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Colonial Charters
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Colonial Charters
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 5,313 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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Colonial Charters
A fine group of three editions: The Charters of the following Provinces of North America; viz. Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusett's Bay and Georgia. To which is prefixed, A Faithful Narrative of the Proceedings ... In Consequence of the late Stamp-Act. London: for W. Owen, J. Almon, F. Blyth, 1766. 4to. Folding engraved map of North America; lightly browned with some marginal soiling. 19th-century green three-quarter morocco gilt, gilt-stamped title on spine. Sabin 12163. — The Charters of the British Colonies in America. London: for J. Almon, [1774]. 8vo; 2 quires and last page browned. Modern boards, printed paper title label on spine, in a light-blue half-morocco portfolio. Sabin 12162. — The Charters of the British Colonies in America. Dublin: for John Beatty, 1776. 8vo. Modern boards, printed paper title label on spine, in a green half-morocco portfolio. Sabin 12162.
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Catalogue Note

The first of this group is the Very rare first collected edition; with the map of "North America from the Latest Discoveries 1763." The section of this edition on the protests surrounding the Stamp Act was based on letters, gazettes and pamphlets.

The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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New York