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Hodder, James (active 1661) Hodder's Arithmetick.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Hodder, James (active 1661) Hodder's Arithmetick. Boston: by James Franklin for S. Philips, N. Buttolph, B. Elliot, D. Henchman, G. Philips, J. Elliot, and E. Negus, 1719.
First American edition, octavo, lacking the frontispiece portrait of Hodder, bound in full contemporary American sheepskin over scabbard, stab sewn with alum-tawed thongs, unrestored, ex libris Mary Standish (b. 1731) and Desire Standish (b. 1720) of Pembroke, Massachusetts, great-granddaughters of Myles Standish, with their signatures on ffep and back pastedown respectively, Mary's dated 1737; corners bumped, dog-eared corners, one leaf corner torn with loss, some closed tears, water spotting, ink blots, and other signs of wear and use to contents and binding, structurally functional, 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.
Printed by Benjamin Franklin's older brother James, this is the first book dedicated exclusively to the subject of arithmetic to be printed in America.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

A7, B-O8, P2/

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James Franklin, Mary Standish, Massachusetts, Myles Standish, Pembroke, Franklin