New England History 1809 Jedidiah Morse book early manuscript correctionsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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A Compendious History of New England, by Jedidiah Morse & Elijah Parish.
Published 1809, Newburyport, Massachusetts, by Thomas & Whipple.
336 pages. Text in English.
Pages 137-140, and 327-336 plus the index are replaced by an early owner, who has very neatly copied the text by hand and inserted the missing pages into the binding long ago. Book opens to title page.
Period full plain calf leather binding, smooth spine. Joints weakened and cracked, but binding remains overall sound. Interior contents display uniform age toning with scattered staining and spotting.
Book is scuffed and well worn. Fascinating example of how worn a book can become through extensive use, with primitive but well-intentioned early repairs.
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Book Measures c. 7" H x 4 1/2" W.