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    1785 Printed Patriotic Play: Bunker Hill, A Tragedy by J. Burk. (No Publication Information, 1785), 55 pages (missing introduction, pages 1-8), in original wrappers, 4.5" x 7.75". The original version of the play should come with 55 pages, this one is lacking the dedication and prologue. The work is dedicated to Aaron Burr, as presented in a typeset frontispiece printed introduction by the author. Historic characters include General Warren, Lord Percy, General Prescott, General Putnam, Governor General Gage, Sir William Howe, all of Bunker Hill fame. There is a list of the dramatic personnel, including the names of the various actors and their respective roles. The booklet is in fine condition. The original outer wrappers are made of heavy period paper and are worn, being stitched to the internal pages. The cover is signed "Joseph Banks Book." The inner pages are untrimmed and remain in relatively good, completely legible condition.

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    October, 2006
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