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Vade Mecum for American by Thos Prince 1732  

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The Vade Mecum for America: Or a Companion for Traders and Travellers

[Prince, Thomas]


S. Kneeland and T. Green, for D. Henchman and T. Hancock



[2]. iv, [2], 220 pp. (12mo) 17x7 cm (7x3"), modern calf, gilt ruled and lettered spine, new endpapers. Second Edition. 

Contains the names of towns and counties in New England, New York, New Jersey, etc., a description of the principal roads from the mouth of the Kennebec River to the James River in Virginia, also the names of the streets in Boston, and the names of the taverns and public houses along the roads leading out of Boston and other points.

Scarce Henchman imprint. Isaiah Thomas, in his History of Printing, writes: "Daniel Henchman caused the first edition in America of the English bible to be printed [in 1749], and with a false title-page to evade the right of the King's printer." 

Lot Amendments
The lower half of the title page is in expert facsimile.

Some toning to page edges; the lower half of the title page is in expert facsimile; very good.

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