait of Washington. Any bias from the author is thankfully masked from the reader. When Washington deserves criticism or censure, the author soberly dispenses it. Praise and plaudits are similarly given. If you are deeply interested in Washington's early years, this is an adequate and trustworthy source. But if you are merely dabbling in Washington and prefer a swifter narrative, then this is not a recommended selection.15 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseNathan W. Casebolt4.0 out of 5 starsLimited but UsefulDecember 18, 2007Format: HardcoverWell-written, personable, somewhat condensed account of George Washington's first 43 years of life. Covers the period from Washington's birth to his appointment as the commander-in-chief of the (yet unformed) Continental Army. Flexner's criticism of Washington's youthful deficiencies in the French and Indian War are particularly cogent, while the author's obvious admiration of his subject dissipates any fear of authorial axe-grinding. This biography looks more comprehensive but I certainly enjoyed reading Flexner's view on Washington. I think he succeeded in bringing to life this complicated person. The text is well-documented but also very interesting to read. It is more than a lot of facts about Washington; it is a very good interpretation of his life and work. I think this is what a biography should be: based on the facts and with references to notes and liteature but with an original interpretation. (reviewer) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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