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TRACTS AND OTHER PAPERS, RELATING PRINCIPALLY TO THE ORIGIN, SETTLEMENT, AND PROGRESS OF THE COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE COUNTRY TO THE YEAR 1776.
Washington. -1846. 1836 - Four volumes. 19th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled paper, gilt, spines gilt. Spines slightly darkened. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Very light, scattered foxing, confined to first two volumes. Very good, untrimmed. An important collection of accounts of the early history of the American colonies, gathered by the assiduous Peter Force. Among the items reprinted, all with their own titlepages and paginations, are A TRUE DECLARATION OF THE ESTATE OF THE COLONIE IN VIRGINIA (1610), Smith's .NEW ENGLAND., the first printed version of Oglethorpe's A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COLONY OF GEORGIA., and works by the Gentleman of Elvas and Nathaniel Byfield. "A most interesting and valuable series of reprints of the rarest of tracts relating to America, all of which are noticed in this dictionary, under their respective names" - Sabin. "Some of these fifty-two tracts appeared here in print for the first time" - Howes. "This collection of tracts on early American history is indispensable to all students, whether of the north or the south, and by frequent reprints should be made accessible to all" - Larned. Force formed a very large collection relating mainly to American history, which he sold to the Library of Congress. HOWES F247, "b." LARNED 848. SABIN 25059.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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