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The Damndest Yankees: Ethan Allen and His Clan

By: Hoyt, Edwin P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Stephen Greene Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296462

ISBN: 0828902593

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridge faintly foxed. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 262 pp. An account of the Allen family of Colonial and Revolutionary Connecticut and Vermont, including Ethan, and of the local and more widely significant events in which they participated. View more info

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George Washington: The Human Being & The Hero, 1732-1762

By: Hughes, Rupert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Company: 1926

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2198532

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Boards a bit soiled, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1926 Hard Cover. ix, 580 pp. 8vo. An account of the early years of the military general and statesmen who became the first president of the United States, covering the period from 1732-1762. Includes reproductions of historical illustrations and documents. View more info

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George Washington: The Human Being & The Hero, 1732-1762

By: Hughes, Rupert

Price: $40.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294562

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Board edges very lightly rubbed. 1926 Hard Cover. ix, 579 pp. 8vo. Personal copy of Pulitzer Prize Winning poet John Ashbery (signature on front free endpaper). An account of the early years of the military general and statesmen who became the first president of the United States, covering the period from 1732-1762. Includes reproductions of historical illustrations and documents. View more info

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Labor in a New Land: Economy and Society in Seventeenth-Century Springfield

By: Innes, Stephen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton: 2014

Seller ID: 2292526

ISBN: 0691613346

Condition: Good


Minimal highlighting, a few pages beginning to loosen. 2014 Trade Paperback. Stephen Innes studies the relationship between work, land, and community in seventeenth-century Springfield, Massachusetts. Using analytical concepts drawn from anthropology--dependence, mediation, and clientage--he shows that the town was a highly commercialized, developmental community contrasting sharply with the communal, quietistic models that currently form our image of early New England. View more info

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The Life of George Washington, Complete in Four Volumes (Library Edition)

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Publishers Plate Renting Company: 1900

Seller ID: 2287372

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1900. Lightly rubbed, rear board of volume III stained, armorial bookplates on front endpaper of each volume. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in four volumes. 404; 405; 404; 414. 8vo. Original dark green cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edges gilt. Frontispieces of four different portraits of George Washington. Washington Irving’s Life of George Washington (published in five volumes in 1856–59) was the product of his last years and remains his most personal work. Christened with the name of the great general, Irving was blessed by Washington whi... View more info

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The Discovery and Conquest of the New World. Containing the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. A Separate Account of the Conquest of Mexico and Peru. A Perfect History of the United Sates.

By: Irving, Washington; Robertson, W. W.; Davenport, Benjamin Rush; Halstead, Murat

Price: $50.00

Publisher: W. H. Ferguson Company, Publishers: 1892

Seller ID: 2292284

Condition: Good


No publisher date, circa 1890. Edges rubbed, page ridges faintly foxed, hinges broken, tear to top corner and along most of width of front free endpaper with no loss. 1892 Hard Cover. xlviii, 922 pp. Nearly 600 engravings. The Discovery and Conquest of the New World. Containing the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. A Separate Account of the Conquest of Mexico and Peru. A Perfect History of the United Sates. View more info

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A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800. With a Genealogical Register of its Inhabitants, Prior to 1800. [with] Author's Corrections to Francis Jackson's History of Newton

By: Jackson, Francis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Stacy and Richardson.: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005176

Condition: Fair


First edition. Lacks map. Binding repaired, ink names of several owners on front endpaper, one being George S. Fuller, whose name also appears in ink on a tissue errata sheet bound in following the text, along with the ink name of a notary public. Laid in is a printed pamphlet of errata published by Jackson Homestead, which states these corrections were handwritten in Jackson's own copy of the book, now in their library. 1854 Hard Cover. iv, 555 pp. 12mo. A history of Newton, Massachusetts from the colonial era through the end of the 18th century. Rather scarce - no auction records found in la... View more info

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California: A Concise History, 1542-1939

