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THE HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND; containing an impartial account of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Affairs of the country to the year of our Lord, 1700. To which is added the present state of New-England, with a new and accurate map of the country and an appendix containing their present c.

NEAL, Daniel

Published by Clark et. al, London, 1720
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8vo, pp. 712, xv, 1. including publisher's advertisements on final printed page. Title-pages printed in red and black.Title pages some browned and stained along the margins, inner margin stregnthened. Some toning to the leaves but not badly foxed. Bound in recent quarter calf with cloth boards and new endpapers. The noted map (10 x 14 in.) has a short tear, but is an excellent example showing New England from Long Island north. Lowndes p. 1657; Howes N-26. Sabin 52140; Pilling Proof Sheets 2726. Larned 992. European Americana 720/178. Howes notes that this is based chiefly on Mather's Marginalia and Oldmixon's British Empire in America. DNB calls Neal (1678-1743) the Historian of the Puritans This work was so well received in the colonies, that Neal was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard University in 1721. Learned notes: "[Neal's] work was superior to anything of the kind that preceded it. His attitude is that of one who wishes to remain impartial. He deals chiefly with political, religious, and military questions, but has an interesting chapter, largely condensed from Josselyn, describing the state of New England; and he has paid some attention to legislative history. His style is often sprightly and he displays a sense of humor. For some aspects of the revolution of 1688- 1689 his work is still useful.". Bookseller Inventory # 38402

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Title: THE HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND; containing an ...

Publisher: Clark et. al, London

Publication Date: 1720

Edition: First Edition.

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