Lincoln, Massachusetts: Sawtells of Somerset, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Various paginations (72 pages). Cover has some wear and soiling. Cover Illustration. Illustrations. Maps. Part I is Paul Revere's Account of His Ride. Part II is A Narrative of the Excursions and Ravages of the King's Troops on the 19th of April, 1775. Part III is The Concord Fight as described in the Narrative of Jeremy Lister, Ensign, in His Majesty's 10th Regiment of Foot.
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Detroit: Wayne University Press, 1951. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 17,  pages. Illustrations. Minor cover wear. This is part of a series commemorating Detroit's 250th Birthday festival. Charles Acker (1918-2007) was an Artist and Educator. As a Jr. High School student at Hutchins, he was featured in Detroit Newspapers and termed "The Boy Genius." Charles worked 42 years as an Art Teacher in the Detroit Public School System. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; subsequently received his Master's Degree in School Administration. Historical illustration is what Charles favored. He illustrated several books during his lifetime. His collection includes many pictures of the military with details of period uniforms, horses, and Native American Indians. The Siege of Detroit, also known as the Surrender of Detroit or the Battle of Fort Detroit, was an early engagement in the British-U.S. War of 1812. A British force under Major General Isaac Brock with Native American allies under Shawnee leader Tecumseh used bluff and deception to intimidate U.S. Brigadier General William Hull into surrendering the fort and town of Detroit, Michigan, along with his dispirited army which actually outnumbered the victorious British and Indians. The British victory reinvigorated the militia and civil authorities of Upper Canada, who had previously been pessimistic and affected by pro-U.S. agitators. Many Indians in the Northwest Territory took up arms against U.S. outposts and settlers. The British held Detroit for more than a year before their fleet was defeated on Lake Erie, which forced them to abandon the western frontier of Upper Canada.
Pensacola: The Perdido Bay Press, 1981. Reprint of article from the Alabama Historical Quarterly, XLIII, No. 1, 1981. Pamphlet. Pages , 43-63,  plus covers. Maps. Footnotes. Dr. Coker served a distinguished military career with the United States Air Force. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. Dr. Coker earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Dr. Coker retired from the University of West Florida History department in 1992. He served as University Marshall 1978-1980, and was Professor Emeritus until his death. Dr. Coker was active for many years in the Florida Historical Society, holding several positions, including president. In May 2002, he was honored with the Dorothy Dodd Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Coker has written over 70 introductions, articles and book reviews and published 17 books. Fort Bowyer is now known as Fort Morgan on Mobile Point. Fort Bowyer was a short-lived earthen and stockade fortification that the United States Army erected in 1813 on Mobile Point, near the mouth of Mobile Bay in what is now Baldwin County, Alabama, but then was part of the Mississippi Territory. The British twice attacked the fort during the War of 1812. The first attack took place in September 1814; unsuccessful, it led to the British changing their strategy and attacking New Orleans. The second attack, following the Battle of New Orleans, was successful. It took place in February 1815, after the Treaty of Ghent had been signed but before the news had reached that part of America. Between 1819 and 1834 the United States built a new masonry fortification, Fort Morgan, on the site of Fort Bowyer.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1899. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 28 pages. Footnotes. Tables. Map. Stamp on front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling, and rear cover has a tear at spine. Minor bookworm damage noted. Sketches from the naval battle of Santiago and occupation of Puerto Rico, by Commander [Hermann] Jacobsen, of the German protected cruiser Grier, given in this number of the War Notes, are a continuation of the Sketches from the Spanish-American War, by the same officer, given in War Notes No III. These sketches were first published in the Marine-Rundschau, January and February, 1899. Admiral Commander Jacobsen later rose to the rank of Admiral and had some service time in German Naval Intelligence.
