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    James Lovell. SIGNED BY ISAIAH THOMAS. An Oration Delivered April 2d, 1771, at the Request of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston; to Commemorate the bloody Tragedy of the Fifth of March, 1770. Boston: Edes and Gill, 1771. First edition. Signed by printer and patriot Isaiah Thomas on the title-page. Quarto. 19 pages. Bound into later nineteenth-century half morocco, gilt binding. Binding worn, front board and some pages loose. From the collection of Samuel Latham Barlow I, prominent lawyer, with his bookplate. Fair. Housed in slipcase. Thomas performed the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence and reported (and took part in) the first accounts of the battles of Lexington and Concord.

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