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Washington DC: James Wilson, 1824. First Edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. Apparently Volume I was the only volume issued. 395, , xii pages. Tabular information. Index. Extremely RARE in any condition. Front board and first two front end pages separated but present. Spine gone. Rear board missing. Binding copy. Some page foxing and soiling. At the time of his death, Charles Washington Goldsborough was Chief of the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing of the Navy Department. He had been a government employee for nearly half a century. He was employed as a clerk in the Navy Department at its initial organization in 1798. He then served as chief clerk of the department under Secretary of the Navy Robert Smith. When the Board of Navy Commissioners was instituted in 1815, Goldsborough was appointed clerk in that office, a position he retained until 1834 when he was appointed Secretary of the Board. In 1842, when the Navy Department was reorganized into five separate bureaus, Goldsborough was placed at the head of the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing. Goldsborough was highly educated and according to his obituary in The National Intelligencer, “possessed in an eminent degree the finer qualities of the heart.” In his later years, Goldsborough served as president of the Provident Association of Clerks in the Executive Departments of the General Government within the District of Columbia. Upon Goldsborough’s death, that body formally resolved “an expression of their deep and heartfelt regret at the loss of one with whom they had long been associated, and for whom, whilst living, it was their pride to give repeated evidences of their highest respect and esteem.”.
The Johns Hopkins University: Service Center for Teachers of History [A Service of the American Historical Association], 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Booklet. , 82 pages. Footnotes. References. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some underlining noted. Since World War II, a new group of scholars has subjected the writings of the Imperial and Progressive historians to a massive, critical reassessment. Reexamining and rethinking the evidence at almost every major point, they have proceeded along two distinct yet complementary and overlapping lines of investigation. One line has been concerned mainly with exploring the substantive issues both in the debate with Britain and in the politics of the new nation between 1776 and 1789 and in examining the nature of internal political divisions and assessing their relationship to the dominant issues. A second line of investigation has been through the history of ideas, especially through the underlying assumptions and traditions of social and political behavior, and has sought to explain the relationship between those ideas and the central developments of the Revolutionary era. The material will appear in somewhat altered form as the introduction to a collection of essays on the American Revolution to be published by Harper & Row.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1942. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , 153,  pages. Footnotes. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Tear at top of spine. Name of previous owner in ink at top of title page. Pencil marks to text and margins noted. This is University of California Publications in History, Volume XXVIII. George Herbert Guttridge was born on August 6, 1898. He went to St. John's College, Cambridge. He took his B.A. and M.A. at Cambridge. From 1922 to 1923 he studied at Harvard on a Choate fellowship. He chose an appointment at Berkeley and he remained from 1925 until his retirement to Carmel in 1965. He became chairman of the history department in 1957, and in 1958 he was appointed Sather Professor. George Guttridge was a meticulous and productive scholar. The Colonial Policy of William III and the West Indies(1922), was followed by English Whiggism and the American Revolution (1942), The Early Career of Lord Rockingham (1952), and The Correspondence of Edmund Burke III (1774-1778)(196)1. He worked particularly on the political history of the middle years of the eighteenth century, on faction and party, and on the group of Whigs around Lord Rockingham and Edmund Burke. He was very pleased by the reissue of English Whiggism in 1963.