Pensacola, FL: Gold Coast History and Humanities Conference, 1978. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xvi, 178,  pages. Illustrated cover. Illustrations. Maps. Index by Polly Coker. Cover has some wear and soiling. The proceedings are organized into three sections: The Foreign Military, The United States Military, and Military Education on the Gulf Coast. There are articles on the Military Organization of French Colonial Louisiana, on the Militia System of Spanish Louisiana, and on the British Soldier on the Gulf Coast. There are also articles on the United States Marines, Army and Navy on the Gulf Coast, along with a historical sketch of the Naval Air Station Pensacola and the Training and Testing at Elgin Field in World War II. In the last section there is an overview of education and training in the military as well as articles on army developments in training and manpower technologies and Air Force Education and Training.
New York, N.Y. Printed by Clarke & Way at the Thistle Press, 1962. Limited Edition. Hardcover in a Slipcase. 106 pages, with text only on one side for most pages. . Top edge gilt. Illustrated endpapers. The Dedication page reads: Alfred E. Smith will be remembered for many things, but perhaps most of all for his good works and simple words. This compilation, documented from his public life in his own language, is affectionately dedicated to his memory be a family who enjoyed the privilege of knowing him. Alfred Emanuel Smith (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was an American politician who served four terms as Governor of New York and was the Democratic Party's candidate for president in 1928. Smith served in the New York State Assembly from 1904 to 1915 and held the position of Speaker of the Assembly in 1913. Smith also served as sheriff of New York County from 1916 to 1917. He was first elected governor of New York in 1918, and was elected governor again in 1922, 1924, and 1926. Smith was the foremost urban leader of the Efficiency Movement in the United States and was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as New York governor in the 1920s. Incumbent Republican Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover was aided by national prosperity and the absence of American involvement in war, and he defeated Smith in a landslide in 1928. Smith sought the 1932 Democratic presidential nomination but was defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt, his successor as Governor of New York. Smith then entered business in New York City, became involved in the construction and promotion of the Empire State Building.
The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. , 361-478,  pages. Footnotes. Illustration. Map. Some pencil underlining and marks noted. Minor separation between cover and spine repaired with glue. Since its founding in 1989, the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) has fostered knowledge of the history of the United States from the close of the Civil War through World War I. The Society’s mission is to advance new and innovative scholarship in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (GAPE), to build and cultivate an intellectual community for those interested in the GAPE, and to promote understanding of the GAPE among historians and wider audiences. In 2001, SHGAPE launched the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (JGAPE). Published quarterly by Cambridge University Press, JGAPE is the premier scholarly journal in the field. The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly. The journal contains original essays and reviews of scholarly books on all aspects of U.S. history for the time period from 1865 through 1920.
New York, N.Y. Jointly Published by The Grolier Club and The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing Thus. Hardcover. xxxiii, 432 pages. Footnotes. Introduction, The Publications of Nordon N. Ray, and an Index, as well as chapters on Autobiography; Surveys of the Rare Book World; Collecting and Scholarship; Books and Life; and an Appendix: Four Bookmen. Gordon N. Ray--Professor of English at the University of Illinois from 1946 to 1960 and president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation from 1963 to1985--was one of the major book and manuscript collectors of his time. His two great Morgan Library catalogues, on English and French book illustration, are monuments both to his collecting and to his scholarship, which were inseparable aspects of his life. He wrote a number of essays and addresses on book collecting, the book trade, libraries, and the role of books in life. This volume brings together twenty-one. This volume begins with four essays about Gordon Ray's own collection, which constitute kind of autobiography. They are followed by his two celebrated surveys, dating from 1965 and 1974, of the state of the rare-book world (with a further brief account from 1982). Four essays analyzing and demonstrating the role of book collecting in scholarship come next, and then three addresses about the development and significance of research libraries. A concluding group of three essays deals with the importance of books and reading to individual self-understanting, and thus with the place of the humanities in society. An appendix prints Ray's brief assessment of four prominent figures in the book world: Michael Sadleir, Tom Turner, John D. Gordan, and C. Waller Barrett.
