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
Opper, John. Fair. No Jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. The hard cover has shelf wear and the spine has been glued....Yellowing to the pages......Check out our books on tape...............Check out our books on tape.........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by.
Very Good. Hardcover no dj. First edition copy. J. B. Lippincott, publishers. Very good condition for its age; edges, corners, and covers of book show wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. No Dust Jacket as issued. Red, white and blue cloth binding with silver stamped front panel and spine. Silver stamping is bright, text bloc is clean and bright. Cloth at head/heel of spine and tips is worn/frayed and is split 1/2 inch at both top hinges. In sealed plastic protection. 1894. Hardcover no dj.
Opper, F. (illustrator); About 100 b/w Illustrations (including Title page) Good + No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall Wear to spine (silverfished, with scuffing and rubbing); slight rubbing and browning to covers (cloth; chiefly to edges and corners); slight starting to inner hinges (at front, at spine edges); slight internal browning to edges and endpapers. 329 pages. Probable later issue of the reprinting of BAL #15113 (with original copyright date of 1894 on title page verso, and the original preface by both author and illustrator). Fairly tight reading copy; sold "as is".
Very Good. Originally published in 1894. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 329 pages, white titles and red and white decoartions on blue cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover overall with minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling; hinges and binding tight, paper moderately yellowed with light scattered foxing.
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.
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