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Plans! We presently have the following drawings for sale:

Item 1001 - Plans of the British sloop HMS SWIFT. The plan consists of a plan, profile and stern view. The plan shows the ship as of December, 1783.


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Item 1002 - Plans and profiles of the British naval swivel gun. The plan is dimensioned.

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Item 9011 - 24 Pounder Carriage Drawings, 1797 - Scale drawing, entitled "A 24 Pound Naval Truck Gun of the Year 1797." This drawing, drawn at a scale of 1/2" to the foot, shows the plan, profile and sections of a 24 pounder wooden gun carriage. The sheet contains 6 views and is reproduced on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet.
 
 

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Item 9012 - 24 Pounder Carriage Drawings, 1797 - Same as above, but reproduced on an 11" x 17" sheet.

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Books!
Item 1003 - Reprint of a rare 1774 Almanac - This is a high quality color reproduction of the Anderson Improved "Almanak and Ephemeris" printed in Newport, Rhode Island. The publication includes the rising and seting of the sun, moon and some stars for every day of the year, eclipses, info. on planets,  predicting weather and tides, info. on the courts and government throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and some additional articles. The copy is in color because the paper has aged to a brownish color. One page is incomplete.
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Item 1004 - Reprint of a rare 1778 Almanac - This is a high quality color reproduction of  Benjamin West's "New England Almanak or Lady's and Gentleman's Diary" printed in Providence, Rhode Island. The publication includes the rising and seting of the sun, moon and some stars for every day of the year, eclipses, info. on  predicting weather and tides, info. on the courts of new England, and in on roads, and some additional articles. The copy is in color because the paper has aged to a brownish color. One page is incomplete (September/October).

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Item 1011 - Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society (Vol. 82, No. 1) containing an articles entitled "Right's Crossing" by Richard Seltzer (34 pages).  The script of a fictional play about the American Revolution and the  stategic importance of the Wright's Ferry (the site of modern Columbia) on the Susquehanna River. The play concerns events of December 1777, while the Congress was meeting across the river at York, PA and General Washington's army was at Valley Forge. Some of the characters are actual historical figures.  . This is an original copy of the 1979 publication, not a reprint.  It is in excellent condition.  6" x 9"!

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Item 1012 - Rebellion - A Northwest Territory novel  -  This book is a novel written by Oliver Payne, and is billed as a novel of romance, war, honor and adventure.  The title is Rebellion - Northwest Territory Book 4. The blurb on the back of the book reads "1776 And the smoking fies of revolution burst into flame. At the peril of their lives, Owen and Ella Sutherland forsake their great trading company and travel east. Here Owne is agin fated to become a soldier and will battle Tory and redcoat...while the Sutherland's son, with his young English bride, must also choose sides...even if it means turning against his own family. But the Sutherlands will triumph as they blaze new pathways for the freest nation on earth." The book was published in 1983 by Berkley Books of New York. 415 pages. Paperback. The pages are slightly yellowed. Minor wear. The binding is strong, however,  the paper on the has some creases from previous use.

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Item 3010 - General Edward Hand - Journal of the Lancaster County (PA) Historical Society containing and article on General Edward, George Washington's adjutant general. The article in entitled "General Edward Hand, Experimental Farmer." The article concerns the general's research on the use of plaster of Paris as an application to fields and also the "General Hand Plum.". The article is 7 pages in length. This is not a reprint but the original 1962  publication. It is in excellent condition. 6"x9"

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