Schenectady, NY: Committee on Memorial Publications, 1940. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 24 pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Map. Footnotes. Illustrated cover. List of Ye People kild and Destroyed by ye French of Canida and there Indians. Places of Historical Interest in Reference to the Massacre. List of Books. The Schenectady massacre was an attack against the village of Schenectady in the colony of New York on 8 February 1690. A party of more than 200 Frenchmen and allied Mohawk (from Kahnawake (Sault-Saint-Louis) and réserve de la Montagne) and Algonquin warriors attacked the unguarded community, destroying most of the homes, and killing or capturing most of its inhabitants. Sixty residents were killed, including 11 enslaved Africans. About 60 residents were spared, including 20 Mohawk. Of the non-Mohawk survivors, 27 were taken captive, including five Africans. Three captives were later redeemed; another two men returned to the village after three and 11 years with the Mohawk, respectively. The remainder of the surviving captives were likely adopted by Mohawk families in Canada. The French raid was in retaliation for the Lachine massacre, an attack by Iroquois forces on a village in New France. These skirmishes were related both to the Beaver Wars and the French struggle with the English for control of the fur trade in North America, as well as to King William's War between France and England. By this time, the French considered most of the Iroquois to be allied with the English colony of New York, and hoped to detach them while reducing English influence in North America.
Claymont, DE: Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA), 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing --Limited edition of 2000, but this copy unnumbered. Pamphlet. , 66,  pages. Illustrations. This copy bears the stamp of Todd Wheatley. Laid in is a handwritten note from Todd Wheatley to Harold Langley presenting him this copy. OMSA is devoted to the collection, preservation and dissemination of information on U.S. and foreign orders, decorations and medals. Harold David Langley (15 February 1925 – 29 July 2020) was an American diplomatic and naval historian who served as associate curator of naval history at the Smithsonian Institution from 1969 to 1996. As a naval historian, he was a pioneer in exploring American naval social and medical history. Langley began his professional career at the Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division, in Washington, D.C., where he served as a manuscripts assistant in 1951-52, while a graduate student. Moving to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a graduate student, he served as a manuscripts specialist, rare book collection, 1952-54. Returning to the Library of Congress, he was a manuscripts specialist, there in 1954-55. In 1955, Marywood College in Scranton, appointed him assistant professor of history. He remained there until 1957, when he received an appointment as a diplomatic historian in the U.S. Department of State. In 1964, Catholic University of America appointed him associate professor, and in 1968 promoted him to full professor in 1968. In 1969, the Smithsonian Institution, appointed him associate curator of naval history. While holding that position, he was an adjunct professor of American history at the Catholic University of America from 1971 to 2001.
Baton Rouge, LA: The Southern Historical Association, 1935. Presumed First Edition, First printing--Inaugural issue. Wraps. 119,  pages, including Advertisements. Decorative cover. Cover worn, torn, soiled and chipped. Merton Coulter was President of the Southern Historical Association when this journal started. The Contents included four articles, and sections on Documents, Book Reviews, Historical News and Notes, and Directory of Contributors. The articles are: Great Britain, the United States, and the Negro Seamen Acts, 1822-1848, by Philip M. Hamer; The South in the 1850's as Seen by British Consuls by Laura A. White; The Beginning of Printing in Mississippi, by Charles S. Sydnor; and The Propaganda Literature of Confederate Prisons by Willliam B. Hesseltine. William P. Abernethy presented under Documents, the Journal of the First Kentucky Convention, Dec. 27, 1784-Jan. 5, 1785. The Journal of Southern History is published four times a year, in February, May, August, and November, by the Southern Historical Association, which has its editorial offices at the Department of History, Rice University and its administrative offices at the University of Georgia. For eighty-five years, the Journal has published the best of southern history. The Southern Historical Association was organized on November 2, 1934 and charged with promoting an "investigative rather than a memorial approach" to southern history. Its objectives are the promotion of interest and research in southern history; the collection and preservation of the South's historical records; the encouragement of state and local historical societies in the South; and the support and promotion of history education throughout the region.
