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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...a strange perversity, what little powder was obtained was withheld from Washington for vessels which could not be prepared for sea ...
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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...a strange perversity, what little powder was obtained was withheld from Washington for vessels which could not be prepared for sea before more ample stores would arrive. They refused to consider that Washington's inactivity was due in part to themselves, in part to causes, which, anxious as he was "to keep above water in the esteem of mankind," he was compelled to conceal from the public, from his friends, and even Chap, from most of his officers. Yet the chimney-corner heroes among the legislators grew impatient at the 1775. slowness of the war, and, after a long and serious ec' debate, on the twenty second carried a resolution 22. authorizing Washington "to attack Boston in any manner which he might deem expedient, notwithstanding the town might thereby be destroyed." In forwarding the resolve, Hancock announced it as having been adopted after a long and most serious debate, and added: "May God crown your attempt with success. I most heartily wish it, though individually I may be the greatest sufferer." Eeceiving what was plainly a direction to attack 1775 the British forces in spite of his want of arms, ammunition, and money, and in the moment of his greatest perplexity from deficiencies and changes of men, Washington, for the first time in his military career,1 was compelled to show the spirit with which he encountered a complication of difficulties. Repelling the accusation of inactivity, he answered the superior civil power with dignity: "It is not perhaps in the pages of history to furnish a case like ours: to maintain a post within muskekshot of the enemy for six months together without powder, and at the same time to disband one army and recruit another within that distance of twenty odd British...
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Good+ in NO jacket. Marbled paper over boards; brown leather backstrip with gilt lettering; 598pp; marbled endpages; wear to extrems of cover with boards showing at corners; slight browning to pp; contents colonial history to war between Great Britain and Spain; leather backstrip is rubbed.
Near Fine in Good+ jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 386 Pages, Classic American Historians Series, Phoenix Books, Abridged by R.B.N., Small Owners Name Stamp in Ink on the FFEP, Light Shelf Rubbings to the Dust Jacket Edges-Few Scuffings, Tightly Hinged Binding with No Owners Markings.
Good- No Jacket. Volume Two Only. Book has bumping to head and tail of spine as well as fore edge corners. Soiling/spotting to surfaces of boards. Cloth at head of spine has a small closed tear. Front hinge is cracked with mull showing. Clean pages and tight binding. Navy blue boards with gold gilt lettering on spine. Gold gilt top edge to text block. "The Author's Last Revision" 1886.
Good- No Jacket. Volume Five Only. Book has bumping to head and tail of spine as well as fore edge corners. Soiling/spotting to surfaces of boards with a few light spots as well. Front paste-down and ffep have a few small blemish/scarred spots. Rest of book is okay with clean pages and tight binding. Navy blue boards with gold gilt lettering on spine. Gold gilt top edge to text block. "The Author's Last Revision" 1887.
Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt print on the spine and gilt on the top page edging. Clean pages with the normal library markings and attachments. The hinges are cracked. There is some light wear on the cover corner tips. The spine has some wear on the top end and some darkening. The title page states this is the author's last revision. Volume VI only.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Calculations in pencil on title page and page preceeding title page and rectory and convent stamps on said pages. Signficant stains on cover boards and spine. Library call number on spine. No other marking or writing noted in book. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Boards are straight with minor edge rub. Text block and gutters are firm. Gilded title on spine in poor condition. 624 pages.; Oblong Small 8vo 7½"-8" tall; 624 pages.
The Author's Last Revision. Blue cloth over boards with title in gilt on spine. No DJ. Top edge of block of pages gilded. 5 3/4 x 9. 565 pages plus ads at back. Prev. owner's name written on copyright page. Cloth scuffed with wear to edges, small areas of deterioration to cloth along hinges, 1-inch chip from lower spine end. Front inner hinge partially loose, text from DJ flap pasted to rear end paper, some paper peel to rear paste-down. End papers browned, pages lightly yellowed, a couple of very small soil spots on edge of block of pages which have bled a little into margin on a few pages. Good. Binding tight and square. Pages generally clean..
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