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HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF WORCESTER IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS WITH A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF EVERY TOWN FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME; INCLUDING ITS ECCLESIASTICAL STATE, TOGETHER WITH A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SAME, TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, A MAP OF THE COUNTY, AT LARGE, FROM ACTUAL SURVEY
Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas, 1793. contemporary full leather. 8vo. contemporary full leather. Foldout frontispiece map; (vi), 7-339 pages. First edition (Sabin 103768; Evans 26481; Howes W391). Dedication to John Adams, preface by the author, index to the towns and other topics, table of polls and tax revenues, list of Congregational clergy, valuation lists. Frontispiece foldout map of the county by "Charles Baker Esq. and Capn. John Peirce of said county." Map engraved by (J.H.) Seymour. David McNeely Stauffer notes that Seymour was an engraver for the publisher from as early as 1791 to 1795. From 1803 to 1822, the city directories of Philadelphia list him in that city. See Stauffer, American Engravers upon Copper and Steel, Part I (New York: The Grolier Club of the City of New York, 1907), 244. Isaiah Thomas became a founder of the American Antiquarian Society and author of History of Printing in America.. See Clifford K. Shipton, "The American Antiquarian Society," in The William and Mary Quarterly 3rd Series 2:2 (April 1945), 164-72. Covers rubbed and bumped at edges. Endpapers tanned. Offsetting on map, and from map to title. Some foxing throughout text.
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