THOMAS SHORT AND THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN CONNECTICUT.
Johnson, Foster M.
Limited to 50 numbered copies, being a Keepsake for the Columbiad Club (Not in Leaf Book - Chalmers). The booklet provides a biography of the printer, Thomas Short, information on the printing history of this 1708 imprint, and a six-page facsimile. Loosely inserted in a pocket is an actual leaf from the "Saybrook Platform" of 1710 taken from Harold Hugo's defective and broken-up copy. Hugo printed the collotype reproductions in this book. Not in the recently published bibliography of leaf books (Disbound and Dispersed, distributed by Oak Knoll Press for the Caxton Club). An extremely scarce book.
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APOLOGY FOR THE LIFE OF JAMES FENNELL WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
by Fennell, James
(Sabin 24065). Autobiographical account of an English actor and dramatist, who moved to Philadelphia in 1793 and acted at numerous theaters in American cities. Preface, "advertisement" to the reader, dedication. Frontispiece illustration of the author. Boards rubbed and scuffed at edges and along spine, light foxing on endpapers and through text. Loosely inserted is an invoice from Walpole Galleries addressed to Mr. R. Dague of New York and an ownership inscription in ink dated 1922 on first blank page.by Roswell Dague.