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Boston, MA: Webster Historical Society, 1884. Wraps. 23 cm, 85 pages. Wraps, footnotes, some pages bent at corners or creased, tear at top of spine, covers worn. Mellen Chamberlain (4 June 1821, Pembroke, New Hampshire - 25 June 1900, Chelsea, Massachusetts) was a United States lawyer, librarian and historian. He was librarian of the Boston Public Library for over a decade. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1844 and from the Harvard Law School in 1848. In 1849 he was admitted to the bar, opened a law office in Boston and made his residence in Chelsea, where, during 51 years of citizenship, he served the town in many public capacities. In 1858 and 1859 he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Senate in 1863-64. He was associate justice of the Municipal Court of Boston 1866-70, and chief justice 1870-78. On 26 August 1878, he was chosen librarian-in-chief of the Boston Public Library, where he served until ill health compelled his retirement in 1890. During his administration, a new library building was begun and the cornerstone laid. Throughout his life he was a close student and investigator of American history.
New York, N.Y. Konecky & Konecky, 2000. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. 382 pages. Includes 4 maps from the French and Indian Wars; 25 maps from the American Revolutionary War; 6 maps from the war of 1812; 5 maps from the Texas War for Independence and War with Mexico; 41 maps from the Civil War; 8 maps from the Wars with the Native American; and a General map of the battle site from the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Mailing label of previous owner inside front cover. Hubbard Cobb (August 5, 1917 – September 27, 2006) was an American writer. A newspaper and radio personality, he was also the editor of The American Home and Ladies' Home Journal and the author of a number of books, including his 1950 debut Your Dream Home: How to Build It For Less Than $3500, The Amateur Builder's Handbook and 1970's The Dream House Encyclopedia. Cited as "an authority on home improvement and building", he was widely known in the Do it yourself publishing field, with a column running from the 1940s through the 1960s. He also spoke out about the unrealistic pressures on American women of the 1960s.
Lexington, MA: Lexington Historical Society, 1922. Second Edition Revised and With Additions. Hardcover. xxviii, , 189,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Frontis illustration of Maj. John Pitcairn. Illustrations. Maps (3 of the 7 maps are fold-outs). Preface to First Edition. Preface to This Edition. The first edition was published in 1912. Among the additions to this volume is a Muster Roll of the seventy-seven men of Captain John Parker's Lexington Company, who responded to the first alarm in the early hours of that April morning, and formed in battle line on Lexington Common. Seven of the Seventy-seven were the first slain of the American Revolution. The book contains one of the most comprehensive accounts of the battle ever printed. The narrative is based on official reports, sworn statements, diaries, letters, accounts given by participants and witnesses, and every other available source. Frank Warren Coburn (1853-1923) was a noted authority and author on the Day of Battle.
New York: The Newcomen Society in North America, 1951. First Printing [Stated]. Wraps. 32 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Some cover wear and soiling. Remains of red markings on the front cover and on page 27. Frontis illustration tipped in. This Newcomen Address, dealing with the dramatic and colorful and constructive life of Sir Isaac Coffin (1759-1839), was delivered at the "1051 Maine Luncheon" of The Newcomen Society of England, held in The Mayfair Room of Hotel Lafayette, at Portland, Maine, U.S.A., where Dr. Coffin was the guest of honor on September 19, 1951. Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, 1st Baronet GCH (16 May 1759 – 23 July 1839) was an officer of the Royal Navy who served during the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Coffin was born in Boston and served in the navy on a number of ships during the War of Independence. He fought at Cape Henry with Arbuthnot and at St. Kitts with Hood, eventually being promoted to command a number of small ships on the American coast. He clashed occasionally with the naval hierarchy A serious incident occurred when Coffin was particularly active off the Canadian coast. A charge was brought of issuing false musters led to his dismissal from the ship. The First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Howe, then intervened to have him dismissed from the navy entirely, a decision that was later overturned, which set an important precedent. Restored to his rank, Coffin commanded several ships during the opening years of the wars with France, but an old injury forced him to move ashore. Retiring from active service towards the end of the Napoleonic Wars Coffin died with the rank of admiral in 1839.