By: Jackson, Hartley Everett

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1939

Seller ID: 1953805

Condition: Very Good


Ink gift note on front flyleaf, front free endpaper loose but included. 1939 Spiral-Bound Hardcover. 81 pp. Spiral binding with wooden boards, brown stamped titles. A history of what is now the state of California, from the first European expedition by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 through 1939. Black & white photographs throughout text, including early images of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge (which opened in 1937 and 1936, respectively). Bibliography of Californiana and index follow text. View more info

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The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books, ML 234)

By: Jefferson, Thomas; Koch, Adrienne; Peden, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1944

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2293043

Condition: Very Good


First thus ('First Modern Library Edition, 1944' stated on copyright page, 299 titles listed on jacket reverse). Small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss from corners. xliv, 730, [8] pp. 8vo. A collection of writings by the third President of the United States, including: Autobiography; The Anas; Travel Journals; Essay on Anglo-Saxon; Biographical Sketches of Famous Men; Notes on Virginia; Public Papers; Letters. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third president of the United States, left a vast literary legacy in the form of journal entries, notes, addres... View more info

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Notes on the State of Virginia (The Norton Library N647)

By: Jefferson, Thomas; Peden, William

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2273480

ISBN: 0393006476

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine faded. 1972 Trade Paperback. xxv, [3], 315, [9] pp. Edited with a foreword and introduction by William Peden. From the front cover: [T]he only full-length book Jefferson published during his lifetime, recognized today as the best single statement of his principles. Jefferson's chronicle of the natural, social, and political history of Virginia is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt to define America, and a brilliant examination of the idea of freedom. View more info

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The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire: The Covenant Chain Confederation of Indian Tribes with English Colonies

By: Jennings, Francis

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Norton: 1990

Seller ID: 2280452

ISBN: 0393303020

Condition: Good


Remainder mark, lightly rubbed. 1990 Trade Paperback. A history of how Euramericans and Amerindians shared in the creation of the society that became the United States of America. View more info

Image for An Account of Two Voyages to New-England, Made during the Years 1638, 1663. Wherein you have the setting out of a Ship, With the charges; The prices of all necessaries for furnishing a Planter & his Family at his first coming; A Description of the Country, Natives and Creatures; The Government of the Countrey as it is now possessed by the English, &c. A large Chronological Table of the most remarkable passages from the first discovering of the Continent of America, to the year 1673.

An Account of Two Voyages to New-England, Made during the Years 1638, 1663. Wherein you have the setting out of a Ship, With the charges; The prices of all necessaries for furnishing a Planter & his Family at his first coming; A Description of the Country, Natives and Creatures; The Government of the Countrey as it is now possessed by the English, &c. A large Chronological Table of the most remarkable passages from the first discovering of the Continent of America, to the year 1673.

By: Josselyn, John

Price: $300.00

Publisher: William Veazie: 1865

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2265027

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, one of 250 copies. Title page opened improperly causing tears to corners, Goodspeed number on front endpaper. 1865 Hard Cover. vii, [1], 211, [3] pp. 4to. 1865 reissue of 1674/5 original (the first and second editions differed only in the date on the title page). A combination of natural history, firsthand accounts of colonial America, and reference guide to herbal medicine, providing some of the earliest and most complete information on New England's flora and fauna. His work was later praised by Henry David Thoreau. Sabin 36673 notes Seventy-five copies printed in medium 4to... View more info

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Early Health and Medicine (The Early Settler Life Series)

By: Kalman, Bobbie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company: 1983

Seller ID: 2266345

ISBN: 0865050309

Condition: Very Good


1983 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. Photographs and reproductions of historical illustrations throughout. Part of a series of books on various aspects of colonial life. View more info

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Jamestown: The Buried Truth

By: Kelso, William M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: University of Virginia Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2278833

ISBN: 0813925630

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. 2006 Hard Cover. xi, 238 pp. What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were, the written records pertaining to them are scarce, ambiguous, and often conflicting, and those curious about the birthplace of the United States are left to turn to dramatic and often highly fictionalized reports. In Jamestown, the Buried Truth, William Kelso takes us literally to the soil where the Jamestown colony began, unearthing the J... View more info

