THE AMERICAN MUSEUM: OR REPOSITORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN FUGITIVE PIECES, &C PROSE AND POETICAL. VOLUME IV

THE AMERICAN MUSEUM: OR REPOSITORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN FUGITIVE PIECES, &C PROSE AND POETICAL. VOLUME IV

Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1788. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (5" x 8-3/8") bound in contemporary tree calf with a gilt-lettered burgundy morocco spine label. Includes the July - December 1788 issues of this, one of the most important miscellaneous magazines of the eighteenth century. The subscriber's list includes George Washington and many of the important figures in early American history. Contains much related to the new country including the Bill of Rights, Constitutional Amendments, and the various states' ratification of the Constitution. Also articles on slavery and other matters. Early bookplate of the Library of the German Society on the front pastedown over two other early bookplates, one apparently another Philadelphia institution and the other a mystery; early ink library numbers on the front endpaper. Small hole on one leaf with loss of a few words; another leaf with clean tear and no loss. Light browning throughout. The G signature for Issue Two is duplicated at Issue Four with the resulting loss of the G signature for the latter issue. Front cover holding by two cords with the front edge darkened as is the spine. The leather is dry but has been treated and is now stable. Good to Very Good overall. Item #013642

Price: $500.00

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