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    [Thomas Thorowgood]. [Jews in America, or Probabilities, that those Indians are Judaical,....]. [London: 1660.]

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    [Thomas Thorowgood]. [Jews in America, or Probabilities, that those Indians are Judaical, made more probable by some Additions to the former Conjectures....]. [London: Henry Brome, 1660.]

    First edition. Disbound quarto. Decorated head-pieces and initials. Lacking title page, A1, F2, H4, I1, I2, six leaves total. A scarce book in poor condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    *4, *4, B-E4, A-C4, D2, A-H4, I2. [10], 30, [8], 22, 67 pages.

    Lacking title page, A1, F2, H4, I1, and I2 [six leaves total].

    Upper text torn from first gathering of A2 and A3, and H2 and H3 with loss to Indian chief signature marks on verso of H3. Includes vertical half-title on the verso of leaf E4 and a duplicate *4 gathering with holograph pencil title on the upper margin of the first page. Soiling, edge wear and tears, creases, corner bends some with paper loss affecting page numbers, few holograph ink marks in margins; else a scarce book in poor condition.

    Smaller facsimile copies of the missing leaves are included.

    Thorowgood's answer to Hamon L'Estrange's Americans no Jews, or Improbabilities that the American's are of that Race. (London, 1652), which was itself a repudiation of Thorowgood's earlier Jews in America (London, 1650). This work is entirely independent of the first. Thorowgood presents John Eliot's Conjectures as an argument in support of his theory.

    Wing T1068. Thomason E. 1032(8). ESTC R208927. Sabin 95652. Church 570.  

     



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