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Domestic Architecture of the American Colonies and of the Early Republic

By: Kimball, Fiske

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dover: 1950

Seller ID: 2202390

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, pages foxed and toned. 1950 Large Softcover. xx, 314 pp. Pioneering book, profusely illustrated with 219 photographs, floor plans, drawings, and elevations, presents a detailed, comprehensive history of the evolution of American domestic architecture from 1620 to 1825. Detailed discussions of early shelters at Jamestown and Plymouth, pre-Revolutionary homes in the 18th century, and the rise of an independent American architectural style.Keywords: FISKE KIMBALL DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE AMERICAN COLONIES EARLY REPUBLIC COLONIAL AMERICA HISTORY AMERICANA View more info

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William Brewster, 'The Father of New England': His Life and Times, 1567-1644

By: Kirk-Smith, H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Richard Kay: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005134

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed, small sticker ghost on rear panel. 1992 Hard Cover. ix, 372 pp. 8vo. A biography of the early figure in American colonial history and religion, written by a direct descendant. In 1620 Brewster journeyed on the Mayflower to New England, where he and his fellow colonists established the Plymouth Colony. Because of his experience of Separatist church covenants and of drafting government papers, he is presumed to have had a large role in the drawing-up of the Mayflower Compact. Most of the members of the Leiden church remained be... View more info

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West of the West: The Story of California from the Conquistadores to the Great Earthquake, as Described by the Men and Women Who Were There (Witnesses to the California Experience, 1542-1906)

By: Kirsch, Robert; Murphy, William S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267489

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1/2 inch closed jacket tear, jacket spine slightly faded. 1967 Hard Cover. 526, [2] pp. 8vo. A collection of firsthand accounts of Californian history, from early Spanish colonization through the great earthquake, with discussions of the Gold Rush, statehood, John Charles Fremont and Jessie Benton Fremont, Bret Harte, etc. View more info

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The Siege of Quebec

By: Knox, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Folio Society: 1976

Seller ID: 2208408

Condition: Near Fine


Slipcase rubbed, book in near fine condition. 1976 Hard Cover View more info

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Plain Dealing or News from New England, with an Introduction and Notes (Library of New-England History. No. IV. [4])

By: Lechford, Thomas

Price: $250.00

Publisher: J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt: 1867

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2008323

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #155 of 285 copies. Spine faded, boards lightly rubbed, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1867 Hard Cover. xl, 211 pp. 4to. 8 3/4 x 7 3/8. Original cloth, beveled board edges, gilt titles & rules. Rubricated title page. 1867 reissue of 1642 original, with new introduction and notes by J. Hammond Trumbull. Sabin 39642. The original subtitle describes it as 'a short view of New-England's present Government, both Ecclesiasticall and Civil, compared with the anciently-received and established Government of England, in some materiall points; fit for the gravest consideration in th... View more info

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Note-Book Kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq., Lawyer, in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, from June 27, 1638, to July 29, 1641. [Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society Vol. VII]

By: Lechford, Thomas; Hale, Edward Everett; Trumbull, J. Hammond

Price: $95.00

Publisher: John Wilson and Son, University Press / The American Antiquarian Society: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2007298

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink gift note ('Arnold Green Esq. With the compliments of Henry A. Whitney. Dec. 18. 1885.') on front endpaper. Goodspeed catalog number in pencil on front endpaper. xxviii, 460 pp. 8vo. Edward E. Hale, in his introductory note, calls this work 'one of the most valuable documents which have been preserved, of the history of the first generation of Massachusetts.' Lechford sailed for America, arriving at Boston on 27 June 1638. He was the first practicing lawyer in Massachusetts Bay Colony, though others, such as John Winthrop (1588-1649), had been attorneys in England... Lechfor... View more info

