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(YOUNG, W.A.).

The History of North America. Containing An exact Account of their first Settlements; their Situation, Climate, Soil, Produce, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Commodities, Manufacture...Cities, Towns, Ports, Rivers, Lakes etc. etc. With the present State of the different Colonies; and A large Introduction. Illustrated with a Map of North America.


London, Millar, Thomson, Jones etc., 1776. Small 8vo. Cont. full calf. Back and covers worn, joints cracked, but block tight. (4),284 pp. and 1 folded engraved map (unsigned) with 2 small tears, no loss. First leaves lightly brownspotted, light yellowing to leaves. ¶ Extremely scarce first edition. "A capital book. The singular speech on page 82 was composed by Dr. Franklin." (Sabin No 32145). - Sabin notes that the work by Young (Sabin 106120) entitled "The History of North and South America....2 vols., 1776." is an improved title of this work. - The map seems not to be registered by Phillips.

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