Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) Hubley, Bernard. The History of the American Revolution, with an original blank subscription list. Book: [4], 192, [8], 193-606, [1] pages. Volume I (all issued). 8vo, contemporary calf, moderate wear, rebacked with part of original backstrip laid down; lacks frontispiece portrait of Washington, moderate dampstaining; early owners' inscriptions on endpapers. Subscription list: one printed page, 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches; two closed tears, the whole silked at an early date. Northumberland, PA, 1805 and nd

Additional Details

First and only edition of a documentary history covering events through October 1775. First state with author's name spelled "Benrard" and "Volume I" on title page. "A scarce and important history"--Sabin 33473. Howes H759 ("b").
The subscription list which accompanies the book is headed "In order more effectually to enable Bernard Hubley to persevere in his laudable undertaking, and to accomplish the History of the American Revolution . . . we the subscribers . . . promise to pay him the sum of three dollars for each volume."