Description[American Revolution and Civil War]. Collection of Thirty-seven Magazines, Orations and Speeches.... Various publishers, 1765-1866.
Eight pamphlets in original printed wrappers, nineteen disbound pamphlets, one disbound book, eight disbound magazine issues, and one disbound book section.
Included are: Daniel Webster. A Discourse, Delivered at Plymouth, December 22, 1820. In Commemoration of the First Settlement of New-England. Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1825. Third Edition. 75 pages with Appendix, Disbound, last leaf loose. [together with:] "Letter ascribed to the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin to Madame B**" in The London Review and Literary Journal. March 1791. Page 198. [and:] William P. Lunt. A Discourse Delivered in Quincy, March 11, 1848, at the Interment of John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States. Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1848. 61 pages in original printed wrappers. [and:] James Monroe. Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting Copies of a Convention Concluded at St. Petersburg, the 12th day of July, 1822, Under the Mediation of the Emperor of All the Russias, Between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty. Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1823. Incomplete, 18 of 21 pages. [and:] Narrative of Privations and Sufferings of United States Officers and Soldiers While Prisoners of War in the Hands of the Rebel Authorities. Philad'a: Printed for the U.S. Sanitary Commission, 1864. 269 pages Disbound.
Other authors represented include Moses T. Brown, William Chamberlain, George E. Ellis, John Hickman, Levi Lincoln, William Sullivan, Charles Sumner, and Josiah Quincy.
The pamphlets relate to a variety of American Revolution and Civil War topics, including England's debates in the Houses of Lords and Commons on articles of peace with America (1783), Scotland's "Committee of the Free Church Anti-Slavery Society" (1847), the "Necessity of Education in a Free State (1861)", and several anniversaries of American independence at the embarkation of the Pilgrims.
The disbound magazine issues (removed from previously bound collections), include numbers from British periodicals, such as The Gentleman's Magazine (1765-1778), The Town and Country Magazine (June 1774), four issues of The Westminster Magazine (January, March, June and October of 1778) with illustrations and one with a fold-out plate of "A View of Roaring Cascade". Also included are disbound pages (numbered 3-68) from Acts and Laws Passed by the General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's English Colony of Connecticut in New-England in America. [n.d. circa 1760].
Pamphlets and book textblock with edge wear, few with remnants from previous bindings along inner edges, some frayed binding strings, tears, chips and paper losses (some affecting text), few trimmed pages with loss to text, creasing, foxing, soiling and staining, stab holes in margins, few loose pages, contemporary ink names, few holograph annotations, and unobtrusive library stamps. Fair to very good.
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