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The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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Almon, John

The Remembrancer or Impartial Repository of Public Events. Vols. I-XVI [of XVII]. London: J. Almon [later:] J. Debrett, 1775 - 1783

16 volumes, 8vo (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.; 225 x 140 mm, uncut). Three engraved maps (of which one is folding) of Boston and its harbor in volume one, portrait of Franklin in volume five, folding table in volume six, 8-page publisher's catalogue in volumes 8, 10, 12; lacking maps in volume 4, lightly browned throughout with occasional marginal spotting and soiling, spotting heavier on title of volume 2 and last 10 leaves of volume 9, tiny tear in outer margin of volume 2, page 367, marginal tear in publisher's catalogue mended in volume 12. 19th-century tan calf, triple-fillet borders, spines richly gilt, gilt-stamped title labels on spines, except vol. 15 in original printed wrappers in a blue half-morocco slipcase with gilt-stamped red leather title label on spine; 7 volumes rebacked with original spines laid down, joints of other volumes cracking.


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John Carter Brown Library (engraved armorial bookplates and release stamps, oval library stamp on titles) — Copley bookplate on some volumes — W[illia]m Hall (ms. exlibris in vol. 15 only)

出版

Howes A182; Sabin 955

相關資料

A mixed set of this important compilation. "This work contains every authentic paper relative to the American Revolution [including newspaper articles], whether published in England or America, by the British Ministry or the American Congress" (Sabin).

The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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