Washington DC: Public Affairs Press, 1954. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 24 pages. Tabulations. Maps. References. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is one of the Annals of American Research series. This analysis addresses the relationship over time between Abraham Lincoln and members of the Know Nothing movement, including times when Lincoln supported Millard Fillmore and John C. Fremont politically. The author notes: The 1860 campaign is easily summarized. Bell drew votes which Lincoln could not draw, but he received few of the Know Nothing votes in the north. The majority of the new immigrant vote, which was anti-Know Nothing, went to Douglas. Democratic hopes were for an election by the House. A change to Douglas of one vote in twenty-sever in the northwest would have given him the salient states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, but it is clear that the Know Nothing vote had gone Republican in those states. Most of the Know Nothing vote of 1856 was Republican in 1860. Republican gains and Know Nothing losses show remarkable similarities. The Know Nothings were clearly responsible for the election of Lincoln.
Washington DC: The Catholic University of America, 1957. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. vii, , 135,  pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. This is a dissertation submitted to the faculty of the Graduate School of arts and Sciences of The Catholic University of America in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Manton Marble (1834–1917) was a New York journalist. He was the proprietor and editor of the New York World from 1860 to 1876. The New York World was formed in 1860. Marble became its proprietor and editor in 1862. He turned it into a free-trade Democratic Journal. Marble's World building was not attacked during the New York City Draft Riots of 1863, unlike the Republican newspapers The Tribune and The Times. In 1864, the World was charged with fraud after it published communications from President Lincoln that turned out to be forged. Lincoln arrested Marble and placed the World under military guard. Marble, and the World, was allowed to resume publication three days later. In 1872, the World vigorously opposed Horace Greeley's presidential campaign. Marble retired his editorial position in 1876. In 1885, he went to Europe as a delegate to the Bi-Metallic Congress. He became president of the Manhattan Club in 1888. The New York World was published in New York City from 1860 until 1931. The paper played a major role in the history of American newspapers. It was a leading national voice of the Democratic Party. From 1883 to 1911 under publisher Joseph Pulitzer, it was a pioneer in yellow journalism, capturing readers' attention with sensation, sports, sex and scandal and pushing its daily circulation to the one-million mark.
Washington DC: The Catholic University of America, 1943. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. x, 306. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Ink initials on front cover. pencil note on page x. Name of Harold D. Langley on title page. Harold David Langley (15 February 1925 – 29 July 2020) was an American diplomatic and naval historian who served as associate curator of naval history at the Smithsonian Institution from 1969 to 1996. As a naval historian, he was a pioneer in exploring American naval social and medical history. Langley began his professional career at the Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division, in Washington, D.C., where he served as a manuscripts assistant in 1951-52, while a graduate student. Moving to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a graduate student, he served as a manuscripts specialist, rare book collection, 1952-54. Returning to the Library of Congress in Washington, he was a manuscripts specialist, there in 1954-55. In 1955, Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, appointed him assistant professor of history. He remained there until 1957, when he received an appointment as a diplomatic historian in the U.S. Department of State. In 1964, Catholic University of America appointed him associate professor, and in 1968 promoted him to full professor in 1968. In 1969, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., appointed him associate curator of naval history. While holding that position, he was an adjunct professor of American history at the Catholic University of America from 1971 to 2001. He received the 1995 John Lyman Book Awards in the category of Science and Technology for History of Medicine in the Early U.S. Navy.
Washington DC: The Catholic University of America, 1958. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xvii, , 190 pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. While mostly in English, there are some portions in Italian, especially in the footnotes. Some wear. Ink notation on page 190 of index. The name Harry Langley written on the right corner of front cover. This is a Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Science of The Catholic University of American in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. George Perkins Marsh (March 15, 1801 – July 23, 1882), an American diplomat and philologist, is considered by some to be America's first environmentalist and by recognizing the irreversible impact of man's actions on the earth, a precursor to the sustainability concept, although "conservationist" would be more accurate. The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont takes its name, in part, from Marsh. His 1864 book Man and Nature had a great impact. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Marsh the first United States minister to the Kingdom of Italy. Marsh would go on to be the longest-serving chief of mission in U.S. history, serving as envoy for 21 years until his death in 1882. Sister Mary Philip Trauth, S.N.D., was appointed in 1977 by Bishop Richard H. Ackerman to be the first formal Archivist for the Diocese of Covington. She imposed order on the archival materials and developed the Archives’ classification scheme. It was Sister Philip’s responsibility to oversee the 1988 transfer of the Archives from the old chancery to the Catholic Center in Erlanger. She served until her death in 1995.
Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1909. Reprint of article. Wraps. Pages 1155-197, . Footnotes. Ex-War Department Library, with usual markings. Cover has wear and soiling, spine tears and loss of corner of back cover.. Decorative cover. Part of cover has been reglued at the spine. Inscribed on the first page ' To Mr. Cheney, with the compliments of the author". Charles Oscar Paullin (20 July 1869 – 1 September 1944) was an important naval historian, who made a significant early contribution to the administrative history of the United States Navy. Following completion of his doctorate, he published a series of articles in the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings between 1905 and 1914 that constituted the first administrative history of the U.S. Navy. They were published posthumously as a book in 1968, twenty-four years after his death. Similarly, a series of articles on American Voyages to the Orient was published in 1971. From 1910 to his retirement in 1936, Paullin served on the research staff of the Carnegie Institution. In 1911, he gave the Albert Shaw Lectures on Diplomatic History at The Johns Hopkins University, which were published the following year as Diplomatic Negotiations of American Naval Officers. In 1911-1913, Paullin lectured on naval history at the George Washington University. He published his major works on naval history between 1905 and 1918. In 1933, Columbia University awarded Paullin and John Kirtland Wright the Loubat Prize for their Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States (1932).
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1886 [last copyright date]. Later edition and printing. Hardcover. 187,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Ink notation on endpapers and fore-edge. Some pencil checkmarks and page soiling noted. Some footnotes observed. This is one of the Riverside Literature Series. It may have first appeared in this series in 1883. Name of previous owner, and date of 1915, on verso facing the title page. Front and back endpapers have information on the Riverside Literature Series. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and was one of the Fireside Poets from New England. Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine. He studied at Bowdoin College and became a professor at Bowdoin and later at Harvard College after spending time in Europe. His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1841). He retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, and he lived the remainder of his life in the Revolutionary War headquarters of George Washington in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His second wife Frances Appleton died in 1861 after sustaining burns when her dress caught fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on translating works from foreign languages. He died in 1882. Longfellow wrote many lyric poems known for their musicality and often presenting stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and had success overseas.
2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , 118 pages, plus 42 page insert of Illustrations/maps (some in color). Inscriptions by both authors on the title page [jointly inscribed copies are rare). Donald Gordon Morrow was best known as a television game show host, announcer and voiceover actor who authored two books with Kevin Moore. He was the nation’s oldest living survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March and three and a half years in Japanese prison camps during World War II. He was also the oldest combat veteran of WWll at the time of his death on August 14, 2011; he would have been 106 on April 26,2011. In 1937, as a dentist with a ten year old practice, a wife and three children, the 32 year old ROTC lieutenant was called up by the army, as America began to prepare for war. After Pearl Harbor, Al Brown and some 90,000 sick and starving American and Filipino troops fought valiantly for four months on the Bataan peninsula until they were surrendered to Japanese forces in April of 1942, food, ammunition and weaponry, virtually gone. After the Death March, four prison camps, a “hell ship” journey to Japan, starvation, torture, a broken back, a broken neck and fifteen major tropical diseases, including blindness, this once strapping, athletic six-footer was down to a starved 95 pounds. After the Japanese surrender in 1945, and three years stateside in a veteran’s hospital, Al Brown went home for the first time in eleven years. In 1950, though no longer able to practice dentistry because of his war wounds, he went to Hollywood, California and started a new life.
Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1962. A Facsimile of the copy in the Everett D. Graff Collection at The Newberry Library--Limited facsimile edition of 2000. Wraps. , 24 pages. Foreword by Colton Storm. This facsimile edition is based on what at the time was the only known copy of this work (at at the time of this cataloguing still appeared to be the case). Some of the limited edition copies are now in institutions/libraries and thus not available to the collectibles market. There were later editions of Bunn's tale, including one (1828) in which future President Millard Filmore, affirmed the authenticity of the narrative. Matthew Bunn [ca1772- ] was born in Brookfield, Massachusetts and enlisted for a western expedition about age 19. He was captured by Indians in Ohio and when he escaped from them he as captured by George Girty [perhaps a relative of the notorious Simon Girty]. After he escaped from Girty he went to Detroit arriving there in April of 1793. After many adventures he returned to Massachusetts in 1795. In October of 1826 Bunn swore in an affidavit that his story was true. The story of his adventures has gone through several editions but is still considered very rare in the original. [See scholarship on this narrative in The Rarest Story of Adventure in the Region of Niagara: Narrative of Matthew Bunn. Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society 1904 7: 379-436.].
London, England: J. & A. Churchill, 1915. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. Format is approximately 425 inches by 6.5 inches (could fit into some uniform pockets). xi, , 267,  pages. Ink notation inside from board and on fep. Stamp of the Royal Medical Society Edinburgh on title page and elsewhere; we treat as ex-library. Note on fep indicated given to the Society in 1926. Cover has wear and soiling. Frontis fold-out. Contains 39 black and white illustrations. Includes Introduction by Surgeon-General Sir Alfred Keogh, Preface, and Index. Also includes chapters on Physical Fitness for War; Anti-Typhoid Inoculation; The March; Sickness in the Army; The Role of Insects in War; Medical Organization and Administration in the Field; Field Conservancy; and Water and Water Supplies. Col. Lelean's papers reside at the Welcome Library. He served as a Professor of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh after WWI. Among the topics covered are: Physical Fitness for War; Anti-Typhoid Inoculation; The March, Sickness in the Army, The Role of Insects in War, Medical Organization and Administration in the Field, Field Conservancy, and Water and Water-Supplies. There is an index.
New York, N.Y. American Tract Society. Hardcover. These charming Memorials of Vicars, it is understood, were written by Miss Marsh of Breckenham, England. Gilt edged. Decorative front cover. Corners of several pages gone. Front board has some weakness. Writing on fep. The book contains 136,  pages. There are 11 chapters, including Boyhood; The Awakening; Conversion; Diary; Home; Friendship; The War; The Hospital; Winter before Sebastopol; The Day-star Rises; and The Victory. While primarily a religious tract, this volume contains several chapters about the Crimean War, including one on the Hospital. Catherine Marsh or Miss C. M. Marsh (15 September 1818 – 12 December 1912) was an English philanthropist and author writing about soldiers and navies during the 1850s. Marsh was born in Colchester at the vicarage for St Peters church in 1818. In 1850 she was concerned about the soldiers bound for the Crimean War. She decided to write about the short life of a Christian soldier and Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars was published in 1855. It was well read and 78,000 copies were sold in the first twelve months. Two years later she published a similar work English Hearts and English Hands which sympathetically described the navies life having witnessed the workers who had been re-building the Crystal Palace. Marsh published The Life of Arthur Vandeleur, Major, Royal Artillery in 1862. The following year she published a biography of her father who had died in 1864. Five years after her death in 1917, The Life and Friendships of Catherine Marsh by Lucy Elizabeth Marshall O'Rorke was published.
United States Army, Middle Pacific Command, 1945. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 6 inches by 9 inches. Unpaginated (96 pages plus covers). Map Illustrations. Chronology, Middle Pacific Command Central Pacific Area. Chronology is primarily from February 1941 to July 1945. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is an unofficial account of MidPac at War. [Preface] by Lieutenant General Robert C. Richardson, Jr., United States Army, Commanding the Middle Pacific Command and Pacific Ocean Areas. This work was written by enlisted Army correspondents who have been in the places about which they have written and have not forgotten the men about whom they are writing. It appears that this was primarily intended for, and distributed to, those who served in this command. In June 1943, Robert C. Richardson, Jr. was promoted to lieutenant general and assigned as Commanding General of the Hawaiian Department, Military Governor of Hawaii, and all Army personnel in the Pacific Ocean Areas and Mid-Pacific. By mid-1944 he had become commander of U.S. Army Forces, Central Pacific Area. As the administrative commander he oversaw all the Army’s planning, logistical preparation, training, and force deployment efforts as part of the overall U.S. Joint forces island hopping campaign that led to surrender of Japan. His Army ground and air forces fought in all the major central and mid-Pacific battle under the operational command of Admiral Nimitz. Lt. Gen. Richardson stood in the front row of senior leaders who witnessed Japan’s formal surrender on the deck of the USS Missouri.
