Lot 139
  • 139

Paine, Thomas [editor]

Estimate
15,000 - 18,000 USD
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35,000 USD
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  • <em>The Pennsylvania Magazine or American Monthly Museum. MDCCLXXV. Volume 1.</em> Philadelphia: Robert Aitken, 1775
12 issues and 1 supplement (January–December 1775), 8vo (7 15/16 x 4 15/16 in.; 200 x 125 mm). Engraved vignette by Robert Aitken on volume title-page, 14 (of 15 - lacking "A Correct View of the last Battle of Charlestown") engraved maps and plates (9 folding). [with]: The Pennsylvania Magazine or American Monthly Museum. MDCCLXXVI. Volume 2. Philadelphia: Robert Aitken, 1776. 7 issues (January–july 1776), 8vo (7 15/16 x 4 15/16 in.; 200 x 125 mm). 5 engraved maps and plates (3 folding). BINDING: Old marbled boards bound in period style half-calf, spine in six compartments, red lettering piece, many original gray wrappers present. PROVENANCE: J. Elmer (signature in brown ink to endpaper of Volume 1) — James Hamilton (signature in brown ink to wrapper) — William Allen (signature in brown ink to wrapper) 

Signatures clipped from volume title-page and preface, minor browning, some foxing throughout, pp. 283 misnumbered but present, "Charles River" map with some loss primarily to margin not affecting image, close tear to Xx4. — Signatures clipped from volume title-page and preface, browning and staining throughout, tear to margin of C2 with some minor loss of text, pp. 145-7 misnumbered but present. Full brown calf, spine rebacked, lacking original wrappers. Housed in quarter morocco and red cloth slipcase, red cloth book chemises.

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