7 December 2015
[HARVARD COLLEGE]. Pietas et Gratulatio Collegtii Cantabrigiensis apud Novanglos. Boston: G. Green & J. Russell, 1761.
4° (268 x 205 mm). Contemporary calf, marbled edges (spine repaired, some wear, hinges starting). Provenance: Sir Thomas Gery Cullum (armorial bookplate); Robert Charles Winthrop (1809-1894) Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (two ownership signatures, one dated 1857); Charles Edward Wyzanski, Jr. (1906-1986) United States Federal judge (manuscript note); sold Goodspeed’s Book Shop, 1965.
FIRST EDITION, the fourth and final state (see John Alden, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Vol. 39, p. 321). ROBERT C. WINTHROP’S COPY with his autograph and dated 1857, including poems in Latin & Greek written by to honor the memory of the late King George II & the accession of George III. Contributors include: President Holyoke, John Lowell, Stephen Sewall, Benjamin Church, Peter Oliver, Francis Bernard, & James Bowdoin.
Catalogus Eorum qui in Universitate Harvardiana. Boston: Thomas and John Fleet, 1788. 8° (225 x 142 mm). (Some mostly marginal chipping.) Unbound, original stab-sewing. Provenance: John Carnes (early ownership signature dated 1788). A listing of early Harvard alumni from 1642 onward.
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