Image for The History of North America, in Twenty Volumes: Discovery and Exploration; The Indians of North America in Historic Times; The Colonization of the South; The Colonization of the Middle States and Maryland; The Colonization of New England; The Revolution; The Formation and Development of the Constitution; The Louisiana Purchase and the Westward Movement; Central America and Mexico; The Pacific Slope and Alaska; Canada and British North America; The Growth of the Nation, 1809 to 1837; The Growth of the Nation, 1837 to 1860; The Civil War from a Southern Standpoint; The Civil War: The National View; The Reconstruction Period; The Rise of the New South; The Development of the North since the Civil War; Prehistoric North America; Island Possessions of the United States (University Edition)

The History of North America, in Twenty Volumes: Discovery and Exploration; The Indians of North America in Historic Times; The Colonization of the South; The Colonization of the Middle States and Maryland; The Colonization of New England; The Revolution; The Formation and Development of the Constitution; The Louisiana Purchase and the Westward Movement; Central America and Mexico; The Pacific Slope and Alaska; Canada and British North America; The Growth of the Nation, 1809 to 1837; The Growth of the Nation, 1837 to 1860; The Civil War from a Southern Standpoint; The Civil War: The National View; The Reconstruction Period; The Rise of the New South; The Development of the North since the Civil War; Prehistoric North America; Island Possessions of the United States (University Edition)

By: Lee, Guy Carleton; Brittain, Alfred; Reed, George Edward; Thomas, Cyrus; McGee, W.J.; Hamilton, Peter Joseph; Jones, Frederick Robertson; James, Bartlett Burleigh; Veditz, C. William A.; Moran, Thomas Francis; Geer, Curtis M.; Fortier, Alcee; Ficklen, Jo

Price: $450.00

Publisher: George Barrie & Sons: 1903

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2267188

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #817 of 1000 sets, printed for subscribers only. Spines and corners lightly rubbed and faded with leather drying a bit, rear hinge of first volume repaired. 1903 Half-Leather. Complete in twenty volumes. Original morocco spines and corners, paper over boards, gilt titles and rules. Illustrated with color frontispieces, facsimiles of original documents, maps, reproductions of portraits, etc. Includes: Discovery and Exploration; The Indians of North America in Historic Times; The Colonization of the South; The Colonization of the Middle States and Maryland; The Colonization of N... View more info

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The Hazing of Cotton Mather

By: Levin, D.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New England Quarterly: 1963

Seller ID: 2008356

Condition: Very Good


1963 Stapled Binding. 147-171. Manila wrappers, stapled binding, handwritten paper label. A facsimile of an article on colonial American religious figure Cotton Mather, which originally appeared in the New England Quarterly. View more info

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Early Schools and School-Books of New England

By: Littlefield, George Emery

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Russell & Russell Inc.: 1965

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2200893

Condition: Near Fine


1965 Hard Cover. viii, [2], 11-352 pp. 8vo. 1965 reissue of 1904 original. An account of early education in colonial America, beginning with the origins of its educational system in Europe, and focusing specifically on schools in Massachusetts and books used during the colonial period. Includes reproductions of title pages of numerous well-known works such as Eliot's Indian Primer, Noah Webster's American Spelling Book, etc. View more info

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The Aptucxet Trading Post: The First Trading Post of the Plymouth Colony with an Account of Its Restoration on the Original Foundations

By: Lombard, Percival Hall

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bourne Historical Society: 1968

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266832

Condition: Near Fine


1968 reissue of 1934 original. Faint smudge on rear wrapper. 30 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. The Aptucxet Trading Post Museum is a small open-air historical museum in Bourne, Massachusetts. The main attraction is a replica of the 17th-century Aptucxet Trading Post which was built by the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony in order to trade with the Wampanoag Indians and the Dutch. The museum also features a replica of a 19th-century saltworks, the relocated 19th-century Gray Gables Railroad Station, and a wooden smock windmill. View more info

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The Cruise of Mr. Christopher Columbus (SIGNED)

By: Lowitz, Sadyebeth; Lowitz, Anson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ray Long & Richard Smith, Inc.: 1932

