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1. Hahn, Harold M. The Colonial Schooner, 1763-1775. Conway Maritime Press, 1981. 176 pages. Very good condition, both book and dust jacket. $28.50

2. Harvey, Edward. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION HELD AT RICHMOND, IN THE COUNTY OF HENRICO ON THE 20th DAY OF MARCH, 1775 [bound with] A NEW MANUAL, AND PLATOON EXERCISE. Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg Printing and Post Office, 1976. This is a facsimile reproduction of the rare original editions of these two pamphlets. Very good condition. $30.00

3. Kellogg, Lucy Mary. MAYFLOWER FAMILIES THROUGH FIVE GENERATIONS. Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, Dec. 1620. Volume I (1). Families-Francis Eaton; Samuel Fuller; William White. Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1983. Slight shelf wear. $15.00

4. Matlock, Blanceh Haskell. THE ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GUSTAVIS CARR AND FRANCES JANE WALLACE. Decorah, Iowa: Anundsen Publishing Co. , ca. 1980's. 203 pages. Very good condition. Blue buckram binding. Typescript pages. $45.00

5. Price, Richard  . OBSERVATIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, AND THE MEANS OF MAKING IT A BENEFIT TO THE WORLD. New Haven, Connecticut: Meigs, Bowen & Dana, 1785. 87 pages. 1785 printing. Beautifully bound in recent half morocco, with marbled boards. Some staining to the title page in light foxing to some of the pages, mostly in the margins. Former owner's name is written in ink on the title page. Overall a very nice copy. The author was a well-spoken British advocate for American independence. He believed that it was divinely inspired that the colonies become the United States of America. In one of his quotes, he states "It is a conviction I cannot resist, that the independence of the English colonies in America is one of the steps ordained by Providence to introduce these times". A rare and important early American publication. This was first printed in London, and this is the second edition, printed in New Haven, Connecticut. $475.00

6. Reed, Jonas. A History of Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts: From Its Earliest Settlement, with a Biography of Its First Settlers. Worcester, Massachusetts: Mirick & Bartlett, 1836. 1st Edition. 168 pages. 1836 first edition. Original Brown cloth over flexible board covers with red leather spine label. There are a few small chips to the spine and the corners are bumped. Some buckling to the cloth on the covers. The binding is tight. Scattered foxing, mostly light, to the edges of the pages. This is not an e-book or a print-on-demand reprint, but the authentic first edition and is a historic artifact in its own right. $125.00

7. Roberts, Gary Boyd. Mayflower Source Records: Primary Data Concerning Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Clearfield, 1986. 850 pages. Blue cloth covers show shelf wear to the spine edges and corners. Binding is tight and the pages are clean and unmarked. A solid copy of this important Mayflower genealogical reference book. $56.95

8. Smith, Captain John. The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England and the Summer Isle. Facsimile edition. The World Publishing Company, 1966. This is the facsimile edition of the 1624 first edition. Vellum binding with two string ties. The book is in very good condition. Accompanying guidebook is also in very good condition. The publisher's box encasing the book shows some wear to the edges, but is overall in near very good condition. $25.00

9. Thwaites, Reuben Gold. EPOCHS OF AMERICAN HISTORY. THE COLONIES: 1492-1750. New York: Longman, Green, And Co, 1902. 301 pages. Shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners bumped. $9.95

10. Wallace, Willard M. Traitorous Hero: The Life & Fortunes of Benedict Arnold. Harper & Brothers, 1954. Shelf wear to spine edges and corners. Dust jacket has tears and chips to the edges. $9.75

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