The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries ...
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ Library of Congress W017007 Preface includes a letter from Richard Price. Pages 82-126 have the continuation of Franklin's Life written by Henry Steuber. "Extracts from thee last will and testament of Dr. Franklin."--p. 127-132. Salem [Mass.]: Printed for Cushing and Carlton, at the Bible and Heart, 1796. iv, , 6-132 p.; 12
Good. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. 177 pp. and two pages of book advertisements. Very lightly browned. Calf, with front hinge starting but attached, spine faded, with some scuffing on the binding. Front flyleaf browned, loose. Howes, U.S. IANA, #323.
Stated (probably accurately) "Fourth American Edition." 12mo. 207, , ads, pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Franklin. Contemporary calf. Front fly chipped, corners a bit bumped, ink spots, antiquarian bookseller's label of William Salloch on rear pastedown, old bookseller's description tipped to front pastedown, sound and very good. With the ownership name of "E[benezer]. Foote" on front pastedown, and the later ownership names of two of his children, Charles and Harriet Foot (Harriet's name is inked over, causing some of the ink splash). The bookseller's description indicates that the owner was Connecticut soldier Captain Ebenezer Foote, who served with the Minute Men at Bunker Hill, was captured at the surrender of Ft. Washington, escaped and made his way to join Washington at Valley Forge and the Battle of Trenton. However, his health broke down and he was placed in the Commissary Department, where he was perhaps most notable for allowing Colonel John Andre to escape, albeit briefly, by honoring the pass that had been given to Andre by Benedict Arnold.
Fair. B000MKCXWQ Applegate & Co, 1852. This little copy has brown binding, decoratively stamped, with gilt decorations on the spine. The pages are tight, but tanned with age. Some pages have foxing, though the foxing doesn't obscure the text. Corners and spine ends are bumped and the binding is rubbed. Hinges are cracking but still holding. No dust jacket.
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