This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 Excerpt: ...woods in order to get food for their families. Troops had no blankets, and straw was not to be had. It was extremely sad; but there was no ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 Excerpt: ...woods in order to get food for their families. Troops had no blankets, and straw was not to be had. It was extremely sad; but there was no wavering. Officers were approached by the enemy with from one hundred to one thousand pounds if they would accept and use their influence to effect a reconciliation; but, with blazing eye and unfaltering attitude, each stated that he was not for sale, and returned to his frozen mud-hole to rest and dream of food and freedom. Those were the untitled nobility from whom we sprung. Let us look over our personal record and see if we are living lives that are worthy of such heroic sires. Five minutes will now be given the reader to make a careful examination of his personal record. In the spring the joyful news came across the sea that, through the efforts of Benjamin Franklin, France had acknowledged the independence of the United States, and a fleet was on the way to assist the struggling troops. The battle of Monmouth occurred June 28. Clinton succeeded Howe, and, alarmed by the news of the French fleet, the government ordered Clinton to concentrate his troops near New York, where there were better facilities for getting home. Washington followed the enemy across New Jersey, overtaking them at Monmouth. Lee was in command, and got his men tangled in a swamp where the mosquitoes were quite plenty, and, losing courage, ordered a retreat. Washington arrived at that moment, and bitterly upbraided Lee. He used the Flanders method of upbraiding, it is said, and Lee could not stand it. He started towards the enemy in preference to being there with Washington, who was still rebuking him. The fight was renewed, and all day long they fought. When night came, Clinton took his troops with him and went away where they could be by themse...Read Less
Fred Opper. Very Good. Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye (1850-1896) distinguished American journalist and humorist, adopted the name "Bill Nye" after a character in a famous poem by Bret Harte. Here Nye takes a humorous look at the history and development of the United States. Very Good in decorative red cloth, silver lettering, mended spine split. Illustrated. 328p.
Fred B. Opper. Fair. London: Chatto & Windus, 1899. 1st Edition, Ex-Library. Hardcover. Fair. Fred B. Opper. 12mo, Blue boards, black letters. Usual ex-library stamps and card pocket. Front hinge is torn. Rear hinge has a 1 inch tear. Top and base of spine and corners starting to fray. 328 + 4 pages.
J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1894. 1st Edition, Good, Hard Cover, Size=6"x8.5", 329pp(Apndx). Spine letters rubbed, rear inside hinge crack gluemended, o.w. a clean copy. NO ink names, bookplates etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Illustrated by F. Opper. Very good hardcover without dustwrapper. The book spine ends and cover edges have minor wear. The book spine and cover boards have some fading and light soiling. The former owners name and stamp mark are on the front endpaper. The books front hinge is slightly loose.
Illustrated by F. Opper. Fair with no dust jacket; Boards: red, white and blue cloth w/ silver titles. Edgewear, bumped, rubbed, soiled. Text: bookplate on PDE, FEP loose, hinges starting. B&W drawings; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 329 pages.
Very Good in No jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall First edition, 1894. Cartoon illustrated. Red, white and blue striped cloth with silver gilt cover lettering, 328 pages. The book is in very good condition, with light overall surface rubbing and gently rubbed perimeters (more at spine ends and corners), sound text block, good hinges, name stamped neatly in light pink ink on front free endpaper, otherwise clean pages with no other markings.
Good. No Dustjacket. 1899. 328 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth hardcover, with illustration and tilting on front and spine. Lightly tanned pages and firm binding with fair tanning and very slight spotting on fore-edge and end papers. Ex-libris plate on front paste down. Boards are good, light rub marks on rear, with light bumping and surface wear on corners and spine ends.
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