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Fry, Joshua and Peter Jefferson

Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton (1950)

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From: Dale A. Sorenson (Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1950. Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. One of 300. Introduction by Dumas Malone. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950. One of 300. Folio. Consists of map in four sections with separate text in green paper wraps by Malone, small label on front cover, 25 pages, together map in 4 sections and separate text housed in dark green cloth back and light green paper boards chemise (corner bumped but clean), and lighter green paper slipcase with spots of wear, cracks to seams. Includes Checklist of 18th century editions of the Fry & Jefferson Map. ; 13 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches; 25 pages. Seller Inventory # 4930

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Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton (1950)

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From: The History Place (Farmington, AR, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1950. Stiff Wraps. Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. This is a facsimili of the First Printing of the map in the Tracy W. McGregor Library . Limited Edition , limited to 300 copies . Introductory essay by Dumas Malone . Heavy stock 4to paper over boards slipcase with paper label housing 4to stiff green wrappers pamphlet with paper label and four loose folding maps in a folder with paper labels . The folder , pamphlet and maps are in near fine condition . The slipcase shows light soil and significant wear with archival repairs . Joshua Fry was an ancester of Adlai Stevenson III ( 1900 - 1965 ) , Governor of Illinois and twice Presidential candidate , and this was Stevenson's personal copy of the publication . Stevenson SIGNED the pamphlet on the first free endpaper and the signature of Dumas Malone is tipped in on the same page . Fry ( 1699 - 1754 ) was a Virginia surveyor , mapmaker , and legislator and he collaborated with Peter Jefferson , father of Thomas Jefferson , on this map first printed in 1751 . Thomas Jefferson later used the map as a starting point for the map that he published in his NOTES ON VIRGINIA . The maps in this copy are pristine , printed on heavy French Arches stock , partly colored , and when the four maps are placed together measure fifty inches by thirty-two inches . The essay by Malone is an important one and gives a full account of the history of the map and its importance . The pamphlet also incldes eighteenth century illustrations , an annotated checklist of eighteenth century editions of the map written by Coolie Verner of the University of Virginia , and a list of references . This is a rare publication and , with the two signatures , a unique one . Seller Inventory # 011182

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