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Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1839. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. xxxvi,37-394,  pages. Frontis map. Footnotes. Appendix. Cover has wear and soiling. Some foxing noted. This volume has a bookplate indicating that this volume belonged to a group of books from the library of Stuart Miller Crocker, Trustee of Milton Academy, which had been given to the Library of Milton Academy in his memory and that of John F. Crocker, '34, and Frederick S. Barbour, '49, and was subsequently released. Ink notation on fep. James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was an American writer. His historical romances depicting frontier and Native American life from the 17th to the 19th centuries created a unique form of American literature. He lived much of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William Cooper. Cooper served in the U.S. Navy as a midshipman, where he learned the technology of managing sailing vessels which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. The novel that launched his career was The Spy, a tale about espionage set during the American Revolutionary War and published in 1821. His best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period known as the Leatherstocking Tales, which introduced the iconic American frontier scout, Natty Bumppo. Cooper's works on the U.S. Navy have been well received among naval historians. Among his most famous works is The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece. During his career, he published numerous social, political, and historical works of fiction and nonfiction with the objective of nurturing an original American culture.
New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 64 pages. Oversized book, measuring 11 inches by 8-1/4 inches. Includes Introduction, as well as 30 illustrations which reproduce with complete authenticity uniforms from the American Revolution--British, French, German, and American. Each regiment is described briefly, with complete instructions for coloring the uniforms accurately. Peter Copeland, a historical artist and consultant, has reconstructed these uniforms from early descriptions and other source material, illustrating many for the first time.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987. First Printing [Stated]. Hard Cover. xvi, , 414 pages. Ink notation on fep. Minor pencil underlining noted. Preface and Acknowledgments, Notes, Bibliographical Note, and Index. Includes chapters on The Formative Years; Public Life and Private World; The Road to Revolution; At Philadelphia; Virginia Reformer; Wartime Governor of Virginia; Withdrawal, Sorrow, and Return; The Scene of Europe; Romantic Interlude and New Adventures; Witness to Revolution in France; First Months at the State Department; Conflict in Washington's Cabinet; A Trying Year; Renewal at Monticello; Vice President; The Election of 1800; A President in Command; Presidential Zenith; Trials of a Second Term; Closing a Political Career; The Sage of Monticello; and A Final Legacy. Contains Illustrations: Bust of Jefferson by Houdon; First page of draft of the Declaration of Independence; The Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull; Miniature of Jefferson by John Trumbull; Martha Jefferson; Maria Cosway; Jefferson as secretary of state; Jefferson on the eve of his presidency; Engraving of Jefferson by David Edwin, 1800; Engraving of Jefferson by Cornelius Tiebout; Model of the Virginia state capitol; Monticello. Also contains illustrations following page 300, including Invitation to dinner at the President's House; Title page and frontispiece of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia; Profile of Jefferson by Saint-Memin; Jefferson as president; Jefferson's drawings for the Rotunda of the University of Virginia; Jefferson's study for Pavilion VII, University of Virginia; The University of Virginia; Jefferson's design and inscription for his tombstone; Jefferson at age 78.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2016. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 416 pages. Maps. Illustrations (8 pages). Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. Signed by the author on the title page. George C. Daughan received a Ph. D. in American history and government from Harvard University, where he studied under Henry Kissinger. After Harvard, he spent three years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Most of the time he taught at the Air Force Academy, where he was director of the MA program in international affairs. On returning to civilian life, he became a professor at Connecticut College, and also taught at the University of Colorado, the University of NH, and Wesleyan University. One of his previous books, If By Sea, won the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, and he has been honored with the Samuel Eliot Morison Award from the USS Constitution Museum for his work as a naval scholar.