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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[Seccombe, Joseph] 
'BUSINESS AND DIVERSION INOFFENSIVE TO GOD, AND NECESSARY FOR THE COMFORT AND SUPPORT OF HUMAN SOCIETY. A DISCOURSE UTTER'D IN PART AT AMMAUSKEEG-FALLS, IN THE FISHING-SEASON. 1739'. BOSTON: S. KNEELNAD AND T. GREEN, 1743
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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100

PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[Seccombe, Joseph] 
'BUSINESS AND DIVERSION INOFFENSIVE TO GOD, AND NECESSARY FOR THE COMFORT AND SUPPORT OF HUMAN SOCIETY. A DISCOURSE UTTER'D IN PART AT AMMAUSKEEG-FALLS, IN THE FISHING-SEASON. 1739'. BOSTON: S. KNEELNAD AND T. GREEN, 1743
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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[Seccombe, Joseph] 
'BUSINESS AND DIVERSION INOFFENSIVE TO GOD, AND NECESSARY FOR THE COMFORT AND SUPPORT OF HUMAN SOCIETY. A DISCOURSE UTTER'D IN PART AT AMMAUSKEEG-FALLS, IN THE FISHING-SEASON. 1739'. BOSTON: S. KNEELNAD AND T. GREEN, 1743
8vo (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.; 200 x 121mm). Title-page with decorative woodcut bands, woodcut head- and tailpieces; a few stray spots, some toning, title leaf backed repairing several tears, none of which affecting text, repairs to final blank, signatures on last leaf of final blank. Original drab wrappers bound in, modern half calf over marbled boards; corners of wrappers and contents rounded, some rubbing to extremities of calf and boards. 
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Provenance

Isaiah and John Tiffany (signatures on title and dedication leaf) — Edward Morill (his signature) — Thomas Streeter (his sale)

Literature

Bruns S105; Evans 5285; Gee 'Early American' 36; Henderson 5; Litchfield 5; Phillips 337; Sabin 78696; Streeter sale 7:4082

Catalogue Note

The Streeter copy. The first edition of the first book on fishing printed in America

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