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his Council, and all that had his Majesty's Commission. In a Letter to the Clergy there, pagination of a few leaves cut into, morocco, g. e., by W. Pratt, Edward Poole, 1690, 4to. (242) Quaritch, £18 5490 Peters (Rev. S.) A General History of Connecticut from its First Settlement under George Fenwick, Esq. to its Latest Period of Amity with Great Britain, including a Description of the Country, etc. By a Gentleman of the Province, morocco, g.e., by Stikeman, in slip case, Printed for the Author, 1781, 8vo. (248) Essex, £5 10s. [Very fine tall copy of the rare first edition. Catalogue.]
5491 Peters (Rev. S.) A General History of Connecticut from its First Settlement (etc. as in previous lot), another copy, morocco, tooled to a Grolier pattern, g. t., uncut, by Matthews, enclosed in slip case, Printed for the Author, 1781, 8vo. (249) B. F. Stevens, £15
5492 Pitman (Henry). A Relation of the Great Sufferings and Strange Adventures of Henry Pitman, Chyrurgion to the late Duke of Monmouth, containing an account . . . Of his Tryal, condemnation and transportation to Barbadoes, uncut copy, corner of title mended, levant morocco, by Pratt, Andrew Sowle, 1689, 4to. (252) Essex, £5 15s. 5493 Proud (Robert). The History of Pennsylvania, in North America, from the original institution and settlement of that Province under William Penn in 1681 till after the year 1742, with an Introduction respecting the Life of William Penn, to which is added a brief Description of the said Province, etc., portrait and map, 2 vol., half morocco, g. t., uncut, Philadelphia, Zachariah Poulson, 1797, 8vo. (254) Edwards, £2 10S. 5494 Revolution. The History of the Origin, Rise and Progress of the War in America between Great Britain and her Colonies from its Commencement in the year 1764 to the time of General Gage's arrival in 1774, London, printed; Boston, reprinted by Thomas and John Fleet, 1780-Continued in separate volume. The History of the Rise and Progress of the War in North America from the Time of General Gage's Arrival at Boston, in May, 1774, London, printed; Boston, reprinted by Thomas and John Fleet, 1780
Then in a third volume. The History of the War in America between Great Britain and her Colonies, vol. ii., London, printed; Boston, reprinted by Thomas and John Fleet, 1780, together 3 vol., morocco, g. t., uncut, by Bedford, Boston (Mass.), 1780, 8vo. (261) Essex, £6 15s. 5495 Revolutionary Broadside. Boston, December 1, 1773. At a meeting of the People of Boston and the neighboring Towns at Faneuil Hall in said Boston on Monday the 29th of November, 1773, Nine o'clock a.m., and continued by adjournment to the next day for the purpose of consulting, advising and determining upon the most proper and effectual method to prevent the unloading, receiving or vending the
detestable Tea sent out by the East India Company, Part of which being just arrived in this Harbour, one page folio, folded and bound in full crushed levant morocco, Boston, Edes and Gill, 1773 (262) Quaritch, £28 This broadside was
[The famous Boston Tea-party. printed by order of the meeting.-Catalogue.] 5496 Rogers (Major Robert). Journals of, containing an account of the several excursions he made under the Generals who ⚫ commanded upon the Continent of North America during the late War, uncut copy, half morocco, gilt top, Printed for the Author, 1765, 8vo. (266) Edwards, £3 3s. 5497 Sanders (Daniel Clarke). A History of the Indian Wars with the first Settlers of the United States, particularly in New England. Written in Vermont, finely bound in morocco by F. Bedford, Montpelier, Vermont, Wright and Sibley, 1812, small 12mo. (267) Maggs, £11 5s.
