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1.   Baltz, Shirley V.
A Closer Look At The Annapolis Convention, September 1786
Publisher: Maryland Office for the Becentennial of the U. S. Constitution, 1986 Annapolis, MD
Book. Book condition: Very Good. Soft cover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall The Annapolis Convention was a meeting of delegates from five states in 1786 that called for a constitutional convention. "State Circle in Annapolis is dotted with several historic markers which record the notable eighteenth-century events that occurred in the Maryland State House. The text on the markers concludes: 'From here, September 14, 1786, the Annapolis Convention issued a call to the states that led to the Constitutional Convention.' If pressed beyond that statement, probably few who pause to read the signs would be able to recall further facts about the convention. Who actually participated? What was the intended purpose of the convention? What prior conditions led to its being called? The answers lie, of course, in a closer look at the events and people of the time.." 19 pages with extensive bibliography. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Paper wrappers; stapled binding.

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2.   Foster, Genevieve, Illustrated by: Foster, Genevieve
George Washington's World
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944 New York
Book. Book condition: Good. Fair to Good. Hardcover 4to - over 9 - 12" tall "A quick glance through this book, stopping especially to look at the dramatic and arresting double-page illustrations before each section, will show what it does for the period during which the United States of America was born. through her two children of high-school age, Mrs. Foster discovered how difficult it is for young people to visualize the events of a period in their relationship to each other. With unbounded enthusiasm she set to work to give a picture of World events during Washington's life. It was a long and strenuous piece of work, but her enthusiasm never flagged. One feels this as one reads the book, and the result is one of the most distinctive and unusual - we hope one of the most useful - book we have published. An interesting feature is that the reader may follow the story of one character through the book; it is indexed to make this possible. Indeed, one can follow the characters through the pictures along, seeing Napoleon grow from a tiny infant in the cradle to the would-be conqueror of Europe; seeing Benjamin Franklin grow old in the service of his country." Nicely illustrated. 348 pages with index. Book is in GOOD condition. Dust jacket is in FAIR to GOOD condition; mostly complete, but wear and chipping to edges.

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3.   Jolly, Pierre
Du Pont de Nemours: Apostle of Liberty and the Promised Land
Publisher: The Brandywine Publishing Company, 1977 Wilmington, DE
Book. Book condition: Very Good. Good to Very Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall "A colorful review of one of the most dramatic epochs of history, in which this French statesman who became the grandfather of one of our most important American industries played an active role, ably depicted with the vivacity and finesse of an accomplished French author, the winner of three prizes from the venerable Institute of France and one from the Society of French Men of Letters - a man who understands his history well and moves about it easily without belaboring it, giving us an absorbing tale full of human warmth and pathos - an inspiring tale and one to be enjoyed.." 16 illustrations. 392 pages with index. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Dust jacket is in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition; some soiling.

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4.   Michael, William H.
The Declaration of Independence: Illustrated Story of Its Adoption With the Biographies and Portraits of the Signers and of the Secretary of the Congress
Publisher: Government Printing Office, 1904 Washington, DC
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Lewis and Clark edition. "This volume was prepared primarily as an aid to those in charge of the exhibit of the Department of State at Expositions in explaining that part of the exhibit relating to the Declaration of Independence. The panel of the exhibit devoted to this interesting document contains a likeness of Jefferson, who wrote the immortal document, a picture of the house in which he wrote it, the desk on which he wrote it, a picture of Independence Hall in which it was debated and adopted, portraits of the committee charged with preparing the draft, and portraits of all signers. All the illustrations in the panel are given in this book, with some additional ones, including a facsimile of the broadside copy signed by John Hancock, President of the Congress, for and on behalf of the members of the Congress, attested by Charles Thomson, Secretary, and a portrait and biographical sketch of the latter. The series of portraits of the signers is complete and their artistic excellence will be recognized.." viii + 99 pages with index + numerous black-and-white engraved illustrations (as noted above). Book is in GOOD or better condition; some wear to cover; minor foxing. No dust jacket.

