Item #80773 Chronological History of New-England. Thomas PRINCE.

Chronological History of New-England .

Item #80773

PRINCE, Thomas. A Chronological History of New-England. In the Form of Annals: Being a Summary and Exact Account of the Most Material Transactions and Occurrences Relating to This Country. ... Boston: printed by Kneeland & Green for S. Gerrish, 1736. [10], xi, [1], 20, 104, [2], 254 pp. Later 3/4 brown morocco, raised spine bands and gilt rules. Title page supplied in facsimile. Some scattered foxing and toning, else a very good copy. HOWES P-615, "aa." Church 925. Evans 4068. Sabin 65585. Prince was one of the first great collectors of American history and literature, and this book reflects his antiquarian interests. His "New England Library" contained five Bay Psalm Books. This is a basic work for any collection along similar lines. "Prince spent seven years in the preparation of this was carefully compiled from a large number of authentic records and relations, mostly in the exact words of the respective authorities." - Church. Complete in and of itself, though a "Volume II" was published in 1755 as Annals of New England. "Our most scholarly colonial work" - Howes.

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