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GAINE'S UNIVERSAL REGISTER, OR, COLUMBIAN KALENDAR, FOR THE YEAR 1787.
New York: Printed and sold by Hugh Gaine, []. 1786 - 199,[5]pp. plus fifteen unprinted interleaves. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Calf scuffed and worn, perishing at spine and extremities. Toning in margins of outer leaves, else internally clean and bright. Contemporary ink ownership inscription of John Pintard on titlepage, additional contemporary ink and pencil inscriptions in blank preliminaries and several interleaves. Very good. John Pintard's copy of GAINE'S UNIVERSAL REGISTER and almanac for 1787, published by the prominent printer Hugh Gaine. Pintard (1759-1844) was a prominent New York merchant and philanthropist, noted for his early efforts in the preservation of historical manuscripts and his roles in founding the New- York Historical Society, General Theological Seminary, and the American Bible Society. Pintard's personal library formed the cornerstone of the archive of the New-York Historical Society, where his portrait by Trumbull now hangs. Gaine's register includes printings of the Articles of Confederation and several treaties between America and different European powers, as well extensive descriptions of different American states and regions, with lists of government officials, institutions, trade regulations, etc. DRAKE 6093. EVANS 35836. NAIP w032468. DAB XIV, pp.629-30.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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