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 1839382

Condition: Fair


Signed by both authors and labeled Copy No. 109 opposite title page. Boards toned and rubbed, front hinge and some gatherings starting. 1932 Hard Cover. A Euro-centric biography of Christopher Columbus, written to be read by (and to) young children. Numbered #109. View more info

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Empire for Liberty: The Genesis and Growth of the United States of America (Volume I, to 1865)

By: Malone, Dumas; Rauch, Basil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.: 1960

Seller ID: 2266214

Condition: Very Good


Volume I of II. No jacket. 1960 Hard Cover. xviii, 882, [xxxv] pp. Volume I of II. CONTENTS: Preface; Part I: Colonial Foundations, to 1763 - European Backgrounds; Continental Powers and the New World; Early English Settlements: Virginia and Maryland; The New England Colonies; Organization and Development of the Empire; Colonial Life in the Eighteenth Century; Colonial Politics and a Cycle of Wars. Part II: Beginnings of the Republic, 1763-1789 - The Colonies and the Empire, 1763-1774; Towards American Independence, 1774-1776; The American Revolution; The Internal Revolution, 1776-1786; The C... View more info

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A Brief History of the Pequot War: Especially of the memorable Taking of their Fort at Mistick in Connecticut in 1637.

By: Mason, John; Prince, Thomas

Price: $375.00

Publisher: J. Sabin & Sons: 1869

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265002

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, Goodspeed catalog number and bibliographic note on verso of front endpaper. 1869 Half-Leather. vi, ix, [1], 20, [8] pp. 1869 reissue of 1736 original. Red leather spine and corners, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles. Howes M-369: Written by a leading participant; most reliable contemporary account. Evans 4033. Church 924: This is the contemporaneous account written (at the request of the General Court) by one of the principal actors in the events which it describes, and is the best of them all. 'I may add here that there were other narratives of the Pequot War written by ... View more info

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Capt. John Mason, the Founder of New Hampshire. Including His Tract on Newfoundland, 1620; the American Charters in which he was a Grantee; with Letters and Other Historical Documents. Together with a Memoir

By: Mason, John; Tuttle, Charles Wesley; Dean, John Ward

Price: $200.00

Publisher: The Prince Society: 1887

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1981560

Condition: Good


Limited edition. Wrappers split along backstrip with minor loss. Binding holding soundly, interior in excellent condition. 1887 Trade Paperback. xii, [2], 492 pp. Original wrappers. One of 250 copies printed by The Prince Society. Includes engraving of Mason's house, fold-out map of Newfoundland, fold-out image of the memorial tablet to Mason in Portsmouth, England, and facsimiles of three family signatures. Howes D-169. Mason was an English army major who emigrated in 1632 to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and was associated with the Connecticut colony, and fought in the Pequot War. View more info

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The Bostonian Ebenezer. (Old South Leaflets No. 67)

By: Mather, Cotton

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Directors of the Old South Work, Boston: 1896

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2005517

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed & toned. 1896 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 20 pp. Stapled binding, self wrappers. A transcript of a lecture given by Cotton Mather in Boston in 1698, detailing the history of the city. View more info

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Magnalia Christi Americana; or, The Ecclesiastical History of New-England, from its First Planting, in the Year 1620, unto the Year of Our Lord 1698. In Seven Books., in Two Volumes, with an Introduction and Occasional Notes, and Translations of the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin Quotations [Beecher-Stowe Family Copy]

By: Mather, Cotton; Robbins, Thomas; Robinson, Lucius F.

Price: $3,750.00

Publisher: Silas Andrus & Son.: 1853

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1955932

Condition: Very Good


Second American edition, including a new preface and the preface from the 1820 edition. This copy belonged to the Stowe family, and is quite likely the precise copy referenced in Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Poganuc People': It was a happy hour when [father] brought home and set up in his book-case Cotton Mather's Magnalia, in a new edition of two volumes. (quoted in Baker, America's Gothic Fiction: The Legacy of Magnalia Christi America, p. 5). Harriet is noted as among the authors influenced by this title (Hall's Dictionary of National Biography). Given the importance of the work, and it's influ... View more info