Mar 26, 2009 - Sale 2174

Sale 2174 - Lot 118

Price Realized: $ 3,840
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
AN IMPORTANT HISTORY, WITH THE FIRST AMERICAN GENEALOGY (EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) Memoirs of Capt. Roger Clap. Small 8vo, contemporary calf, moderate wear; front free endpaper slightly defective, browned, short closed tears on several pages, last pages dampstained; with inscriptions on endpapers. With half-title. Boston, 1731

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first edition of this important narrative by one of the early settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, with an introduction by Thomas Prince and a 10-page genealogical note by James Blake--making this the first American genealogy book. Church 913; Evans 3403; Howes C422; Sabin 13206. Only one other copy is known to have appeared at auction, in 1920. Provenance: Ebenezer Clap, 1750; Elisha Clap, 1755; estate of Ellen Carolina de Quincy Woodbury, 1914; Swann sale, 26 March 1943, lot 90.