05-31-2014 05-31-2014
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2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

Wood, William (fl. 1629-1635) New England's Prospect

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Wood, William (fl. 1629-1635) New England's Prospect. Boston: Thomas and John Fleet, and Green & Russell, 1764.
Octavo, first American edition, toned, slightly trimmed down, in modern leatherette; introductory essay attributed to Nathaniel Rogers in Sibley's Harvard Graduates, sometimes attributed to James Otis, 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.
A manual for prospective British colonists first published in London in the 1630s, this work contains geographical, agricultural, ethnographic and other practical information valuable for surviving life in the North American wilderness, including a list of the birds and beasts one might hunt, and advice for things to bring on the sea voyage across the Atlantic.
Estimate $600-800

[a]4, b4, c2, B-R4.

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New England, Thomas Fleet, Russell, John Fleet, Nathaniel Rogers, James Otis, London