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Report of the Committee Appointed on the Twenty-Third of September Last To Inquire Into The Causes and Particulars of the Invasion of the City of Washington by the British Forces in The Month of August, 1814. November 29, 1814. Read, and committed to a committee of the whole house on Monday, the19th of December next.

By: N/A

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Washington, A. and G. Way: 1814

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018132

Condition: Very good


Octavo, 370 pages, two folding plates. Bound into blue-green paper covered boards with leather spine. This report was the result of a resolution in the House of Representatives on the 23rd of September, 1814: "Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into the caues of the success of the enemy in his recent enterprises against this metropolis, and the neighboring town of Alexandria; and into the manner in which public buildings and property were destroyed, and the amount thereof, and that they have power to send for persons and papers. Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, Mr. Lowndes, Mr. S... View more info

MR MADISON'S WAR. A Dispassionate Inquiring Into the Reasons Alleged by Mr. Madison For Declaring an Offensive and ruinous War Against Great Britain. Together With Some Suggestions As To A Peacable and Constitutional Mode of Averting That Dreadful Calamity.

By: By A New England Farmer (John Lowell LLD)

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Boston, Printed by Russell & Cutler: 1812

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 000015620

Condition: near Fine


Octavo, x + [1], 4-63 pages. Black cloth spine over cream paper-covered boards. 061508A View more info

Revolutionary Services and Civil Life of General William Hull. Prepared from his manuscripts by his daughter Mrs. Maria Campbell, Together With the History of the Campaign of 1812, and Surrender of the Post of Detroit, by His Grandson, James Freeman Clarke.

By: Campbell, Mrs. Maria, and James Freeman Clarke.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1848

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000015301

Condition: Very good


Large octavo, brown blind-stamped cloth, xx + 17 + 482 pages. Includes maps. A couple of small chips at spine edges, some scattered light foxing in text, still Very Good. Presentation copy to the Naval Lyceum of Brooklyn. Library of Congress Dupiicate Exchange stamp on copyright page. 100704A View more info

AN ANSWER TO WAR IN DISGUISE: Or, Remarks Upon the Doctrine of England, Concerning Neutral Trade.

By: Gouverneur, Morris

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Printed by Hopkins and Seymour For I. Riley & Co.: 1806

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018068

Condition: Good +


Octavo, removed from a book of pamphlets, so there are punch marks in the gutter margins from previous binding. Rebound in tan boards with green spine, [5] 6- 76 pages. Howes, 825, notes: "more probably by Rufus King." Some age browning throughout. War of 1812. 092717A View more info

A CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WAR OF 1812 IN THE NORTHWEST, Embracing The Surrender of the Northwestern Army and Fort, At Detroit, August 16, 1812; With A Description and Biographical Sketch of the Celebrated Indian Chief Tecumseh.

By: Hatch, Colonel William Stanley

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Miami Printing and Publishing Company: 1872

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000016279

Condition: Very good


12mo, full calf, re-backed. title in gilt on spine. 156 pages. Covers scuffed. Sabin 30840. Author was "Volunteer in the Cincinnati Light Infantry, and from the invasion of Canada, to the surrender of the Army, Acting Assistant Quartermaster General of that Army." 020207A or CRBC View more info

BARBARITIES OF THE ENEMY, Exposed in A Report Of the Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States, appointed to enquire into the spirit and manner in which the war has been waged by the enemy. And the Documents, Accompanying Said Report.

By: House of Representatives of the United States

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Troy, Printed by Francis Adancourt: 1813

Seller ID: 000018092

Condition: Good


16mo, (approx. 6 3/4"tall by 4 1/4" wide) full calf heavily scuffed, some loss at head and foot of spine, 178 pages plus errata. Browning on endpapers. Howes B-112, Sabin 3296. War of 1812. 040506A View more info

OTIS' LETTERS IN DEFENCE OF THE HARTFORD CONVENTION, AND THE PEOPLE OF MASSACHUSETTS.

By: Otis, Harrison Gray

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Simon Gardner: 1824

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 000016278

Condition: Very good


Octavo, brown paper spine over green paper-covered boards, 103 pages. Title page repaired at edges. Otis was one of the most important leaders of the Federalist party, and also one of the wealthiest men of Boston during his lifetime. Otis was also the third mayor Boston, a United States Senator, Delegate from Massachusetts to the Hartford Convention, President of the Massachusetts Senate, and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 8th district. 020207A View more info

BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE. A DISCOURSE. Delivered Before the Rhode-Island Historical Society, on the evening of Monday, February 16, 1852; plus four other publications assembled by Usher Parsons, bound into one volume.

By: Parsons, Usher; George Calvert,

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Providence, Benjamin T. Albro, Printer: 1854

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed

Seller ID: 000017559

Condition: near Very Good


The first publication is a second edition, 1854, and besides being an account of the battle, refutes Cooper's strictures on Perry; 36 pages. Also includes: (2) Letter on Some Points of Military Surgery, Addressed to Professor Frank H. Hamilton, of Brooklyn New York by Usher Parsons, M.D. of Providence. Read Before the Rhode Island Medical Society, At the Semi-Annual Meeting, Dec. 19, 1860. (3 pages) . (3) Oration, on the Occasion of Celebrating The Fortieth Anniversary of The Battle of Lake Erie; Delivered on the Tenth of September, 1853, in Newport, R. I. by George Calvert, second edition, Pr... View more info

WAR IN DISGUISE; or The Frauds of Neutral Flags.

By: Stephen, James

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, 1805

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 000016270

Condition: Very good


Printed by Whittingham, Dean Street, And sold by J. Hatchard, Piccadilly; and J. Butterworth, Fleet-Street. Octavo, recent cloth over marbled boards (rubbed) and paper labels, vii [1] 252 pages. Sabin 91246, Howes S-937. (Defends the illiberal English interpretation of neutral trade and her right to search our ships.) Stephen was a skilled lawyer whose speciality was the laws governing Great Britain's foreign trade. He was a defender of the mercantilist system of government-licensed controlled trade. In October 1805 – the same month that the British fleet under Lord Nelson defeated the Frenc... View more info