[The excessively rare first edition, suppressed, it is said, on account of the scathing review, by Professor Hough, in "The Literary and Philosophical Repertory."-Catalogue.] 5498 Sanders (Daniel Clarke). A History of the Indian Wars with the first Settlers of the United States to the commencement of the late war, together with an appendix, not before added to this history, containing interesting accounts of the battles fought by General Andrew Jackson, with two plates, boards, uncut, in a levant morocco case, Rochester (N. Y.), printed by Edwin Scranton, 1828 (268) Samson, £55s. 5499 Sanderson (John). Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, engraved title-pages and a series of engraved portraits of the Signers, with facsimiles of their signatures, 9 vol., half morocco, g. t., uncut, by Alfred Matthews, Philadelphia, Maxwell and Pomeroy, 1823 (269) Maggs, £3 10S. 5500 Scot (George). The Model of the Government of the Province of East-New Jersey in America and Encouragements for such as Designs to be concerned there. Published for information of such as are desirous to be interested in that place, calf gilt, y. e., Edinburgh, printed by John Reid, 1685, small 8vo. (271) Quaritch, £56 [This copy had the leaf A before the title. It is of the second issue, with the paragraph on page 37 commencing "Where people find themselves straitned," etc.-Catalogue.] 5501 Smith (Captain John). A Map of Virginia. With a description of the covntrey, the commodities, people, government and religion. Wherevnto is annexed the proceedings of those Colonies, since their first departure from England, etc., with the large folding map mounted on linen, engraved by William Hole, containing a picture of Powhatan holding a council, many leaves (mostly in the first part) mended in the headline, at the foot or in the back, one or two headlines slightly defective where mended, morocco super extra, rough g.e., by Rivière, Oxford, Joseph Barnes, 1612, 4to. (274) Quaritch, £120
[The first portion of this tract was written by Smith "with his owne hand," as he states in his "Generall Historie." It consists of a description of the country, its soil and productions, with a full account of its native inhabitants. This part ends at page 39. The second part had a separate title: "The Proceedings of the English colonie in Virginia since their first beginning from England in the yeare of our Lord 1606, till this Present 1612, with all their accidents that befell them in their journeys and discoveries," etc.-Catalogue.]
5502 Stephens (William). A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia beginning October 20, 1737. To which is added a State of that Province as attested upon Oath in the Court of Savannah, November 10, 1740, 2 vol., calf, rough g. e., by Zaehnsdorf, W. Meadows, 1742, 8vo. (281) Essex, £7 5s. 5503 Stith (William). The History of the First Discovery and Settlement of Virginia, being an Essay towards a General History of this Colony, levant morocco, g. e., by F. Bedford, Williamsburg, William Parks, 1747, 8vo. (286)
Edwards, £6 5s.
[Inserted is a note by Mr. Lefferts: "There are two editions of Stith's 'Virginia,' title reading same, but reprinted throughout; one is on finer paper than the other (mine is of this 'fine' variety). The first marked point of difference is on page iii. following the title; the ornamental band at top in fine variety has a row of crowns across both top and bottom, while in the other there is only one crown in centre of top and bottom. Nearly every page shows slight differences in the setting-up, although on the whole it is a paginary reprint."-Catalogue.]
5504 Tailfer (Patrick) and others. A True and Historical Narrative of the Colony of Georgia in America, from the first Settlement thereof until this present period, uncut copy, xviii. + 118pp., half morocco, Charles-Town, South Carolina, printed by P. Timothy for the Authors, 1741, 8vo. (288) H. Stevens, £8 10s.
[This rare pamphlet contains some very unpleasant particulars of the scandalous conduct of the Rev. John Wesley during his apostolic mission in Savannah.-Catalogue.] 5505 Tailfer (Patrick) and others. A true and historical Narrative
of the Colony of Georgia, etc., another copy of the same edition, but cut, morocco, gilt edges, Charles-Town, South Carolina, printed by P. Timothy, for the Authors, 1741, 8vo. (289) Maggs, £3 5s. 5506 Thevet (Andrewe). The New Found Worlde, or Antarctike, wherein is contained wonderful and strange things, as well of humaine creatures, as Beastes, Fishes, Foules and Serpents, Trees, Plants, Mines of Gold and Silver, garnished with many learned aucthorities, travailed and written in the French tong, and now newly translated into Englishe, ornamental border round title, two small holes in last 36
leaf, black letter, calf, red edges, Henrie_Bynneman for Thomas Hacket, 1568, 4to. (294)
E. Ĝ. Allen, 40 [The first translation into English, and perhaps one of the most interesting of the early English books relating to America. It is, in fact, the earliest relating to Canada. The author gives a long account of that country, which he derived from Cartier, whom he calls “James Quartier.”—
Catalogue.] 5507 Thomas (Gabriel). An Historical and Geographical Account
of the Province and Country of Pensilvania, and of WestNew-Jersey in America ... two parts in one volume, folding map, piece cut out of title mended in, first few leaves of text mended at the bottom inner corner, morocco, floriated borders, with doublure of blue morocco, broad gold border, by David, enclosed in a morocco slip case, A. Baldwin, 1698, small 8vo. (295)
Quaritch, £109 (The first dedication begins with "Friend William Penn, I here present thee with a succinct (yet compleat) Account of the late Improvement, and present State of the Noble Province.” . . . In the preface to the reader, the author says, “Nor is there the least question or doubt to be made but this Noble Spot of Earth will thrive exceedingly.”—
Catalogue.] 5508 Thorovvgood (T.) Jevves In America, or Probabilities That
the Americans are of that Race. With the Removall of some contrary reasonings and earnest desires for effectuall endeavours to make them Christian, morocco, g. e., W. H. for Tho. Slater, 1650, 4to. (297)
Essex, £6 6s. (Mr. Field remarks : “This is the first dissertation in English on that fertile subject of controversy and hypothesis, the origin of the American Indians. In 1652, Thorowgood's treatise was answered by Hamon L'Estrange, in a tract
entitled 'Americans no Jewes,' London, 1652.5 - Catalogue.) 5509 Vaughan (Sir William). The Golden Fleece. Divided into
three Parts . . . Translated from Cambrioll Cochos, out of the Southernmost Part of the land, commonly called Newfoundland, by Orpheus Junior, small hole in page 115, with the folding map of Newfoundland, frequently missing, morocco, g.e., by F. Bedford, Francis Williams, 1626, 410. (304)
Quaritch, £14 5510 Verardus-Columbus. In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi Ħis.
