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Quincy, Edmund (1703-1788) Two Copies of Mills and Hicks's British and American Register with Almanack for the Year 1774 [and] 1775.

$5,228$4,250
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2891T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Quincy, Edmund (1703-1788) Two Copies of Mills and Hicks's British and American Register with Almanack for the Year 1774 [and] 1775. Boston: Mills & Hicks, 1773 and 1774. Two 12mo volumes, interleaved with fifty-nine manuscript leaves, stab sewn in marbled paper covers as issued, a Revolutionary war relic of John Hancock's father-in-law, in which he records the death of Dr. Warren, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and a "spirited oration" given by Hancock on the anniversary of the "horrid military massacre in King Street," many familiar names appear in Quincy's notes, including John Langdon, Moses Gill, Thomas Adams, Joseph Palmer, and Joseph Sewall; Quincy also records personal notes, including his daughter Dorothy's marriage to Hancock, and a loan he received from Hancock; also of interest is a detailed inventory of belongs to sent to his son Henry for a move to Lancaster in April 1775, comprising five pages; one volume with silk ribbon spine repair, 4 3/4 x 3 in. (2)
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Thomas Adams, John Langdon, Joseph Sewall, Joseph Palmer, Warren, Moses Gill, Henry, Dorothy, Lancaster