Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 35,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Bound volume of the Connecticut Journal featuring the Tea Party and Bunker Hill. 128 weekly issues and supplements, most 4 pages, various sizes but most about 13 x 8 inches. Folio, contemporary boards, quite worn, lacking backstrip, and partly disbound; contents worn at edges with about 40 issues substantially missing text (although not the two featured issues), toning and intermittent dampstaining; many issues marked with the name of original subscriber Nathan Woodward, 1859 gift inscription on inside front board. New Haven, CT, 24 September 1773 to 18 June 1777

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The 24 December 1773 issue reports on the Boston Tea Party: "A Number of very dark complexioned Persons (dressed like Mowhawks or Indians) of grotesque Appearance, approached . . . with a most hidious Noise. . . . They broke open 342 Chests and discharged their Contents over board." The 28 June 1775 issue reports at length on the Battle of Bunker Hill. 91 of the issues are dated from the war period, and almost every issue is rich with war-related news. Complete list of issues available upon request.