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New York: American Heritage Pub. Co., 1956. quarto, 112, illus. (some color), maps, boards somewhat soiled Contains articles on "The Presidents and the Presidency" by Clinton Rossiter, and "America's Most Imitated Battle" on the battle of Cowpens in the American Revolution by Lynn Montross. Also contains an article on "Benjamin Franklin and the French Alliance" by Helen Augur.
New York: American Heritage Pub. Co., 1956. quarto, 112, illus. (some color), maps, boards somewhat soiled, slight wrinkling inside rear endpaper Contains articles on "Burgoyne and America's Destiny" by Reginald Hargreaves, and "A Record Filled with Sunlight" on the explorer John Charles Fremont by Allan Nevins.
New York: American Heritage Pub. Co., 1964. 29 cm, 112, illus. (some color), boards foxed and soiled, board corners bumped, discoloration ins bds & flyleaves, some foxing to text Contains a short article by President John F. Kennedy "On History," reprinted from the American Heritage History of the United States.
Cincinnati, OH: U. P. James, 1841. later edition, presumed first printing thus. Stiff boards. 14 cm. 104 pages and with Ramble item 128 total pages. Illustrations. Date of 1841 written in pencil on title page. Name of previous owner present on the inside cover--Middle name is Crosby! Front board separated but present. Some pencil underlining. noted. Based upon the facts narrated by Crosby to H. L. Barnum. 24 pages of Robert Ramble's Book of Heroes bound in. As reported in his obituary in the Cabinet Newspaper (Schenectady, NY), July 8, 1835, p. 3, Crosby's life was the basis for the character Harvey Birch in The Spy, a novel published in 1821 and authored by the American writer James Fenimore Cooper.
London: John Murray, 1838. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , xiv, [missing xv, xvi, pages 1 and 2, (xerox type copies laid in) and a facsimile letter to King George III (no copy laid in)], 3-432,  pages. Frontis illustration. Folding facsimile letter between pages 146 and 147 present. Page foxing noted. Library rebinding. Few library markings/indications. Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet, FRS, FRGS, FSA (19 June 1764 – 23 November 1848) was an English geographer, linguist, writer and civil servant best known for term as the Second Secretary to the Admiralty from 1804 until 1845. Barrow was attached on the first British embassy to China from 1792 to 1794 as comptroller of the household to Lord Macartney. He soon acquired a good knowledge of the Chinese language, on which he subsequently contributed articles to the Quarterly Review; and the account of the embassy published by Sir George Staunton records many of Barrow's valuable contributions to literature and science connected with China. Barrow returned to Britain in 1804 and was appointed Second Secretary to the Admiralty by Viscount Melville, a post which he held for most of forty years. Lord Grey took office as Prime Minister in 1830, and Barrow was especially requested to remain in his post, starting the principle that senior civil servants stay in office on change of government and serve in a non-partisan manner. Barrow enjoyed the esteem and confidence of all the eleven chief lords who successively presided at the Admiralty board during that period, and more especially of King William IV while lord high admiral, who honored him with tokens of his personal regard.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. x, , 289,  pages. Endpaper maps. Illustrations (maps and photographs). Sources and Notes. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and has some wear, soiling, and small tears/chips, including a tape repair at top of spine. Robert D. Bass (1904-1893) was a foremost authority on the American Revolution, Dr. Bass received a Master's Degree in 1927 and a Ph.D. in 1933 from the University of South Carolina where he began his teaching career. When he was called into the Navy in 1942 he went to the United States Naval Academy as an instructor. He continued to teach in Annapolis after the war, returning to South Carolina in 1957 where he taught at Furman University. Before retiring, Dr. Bass taught at Limestone, Wingate, and Erskine colleges. During his distinguished career Dr. Bass authored four books and was a highly acclaimed lecturer on the American Revolution. He was inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 1980.
Saratoga, NY: Robson & Adee, 1930. Third Printing [stated]. Wraps. , 57,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Fold-out map at rear of pamphlet. Some cover wear and soiling. This pamphlet was Dedicated to my patriot ancestors and to my sister, Mrs. Harriet B. Warner, who by her diligent study has discovered their Revolutionary records of patriotic services. General John Burgoyne (24 February 1722 – 4 August 1792) was a British army officer, dramatist and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1761 to 1792. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, most notably during the Portugal Campaign of 1762. Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American Revolutionary War. He designed an invasion scheme and was appointed to command a force moving south from Canada to split away New England and end the rebellion. Burgoyne advanced from Canada but his slow movement allowed the Americans to concentrate their forces. Instead of coming to his aid according to the overall plan, the British Army in New York City moved south to capture Philadelphia. Burgoyne fought two small battles near Saratoga but was surrounded by American forces and, with no relief in sight, surrendered his entire army of 6,200 men on 17 October 1777. His surrender, says historian Edmund Morgan, "was a great turning point of the war, because it won for Americans the foreign assistance which was the last element needed for victory." He and his officers returned to England; the enlisted men became prisoners of war. Burgoyne came under sharp criticism when he returned to London, and never held another active command.