(THOMAS, ISAIAH). Archaeolgia Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Vol. 1. Worcester, MA: Printed for the American Antiquarian Society by William Manning, 1820. 1st ed. 436pp. Illus., plates, folding plates, folding map. Period-style paper-backed boards. Some unobtrusive library stamps, else a very good or better untrimmed copy. Presentation inscription from Isaiah Thomas on front endpaper: "From Isaiah Thomas with his respects, to the Officers and Members of the American Lyceum of Natural History, in New York." Isaiah Thomas was a patriot, a printer, and a publisher. His work antagonized the British in the colonies, and he was the first to proclaim the Declaration of Independence in Massachusetts. Thomas' research on printing and his library formed the basis for the American Antiquarian Society . He was the first president of the AAS and sent this volume in that capacity. The American Lyceum is today the New York Academy of Sciences.