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135
[Oldmixon, John] 
THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN AMERICA, CONTAINING THE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY, SETTLEMENT, PROGRESS AND PRESENT STATE OF ALL THE BRITISH COLONIES ON THE CONTINENT AND ISLANDS OF AMERICA ... LONDON: PRINTED FOR J. BROTHERTON, J. CLARKE [AND OTHERS], 1741
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135
[Oldmixon, John] 
THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN AMERICA, CONTAINING THE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY, SETTLEMENT, PROGRESS AND PRESENT STATE OF ALL THE BRITISH COLONIES ON THE CONTINENT AND ISLANDS OF AMERICA ... LONDON: PRINTED FOR J. BROTHERTON, J. CLARKE [AND OTHERS], 1741
Estimate
3,0005,000
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[Oldmixon, John] 
THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN AMERICA, CONTAINING THE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY, SETTLEMENT, PROGRESS AND PRESENT STATE OF ALL THE BRITISH COLONIES ON THE CONTINENT AND ISLANDS OF AMERICA ... LONDON: PRINTED FOR J. BROTHERTON, J. CLARKE [AND OTHERS], 1741
Publisher's advertisement on verso of terminal leaf in vol. 1. ILLUSTRATION: 8 folding maps by Herman Moll. PROVENANCE: Charleton (name in gilt on upper covers) — Charles W. Burr (bookplate)

2 volumes, 8vo (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.; 197 x 120 mm). BINDING: Contemporary speckled calf. 

Repaired tears to folding maps, faint minor offsetting. Binding rebacked to style.


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Provenance

Charleton (name in gilt on upper covers) — Charles W. Burr (bookplate)

Literature

Beinecke, Lesser Antilles Collection 191; European Americana 741/164; Howes O61; Sabin 57157

Catalogue Note

The second expanded edition of this fundamental 18th century reference work on British America. This second edition includes the story of William Penn and the Indian princess (as told to the author by Penn), and additions that bring the history of the area down to the date of publication.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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