Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 22,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
(REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston. Frontispiece plate. 166 pages. 8vo, attractive modern gilt 1/2 morocco, minimal wear; frontispiece trimmed touching three letters in caption only, with faint offsetting to title page; bookplate on front pastedown. London: E. and C. Dilly, 1770

Additional Details

English edition. About as fresh a copy of this important book as you are likely to find. The etched frontispiece after Paul Revere depicts the infamous massacre, with the victims including Crispus Attucks named in the caption. Adams, American Controversy 70-5d; Church 1078n; Howes B632 ("b"); Sabin 80672.

Provenance: private library of James S. Copley; Sotheby's Copley sale, 14 April 2010, lot 25, to the consignor.

With--Additional Observations to a Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston. 12 pages. 8vo, modern 1/2 morocco; minimal wear to contents; Copley bookplate on front pastedown. Boston, 1770. Evans 11583; Sabin 6741.