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SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSILVANIA IN AMERICA; LATELY GRANTED UNDER THE GREAT SEAL OF ENGLAND TO WILLIAM PENN, &c
London: Benjamin Clark, 1681.. [2],10pp. Folio. Blue crushed morocco by Riviere & Son, title in gilt on spine and front board, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Scratch on front cover, two bookplates on front pastedown. Expert restoration to the title- leaf with a few letters supplied; minor soiling. A few text leaves skillfully repaired. Very good. The primary tract in the foundation of Pennsylvania, and a bedrock piece of Americana. On March 4, 1681, to resolve the Crown's debt to the Penn family, Charles II granted the vast area west and south of New Jersey to William Penn, and Penn immediately began laying the foundations for his new colony. This included contact with numerous leading Quakers in England and Wales, the appointment of several agents, and, most importantly, the publication of this promotional tract "to describe the new colony and the opportunities that were available to persons wishing to settle there or invest in the venture...[It] is the basic pamphlet" - Bronner & Fraser. The successful settlement of Penn's new charter was due principally to William Penn's marketing of the region, beginning with this work. "Penn's advertising campaign for his new colony in the early 1680s was the most successful English colonial recruitment drive since the Puritans had founded Massachusetts fifty years before...and provided the necessary momentum that got the Quaker colony off to a successful start" - Dunn. The work is quite rare on the market. This copy is Bronner & Fraser's second state of the first edition, with the "Fifty Acres shall be allowed" reading at the bottom of page 5. With a distinguished provenance, this was originally bound by Americana bookseller Charles Heartman, later sold to Frank C. Deering, and then sold with other Deering books about 1970 by Kenneth Nebenzahl. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 681/113. BRONNER & FRASER 58b. CHURCH 671. Richard Dunn, "William Penn and the Selling of Pennsylvania" in PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 127, no. 5. JCB II:1225. SABIN 59733. ESTC R24456. WING P1365. STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 22. STREETER SALE 940. WINSOR III:495.
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