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A Chronological history of New-England in the form of annals; being a summary and exact account of the most material transactions and occurrences relating to this country [ ]
Kneeland & Green for S. Gerrish, Boston 1736 - 8vo. Volume I. pp. [10], 104, [2], 254. Title page printed in red and black. Contains subscriber’s list. The second volume was never published in its entirety. A very rare continuation (not present here) covering only three additional years was printed in 1755. Attractively rebound in modern full calf and blind tooled after period style. The inside front cover contains a remounted old institutional bookplate with release stamp. A name is printed on the front free fly leaf (John Phillips) with the date 1749. Inner hinges are neatly strengthened. Miniscule chipping to outer edges of the title page; a few tiny marginal tears are professionally sealed; a minor repair is present to the inner marginal corner (hardly visible). A small tear is professionally sealed on p. 211. Pages are lightly age-toned with occasional mild spotting. On cursory inspection the interior appears generally clean. However, an occasional letter or word is neatly crossed out or corrected in an early hand. In addition several other markings are present - a line of text in the errata is crossed out (p. xii); several words and phrases in the synopsis to the introduction (p. 2) are crossed out and accompanied by handwritten corrections; a small "x" is marked through 3 lines of text in the entry for the year 1533 (Introduction, p.89); an "x" is marked on the chapter heading synopsis in part II, p. 96; a couple of pages contain a miniscule faded historical note printed in the bottom margin. Thomas Prince (1687-1758) was an American divine and pastor of the Old South Church in Boston. His "Chronological History" is divided into three parts. The Introduction outlines world history from the Creation to the year 1603 A.D. Part I. recounts events relating to the New World down to the 1620 settlement of the Plimouth colony in Massachusetts. Part II continues the history to 1630. Prince viewed the settlement of New England as the high point of world history. (See Oxford Comp. to American Lit). Sabin states that Prince’s "Chronological History" is "an important work on the most interesting period of New-England history. It was carefully compiled from a large number of authentic records and relations, mostly in the exact words of the respective authorities." [Evans 4068; Sabin 65585; ESTC W30371]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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