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A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston, Perpetrated in the Evening of the Fifth Day of March 1770 by Soldiers of the XXIXth

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
55
Sold for:
$18,450$15,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston, Perpetrated in the Evening of the Fifth Day of March 1770 by Soldiers of the XXIXth Regiment. London: Printed by Order of the Town of Boston, Re-printed for E. and C. Dilly and J. Almon, 1770. Octavo, engraved frontispiece of the Boston Massacre bound opposite title, bound in later half red morocco, buckram boards, 8 x 4 7/8 in.
The Appendix (more than 120 pages) contains ninety-six sworn affidavits of witnesses to the Massacre.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

[frontis], [pi]4, B-X4 (final leaf X4 blank and present).


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London, Almon, East Coast of the United States, Geography of Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massacre, Octavo

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