RARE PAUL REVERE ENGRAVING OF BOSTON. REVERE, PAUL. 1735-1818, illustrator.  IN: Edes & Gill's North-American Almanack, and Massachusetts Register, For the Year 1770. Boston: Printed [upon Paper Manufactured in this Country] and Sold by Edes & Gill ... and T. & J. Fleet, 1770.

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RARE PAUL REVERE ENGRAVING OF BOSTON.
REVERE, PAUL. 1735-1818, illustrator. IN:

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RARE PAUL REVERE ENGRAVING OF BOSTON.
REVERE, PAUL. 1735-1818, illustrator. IN: Edes & Gill's North-American Almanack, and Massachusetts Register, For the Year 1770. Boston: Printed [upon Paper Manufactured in this Country] and Sold by Edes & Gill ... and T. & J. Fleet, 1770.
12mo (165 x 98 mm). 29 leaves (of 30); E3 supplied in expert facsimile. Woodcut engraving for cover by Paul Revere, "A Prospective View of the Town of Boston ... and of the Landing of Troops in the year 1768." Original self-wrappers, respined, with neat marginal repair to covers, and a few early leaves (barely affecting text, a few borders shaved), neat paper repair to A4, E4.

INCLUDING THE VERY RARE FIRST ISSUE OF PAUL REVERE'S FAMOUS ENGRAVING OF BOSTON. A complete copy of the 1770 Almanack which includes the original of "A Prospective View of the Town of Boston ... and of the Landing of Troops in the year 1768," the only of Revere's metal-type cuts to be signed in the plate (see Brigham Paul Revere's Engravings 198). The present view precedes Revere's more famous, and large-scale view of Boston, which appeared in April of 1770. Alongside two new liberty songs, appears an account of the votes passed "At a Meeting of the Merchants & Traders, at Faneuil-Hall on the 23d. January, 1770," announcing a boycott of firms who continued to evade the non-importation agreements erected in response to the Townshend Act, as well as a general boycott of tea. Two weeks after the publication of this volume, Boston would erupt in violence, which Revere would again document in his famous engravings of the Boston Massacre. Rarebookhub and ABPC reflect no copy of this almanac since a 1941 Goodspeed's catalogue.
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