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1 Barbara W. Tuchman The First Salute
Knopf September 1988 0394553330 / 9780394553337 First Edition 
Hardcover Used - Very Good Fine Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. First Edition, First printing. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. Price Clipped. Gift dedication to former owner at ffep. Four maps, plus 16 pages with 10 b/w and 6 colour illust. FEP: Map of the West Indies in relation to Europe and America. REP: Map of The march from New York to Virginia. 'On November 16, 1776, a ship flying the red-and-white striped flag of the Continental Congress entered the port of St. Eustatius in the West Indies. Adhering to custom on entering a foreign port, the ship fired a salute, and the guns of the island's fort returned a ritual response. This act of recognition acknowledged that the vessel and its flag represented a legitimate nation. It was the first official salute to the United States of America.'. 1.60 
Price: 20.00 USD
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