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1 Meyer, Sam Paradoxes of Fame: The Francis Scott Key Story

Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing 1995, 1st printing. Meyer tells the story, and the irony, of Key's life and his enduring role in the American heritage. Dust jacket, 8vo in black cloth, 28 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index, 102pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Napier, Henry E. New England Blockaded in 1814

Salem MA: Peabody Museum 1939, 1st. Full title: The journal of Henry Edward Napier, Lieutenant in HMS Nymphe; edited by Walter Muir Whitehill. A vast material loss was inflicted upon young America by the extremely effective British blockade of the New England coast, here described in a spirited journal by a young British lieutenant, with 8 illustrations, notes and 3 appendices. No dust jacket, 4to in blue cloth with gilt title on front board and spine, top edges brightly gilt, other edges untrimmed, no marks, clean and tight, Very Good/-. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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3 Toner, Raymond J. Meeheevee

Chicago: Albert Whitman and Company 1940. Inscribed and SIGNED by author Lt(jg) Raymond J. Toner, USNR. An account of the commerce-raiding cruise of the U. S. frigate Essex into the South Pacific Seas under command of Captain David Porter, USN, 1812-1814. No dust jacket, 8vo in beige cloth with portrait and title on front board, map endpapers, 5 illustrations, 319pp, moisture-warped but no staining, overall Poor but a special reading copy. 
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4 Toner, Raymond J. Meeheevee

Chicago: Albert Whitman and Company 1940. An account of the commerce-raiding cruise of the U. S. frigate Essex into the South Pacific Seas under command of Captain David Porter, USN, 1812-1814. No dust jacket, 8vo in beige cloth with portrait and title on front board, map endpapers, 5 illustrations, 319pp, corners lightly bumped and top edges spotted o/w clean and tight with on marks, Very Good. 
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5 Tucker, Spencer C. Injured Honor: The Chesapeake-Leonard Affair

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1996, 1st printing. Tucker and co-author Frank T. Reuter present a detailed reconstruction of the incident of June 22, 1807, when a British warship fired upon an unprepared USN frigate, trace the evolution of the mistrust that ensured, and the courts-martial of Commodore Barron that bitterly divided the officer corps. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, extensive notes, glossary, bibliography, index, 268pp, as new, Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Westcott, Jan Captain Barney

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1951, BCE. A novel of Joshua Barney, hero of American naval forces in the War of 1812 and Maryland. Dust jacket chipped and torn but intact, 8vo in blue faux leather, 255pp, date and initials on half-title, 1-inch portion cut away from top of front endpaper, contents clean and tight with no marks, despite the trimming of the endpaper the text block is clean and tight with no marks, overall a Fair copy. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 Westcott, Jan Captain Barney

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1951. A novel of the life of the daring naval commander who stood fast against the British at Bladensburg during the War of 1812. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, 255pp, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, Good+. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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8 White, William H. Fine Tops'l Breeze, A

St. Michaels MD: Tiller Publishing 2001. In this second book of the War of 1812 Trilogy, Isaac Biggs ships out as 3rd on the 'George Washington,' involved in freeing the seamen impressed in the disastrous encounter between the USS Chesapeake and the HMS Leopard. SOFT cover, 8vo, 287pp, no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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