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Smith, William 
THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW-YORK, FROM THE FIRST DISCOVERY TO THE YEAR M.DCC.XXXIII. TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE INHABITANTS, THEIR TRADE, RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL STATE, AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COURTS OF JUSTICE IN THAT COLONY. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THOMAS WILCOX, 1757
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Smith, William 
THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW-YORK, FROM THE FIRST DISCOVERY TO THE YEAR M.DCC.XXXIII. TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE INHABITANTS, THEIR TRADE, RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL STATE, AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COURTS OF JUSTICE IN THAT COLONY. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THOMAS WILCOX, 1757
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 USD
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Smith, William 
THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW-YORK, FROM THE FIRST DISCOVERY TO THE YEAR M.DCC.XXXIII. TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE INHABITANTS, THEIR TRADE, RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL STATE, AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COURTS OF JUSTICE IN THAT COLONY. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THOMAS WILCOX, 1757
4to (10 1/8 x 7 5/8 in.; 259 x 193 mm), 1 folding engraved plate. BINDING: Bound to style in 18th-century half Russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco label in second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt.

Expert repairs and some ink facsimile work, small expert repairs to the outer blank margins of the final leaf.


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Literature

Church 1023; Howes S703,"b"; Larned 1109; Sabin 84566; Streeter Sale 871

Catalogue Note

A FOUNDATION STONE OF ANY COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON NEW YORK: THE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST HISTORY OF NEW YORK.

"Within the period subsequent to the English Revolution, Smith is still without a successful rival. This work ranks with Smith's Virginia and Hutchinson's Massachusetts, as one of the worthiest examples of historical literature produced in later colonial times" (Larned).

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York