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5.   Pitcairn, Raymond
Making Our Constitution: A Week-by-Week Story of the Federal Convention of 1787
Publisher: Sentinels of the Republic, 1938 Washington, DC
Book. Book condition: Good. Soft cover 4to - over 9 - 12" tall "The articles in this pamphlet were published, under their distinctive heading, in many newspapers during the nationally observed Constitution Sesqui-Centennial celebration of 1937. Their purpose was to present each week significant phases of the Constitutional Convention's deliberations and accomplishments during the corresponding week of a century and a half ago, as condensed from James Madison's famous 'Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787.' The date at the head of each page identifies the week during which that article appeared.In response to numerous suggestions, the entire collection of articles included in the series is here reprinted in more permanent form." 20 pages. Tall softcover booklet. Book is in GOOD condition; some wear to cover. Paper wrappers; stapled binding.

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6.   Scarff, John H. (ed)
The Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Publisher: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1937 Baltimore, MD
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Charles Carroll of Carrollton was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from Great Britain. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and later as first United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic and the longest-lived (and last surviving) signatory of the Declaration of Independence, dying at the age of 95. "This book is an attempt to put in appropriate and permanent form a complete record of the entire (Bicentenary) celebration, so that posterity may know that this generation was not unmindful of the Nation's debt to Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of Maryland's most distinguished citizens." Illustrated. viii + 134 pages. Book is in GOOD condition. No dust jacket.

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7.   Shreve, L. G.
Tench Tilghman: The Life and Times of Washington's Aide-de-Camp
Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, 1982 Centreville, MD
ISBN: 0870332937 Book. Book condition: Very Good. Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall "Like Paul Revere, Tilghman earned a special place in the history of the Revolution for having made a famous ride, for it was he who brought the welcome news to the Continental Congress in October 1781 that Cornwallis had surrendered at Yorktown. Of thirty-two aides-de-camp to serve Washington, Tilghman was the only one who remained at his side throughout the war. The life of this young staff officer from Maryland's Eastern Shore reflected many aspects of the life of those of his social standing - from his classical education in Philadelphia, and his mission to negotiate a treaty with the Indians on the northern New York frontier, to his appointment as military secretary to Washington at the very nerve center of the war. Not only was he present at countless interviews with distinguished emissaries, he also was at his commander in chief's side on a daily basis. Since Tilghman was Washington's intimate friend and confidant, a relationship strikingly similar to that of Colonel House and Woodrow Wilson, his views add a unique dimension to Washington's personality as we know it. Above all, however, readers will enjoy Tench Tilghman the man. Whether pleading with Tory-minded relatives to break with the British Crown or describing his feelings to the love of his life, he is an appealing character. With access to enlightening family papers and correspondence as well as much other unpublished material in England and France and in this country, Shreve has delineated a rich portrait." xxvi + 260 pages with index. Book is in VERY GOOD condition; owner inscription on front endpaper. Dust jacket is in GOOD condition; tears to top front edge.

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8.   Watson, Ekanah
Men and Times of the Revolution; or, Memoirs of Elkanah Watson...
Publisher: Dana and Company, 1857 New York
Book. Book condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Second edition (stated). Half-leather binding with marbled cover and endpapers. Subtitle: "including his Journals of Travels in Europe and America, From the Year 1777 to 1842, and His Correspondence with Public Men, and Reminiscences and Incidents of the American Revolution." Edited by his son, Winslow C. Watson. "My father, from the age of nineteen, nearly to the close of his life, which was prolonged to more than four-score years, was in the habit of recording his observations of men and incidents, as the events occurred to which they relate. This period included the era of the War of Independence, and of those amazing mutations which have marked the transformation of dependent colonies into a mighty nation; and of a rude and sequestered wilderness into a territory teeming with beauty, cultivation and affluence. In Europe and America he was in the midst of the scenes of this pregnant era, an intimate associate with many of the individuals who impelled or guided these changes, and a vigilant observer of the occurrences connected with their development. The journals of my father form a large body of manuscript, which, in connection with a multiplicity of publications on many and various subject, and a very extensive correspondence with some of the most eminent men of our annals, comprise many volumes. These materials constitute the elements of the work I now respectfully submit to the public.." 557 pages with index. Book is in VERY GOOD condition; some edgewear, but less wear than expected of a book of this age and genre. No dust jacket.

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