New York, N.Y. Charles Scribner's Sons, The Modern Student's Library, American Division, 1923. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. Format is approximately 4.5 inches by 6.75 inches. Cover has some wear and soiling, including top and bottom of spine. This book contains , 328,  pages, and includes Preface, Introduction by Hamlin Garland, and Bibliographical Note, as well as chapters covering A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee (1834); An Account of Colonel Crockett's Tour to the North and Down East (1835); and Colonel Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas (1836). Name of a previous owner of this book has been written inside the front cover. Hannibal Hamlin Garland (September 14, 1860 – March 4, 1940) was an American poet, essayist, and novel and short story writer. He is best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers. A prolific writer, Garland continued to publish novels, short fiction, and essays. In 1917, he published his autobiography, A Son of the Middle Border. The book's success prompted a sequel, A Daughter of the Middle Border, for which Garland won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. After two more volumes, Garland began a second series of memoirs based on his diary. Garland naturally became quite well known during his lifetime and had many friends in literary circles. He was made a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1918.
New York: L. W. Paine, Printer, 1863. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 4.5 inches by 7.75 inches. , 84 pages. Addenda List of Killed and Wounded. Rare surviving copy. Fragile Cover worn, torn (partially separated), soiled and chipped. Some page discoloration and marks. Preface states: "When this journal was commenced, and until within a few days since, no idea of the publication was entertained, and it has been forced into type only by the earnest solicitation of the officers and crew of the noble ship which has been our home for nearly two years. The anxiety of our friends has led us to push the completion of tis little book to as speedy a close as possible; therefore our readers must not look for any display of literary attainments, bur receive ti as a correct epitome of our cruise on the Mississippi. W.C.H." USS Hartford, a sloop-of-war, steamer, was the first ship of the United States Navy named for Hartford, the capital of Connecticut. Hartford served in several prominent campaigns in the American Civil War as the flagship of David G. Farragut, most notably the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864. She survived until 1956, when she sank awaiting restoration at Norfolk, Virginia. Bradley Sillick Osbon was an American sailor, US Navy captain, journalist, artist, and author. He was author of Hand Book of the United States Navy: Being a Compilation of All the Principal Events in the History of Every Vessel of the United States Navy; A Sailor of Fortune: Personal Memoirs of Captain B. S. Osbon, and Visitors' Hand Book, Or How to See the Great Eastern.
Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press, 1943. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , 61,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Decorative front cover. Footnotes. Illustrations. Introduction. The Journal Appendix I. Father Marshall's Biography. Appendix II, The History of the Treaty. RARE. This is the Diary of the maiden voyage of the first Catholic priest to hold an office on an American ship of war. It is the story of Father Adam Marshall of the Society of Jesus, Schoolmaster (1824-1825) and Chaplain to the midshipmen of the United States ship-of-the-line North Carolina. He was not only the first Chaplain; he was the first casualty among the catholic priests in the service of the United States Navy, for he died from consumption on the homeward voyage of the North Carolina and was honorably buried at sea. Priest, educator, and author. Durkin was a longtime history professor at Georgetown University. He earned his undergraduate and master's degrees at Boston College in 1928 and 1930 respectively. He studied theology at Woodstock College in Maryland and was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1933; he then completed his Ph.D. in history at Fordham University in 1942. After teaching history at the University of Scranton from 1942 to 1944, Durkin joined the faculty of Georgetown University in 1944, where he helped establish the American studies program and remained until his 1972 retirement. Durkin was also a prolific author and editor, publishing over two dozen books, including Armorer of the Confederacy, Secretary Mallory, Alexis Carrel, Savant Mystique, and The Maryland Jesuits,1634-1833. USS North Carolina was a 74-gun ship of the line in the United States Navy.