A SUMMARY, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL OF THE FIRST PLANTING, PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS OF NORTH- AMERICA. William Douglass.
A SUMMARY, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL OF THE FIRST PLANTING, PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS OF NORTH- AMERICA.
A SUMMARY, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL OF THE FIRST PLANTING, PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS OF NORTH- AMERICA.
A SUMMARY, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL OF THE FIRST PLANTING, PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS OF NORTH- AMERICA.

A SUMMARY, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL OF THE FIRST PLANTING, PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS OF NORTH- AMERICA.

Boston, New-England, Printed: London re-printed for R. Baldwin in Pater-noster-Row, 1755. First British edition of the first history of America as a whole, by a resident American, detailing its component parts, their social and economic conditions and potential, politics, and geographical features. 8vo. 2 vols.: 568; 416 pp. Folding map by Thomas Jeffreys (not included in the Boston edition and often lacking), with colony borders hand-colored. Howes D-436 (first published in Boston, 1747-1753 and first issued in parts). Sabin 20728: "The work is authentic and valuable and should find its place in every American library." Brinley 166. Sowerby Library of Thomas Jefferson (for the London, 1760 edition), 447. Wroth American Bookshelf 1755, pp. 87-90 ("the best collection of facts in general, for a future historian, that was ever made or published"). Old library stamps on verso of title pages, with release stamps, and last pages; map with archival repair at folds and top edges, else a crisp set in attractive new bindings. Rebound in calf, period-style, gilt, spine with gilt ornaments and rules between raised bands, leather spine labels. (#6172). Item #57846

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