Item #54028 History of the Colony of Nova-Caesaria, or New-Jersey. Samuel SMITH.

History of the Colony of Nova-Caesaria, or New-Jersey

Item #54028

SMITH, Samuel. The History of the Colony of Nova-Caesaria, or New-Jersey: Containing, an Account of Its First Settlement, Progressive Improvements, the Original and Present Constitution, and Other Events, to the Year 1721. With Particulars Since; and a Short View of Its Present State. Burlington, NJ: Printed and Sold by James Parker: Sold also by David Hall, in Philadelphia, 1765. 1st ed. x,573,(1 errata) pp. Period-style calf and marbled boards, raised spine bands, compartments in blind, red morocco spine label. Light foxing and toning, titlepage slightly sprung, else a very good copy. HOWES S-661, "aa." Evans 10166. Miller 853. Church 1053. Felcone 243. Reese & Osborn, The Struggle for North America 67. "The presence or absence of commas separating the Roman numerals in the imprint date and stop-press alterations (see Errata, p.574) in the text of a number of sheets have led past bibliographers to speak of the several states of this volume. A collation of the changes in copies examined indicates that the binder followed no consistent pattern in grouping together corrected and uncorrected sheets"--Miller. The first general history of New Jersey and still a useful source for the colonial period. James Parker was Franklin's New York printing partner, and correspondence between the two relating to the printing of this work survives (see Papers, Vol. 12). Parker moved temporarily to Burlington, leaving his Woodbridge printing office under his son's supervision, specifically to print Smith's history.

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