A Compendious History of New England, Designed for Schools and Private Families . . . Second Edition, with Improvements by the Authors. Jedidiah Morse, Elijah Parish.

A Compendious History of New England, Designed for Schools and Private Families . . . Second Edition, with Improvements by the Authors.

Newburyport: Thomas & Whipple; Joseph Cushing, Printer, Amherst, N. H., 1809. Second edition. 12mo, contemporary calf, red leather label, gilt lettering, viii, ix, [1], [11]-336 pages. Folding frontispiece map. Head of the spine and corners a little rubbed; some toning; a very good copy. Item #18759

First published in 1804. Besides the details of early New England history, this title worth the price of admission perhaps for the Index entries alone: "Oration, eloquent" (3 entries); "Pulpit, the most powerful means of instruction" (1 entry); "Rock, forefather's" (1 entry). Sabin 50932. Early small ink ownership signature of E. A. Cross in autograph ink at the head of the title page and the front free endpaper.

Price: $200.00

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