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(REVERE, Paul)
A Sammelband of 10 Late Colonial and Revolutionary War Era Almanacs, Issued between 1771-1780
1780. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Contemporary calf. A few ink notes in the margins, some overall toning to the text, but a remarkably crisp, clean set of late Colonial and Revolutionary War-era almanacs, superbly preserved, and featuring four engraving by Paul Revere, a publication by Hannah Watson, one of the first American woman printers in Connecticut, and a map of New York's military defenses during the Revolution. The Revere engravings appear in three of the 10 almanacs contained here. First in *The Nathaniel Ames Almanac for 1772*, the second almanac in this sammelband. According to C.S. Brigham's book *Paul Revere's Engravings* (NY: 1969), two of the three illustrations in the almanac were done by Revere: a portrait of John Dickinson and a portrait of Mrs. Catherine M'Caulay. This is corroborated by Revere's own day Day Book where he notes, on December 16, 1771: "Mr. Ezekiel Russel Dr/ To Engravin two plates for Ames's Almanack.... ." A third Revere engraving is included in *The Bickerstaff Boston Almanack for 1775*, that has an illustration of New Zealand's M ori warriors is likewise attributed to Paul Revere by both David Stauffer (*American Engravers*) and by William Loring Andrews (*Paul Revere and his Engravings*). And the fourth appears on the cover of *Freebetter's New-England Almanack for 1776*. The Revere woodcut was originally reproduced in the June 1774 issue of Isaiah Thomas' *Royal American Magazine*. Revere adapted his image from a British illustration entitled "The Able Doctor," to depict the abuse of America at the hands of the British govern … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [United States]

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