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leaf, black letter, calf, red edges, Henrie_Bynneman for Thomas Hacket, 1568, 4to. (294)

E. G. Allen, 4,40 [The first translation into English, and perhaps one of the most interesting of the early English books relating to America. It is, in fact, the earliest relating to Canada. The author gives a long account of that country, which he derived from Cartier, whom he calls “ James Quartier." —

Catalogue.] 5507 Thomas (Gabriel). An Historical and Geographical Account

of the Province and Country of Pensilvania, and of WestNew Jersey in America ... two parts in one volume, folding map, piece cut out of title mended in, first few leaves of text mended at the bottom inner corner, morocco, floriated borders, with doublure of blue morocco, broad gold border, by David, enclosed in a morocco slip case, A. Baldwin, 1698, small 8vo. (295)

Quaritch, 4109 [The first dedication begins with “ Friend William Penn, I here present thee with a succinct (yet compleat) Account of the late Improvement, and present State of the Noble Province.” ... In the preface to the reader, the author savs, “Nor is there the least question or doubt to be made but this Noble Spot of Earth will thrive exceedingly." —

Catalogue.] 5508 Thorovvgood (T.) Jevves In America, or Probabilities That

the Americans are of that Race. With the Removall of some contrary reasonings and earnest desires for effectuall endeavours to make them Christian, morocco, g. e., W. H. for Tho. Slater, 1650, 4to. (297)

Esser, 1.6 6s. (Mr. Field remarks : “This is the first dissertation in English on that fertile subject of controversy and hypothesis, the origin of the American Indians. In 1652, Thorowgood's treatise was answered by Hamon L'Estrange, in a tract

entitled 'Americans no Jewes,' London, 1652." - Catalogue.] 5509 Vaughan (Sir William). The Golden Fleece. Divided into

three Parts ... Translated from Cambrioll Cochos, out of the Southernmost part of the Iland, commonly called Newfoundland, by Orpheus Junior, small hole in page 115, with the folding map of Newfoundland, frequently missing, morocco, g. e., by F. Bedford, Francis Williams, 1626, 4to. (304)

Quaritch, [14 5510 Verardus-Columbus. In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi His

paniar (um) regis Bethicæ & regni Granatæ obsidio victoria aud triumphus, Et de Insulis in mari Indico nuper inuentis, 36 unnumbered leaves, the Letter of Columbus filling the last seven and a half, 6 woodcuts, morocco, g.e., Basle, J. Bergman de Olpe, 1494, 4to. (305)

Quaritch, £50 [Of the seven early Latin editions known of the Cosco translation of this celebrated Letter of Columbus, only two bear an actual date. This edition is doubly interesting by reason of the woodcuts. The Columbus Letter is here appended to a relation by Verardus of the capture of Granada by Ferdinand from the Moors.- Catalogue.]

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morocco extra, g. e., by F. Bedford, Printed by T. S., 1620, 4to. (310)

Essex, £13 5S. [Several issues of this book appeared in the same year. The early ones consisted of a number of pieces separately paged and presumably issued at intervals, as the information came to hand. The present copy is of the latest issue, when all the separate pieces were reprinted under one con

tinuous pagination (97pp.) and register.- Catalogue.] 5516 Ward (Nathaniel). The Simple Cobler of Aggawam in

America. Willing to help ʼmend his native Country lamentably tattered, both in the upper leather and sole, with all the honest stitches he can take. And as willing never to bee paid for his work, by Old English wonted pay, calf, John Dever and Robert Ibbitson, for Stephen Bowtell, 1647, 4to. (312)

Maggs, £4 6s. [The rare first edition, ending with two stanzas on page

80 besides “ The Clench."-Catalogue.] 5517 Welde (Thomas). A Short Story of the Rise, Reign and

Ruin of the Antinomians, Familists and Libertines that infected the churches of New England, and how they were confuted by the Assembly of Ministers there, as also of the Magistrates proceedings in Court against them, uncut copy, but having a few leaves mended, and restored in facsimile where necessary, morocco, g. t., by W. Pratt, Ralph Smith, 1644, 4to. (316)

H. Stevens, £4 45. [This book having been printed on paper too small for the page of type, is nearly always found badly cut into Even in this uncut copy the paper in some leaves is not

large enough to take all the type. ---Catalogue.] 5518 Welde (Thomas). Antinomians and Familists condemned by

the Synod of Elders in New England, with the Proceedings of the Magistrates against them and their apology for the same. Together with a memorable example of God's Judgements upon some of those Persons so proceeded against, uncut copy, crushed levant morocco, g.e., by F.

Bedford, Ralph Smith, 1644 (317) Maggs, £6 17s. 6d. 5519 Welde (Thomas). An Answer to W. R. his Narration of the

Opinions and Practises of the Churches lately erected in
New England, few leaves slightly cut into in sidenotes or
catchwords, morocco, g.e., by F. Bedford, Tho. Paine for
H. Overton, 1644, 4to. (318)

H. Stevens, £5 ios. [Welde was associated with John Eliot and Richard Mather in the production of the “Bay Psalm Book." A native of England, he went to America in 1632 and was

ordained minister at Roxbury.- Catalogue.) 5520 Whitbourne (Captain Richard). A Discovrse and Discovery

of Nevv-found-land, with many reasons to prooue how worthy and beneficiall a Plantation may there be made, after a far better manner than now it is, Felix Kyngston for William Barret, 1620-A Discourse containing a loving invitation both honourable and profitable to all such as shall be Adventurers either in person or purse for the

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