paniar (um) regis Bethicæ & regni Granatæ obsidio victona aud triumphus, Et de Insulis in mari Indico nuper inuentis, 36 unnumbered leaves, the Letter of Columbus filling the last seven and a half, 6 woodcuts, morocco, g. e., Basle, J. Bergman de Olpe, 1494, 4to. (305)
Quaritch, £50 [Of the seven early Latin editions known of the Cosco translation of this celebrated Letter of Columbus, only two bear an actual date. This edition is doubly interesting by reason of the woodcuts. The Columbus Letter is here appended to a relation by Verardus of the capture of Granada by Ferdinand from the Moors.- Catalogue.]
5511 Virginia Richly Valued by the description of the maine land of Florida her next neigbour: Out of the foure yeeres continuall trauell and discouerie . . . of Don Ferdinando de Soto, etc., written by a Portugall gentleman of Eluas, and translated out of Portuguese . . . by Richard Haklvyt half morocco, Felix Kyngston for Matthew Lownes, 1609 (306) H. Stevens, £6 15s. [The name of the original author, as Hakluyt says in the Epistle Dedicatorie of the volume, "is not set downe." Of his Portuguese text, printed at Evora in 1557, very few copies are known.-Catalogue.] 5512 Virginia. Nova Britannia, Offring Most Excellent fruites by Planting in Virginia. Exciting all such as be well affected to further the same, woodcut of ship on title, morocco, g. e., by F. Bedford, For Samuel Macham, 1609, 4to. (307) B. F. Stevens, £35 [After Smith's "True Relation" of 1608, this is the first printed book relating to the English settlements in Virginia. There are three, if not four, editions or variations. Some copies have not the ship on the title-page, and the third word is differently spelt "offering or offring." The dedication is signed R. I. (supposed to be Robert Johnson) in some copies, while in others these initials do not appear. The greatest textual difference occurs on the recto of D4. This copy had only three paragraphs on that page. Another, probably a later edition, has four. This difference was brought about by the omission of the sentence, As also euery Planter and Adventurer shall be inserted in the Patent by name.' The new Charter was not signed by the King until May 23rd, 1609, having been kept open to receive the names of the "Planters and Adventurers." It seems probable, therefore, that the edition or editions without the above sentence were printed after this date. Date cut into, but had the preliminary leaf marked "A." From Almon W. Griswold's collection, with his arms on the front side of the binding.-Catalogue.] 5513 Virginia. The New Life of Virginia. Declaring the former
successe and present estate of that plantation, being the second part of Nova Britannia. Published by the authoritie of his Majesties Counsell of Virginea, levant morocco, g. e., Felix Kyngston, 1612, 4to. (308) B. F. Stevens, £40 5514 Virginia. Observations to be Followed for the making of fit roomes to keepe Silke-Wormes in, as also for the best manner of planting of Mulberry trees to feed them. Published by authority for the Benefit of the Noble Plantation in Virginia, morocco extra, g. e., by Zaehnsdorf, Felix Kyngston, 1620, 4to. (309) Quaritch, £20 5515 Virginia. A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia. With the Names of the Adventurors, and Summes adventured in that Action. By his Maiesties Counsel for Virginia, 22 Junii, 1620, pagination of some leaves cut into, few leaves mended in the back margin,