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 ...
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
First edition issued by this publisher. EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT. Published and printed by the journalist, printer, publisher and politician Joseph T. Buckingham, who started his career as an apprentice compositor and copy-editor at the Gazette in Greenfield, Mass., before moving to Boston in 1800 to work as a journeyman at Thomas & Andrews. As a master printer in Boston, Buckingham started and edited several publications: The Polyanthos, an illustrated monthly magazine which was published off and on for several years, and The Ordeal, a weekly which ran for six months. In 1815, his publishing and printing businesses went bankrupt after being hit by the War of 1812. He started The New England Galaxy and Masonic Magazine in 1817 and in 1824 he founded the Boston Courier. In 1831, with his son Edwin, he started the monthly The New-England Magazine, considered "one of antebellum America's few worthwhile literary journals" (contributors included Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edward Everett, and Samuel Gridley Howe). Buckingham served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for Boston and Cambridge (1828, 1831-33, 1836, and 1838-39), as a National Republican, and later a Whig. He represented Middlesex County in the Massachusetts Senate in 1847-8 and 185001. After retiring from politics and journalism, Buckingham published two two-volume sets of memoirs, and edited the annals of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. Small, 24mo full-leather binding with gilt-lettered leather spine label. Appears to be the original binding. Covers badly scuffed, light foxing throughout, still good to very good.
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.
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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