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|Genre/Form:||Early works to 1800|
|Named Person:||Christopher Columbus; Martin Behaim|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jeremy Belknap; Paolo del Pozzo Toscanelli; George Thacher
|Notes:||Signatures: [A]⁴ B-R⁴.
Pub.'s ads:  p. at end.
Bound with: A sermon preached before his excellency John Hancock, Esq, Governor, his honor Thomas Cushing, Esq., Lieutenant-Governor, the Honorable the Council and the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 26, 1784 being the day of General Election / Moses Hemmenway. Boston: Benjamin Edes and Sons, 1784 -- An election sermon : preached before the General court, of New-Hampshire, at Portsmouth, June 2, 1785 / Jeremy Belknap. Portsmouth, NH : Melcher and Osborne, 1785 -- A sermon preached before His Excellency John Hancock, Esq., governour; His Honor Benjamin Lincoln, Esq., lieutenant-governour; the Honourable the Council, Senate, and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 27, 1789 : being the day of general election / Josiah Bridge. Boston: Adams & Nourse, 1789 -- A sermon preached before His Excellency John Hancock, Esq. governour; His Honor Samuel Adams, Esq. lieutenant-governour; the Honourable the Council, Senate, and House of Representatives, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 26, 1790 : being the day of general election / Daniel Foster. Boston: Thomas Adams, 1790 -- A sermon preached before His Excellency Jonh [sic] Hancock, Esq., governour, His Honor Samuel Adams, Esq., lieutenant-governour, the Honourable the Council, and the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 25, 1791 : being the day of general election / Chandler Robbins. Boston: Thomas Adams, 1791 -- A sermon, delivered at Dover, state of Newhampshire : before the Honorable General Court, at the annual election, June 7th, 1792 / William Morison. Exeter, NH: Henry Ranlet, 1792 -- A sermon, preached before his Honor the Lieutenant Governor , the Honorable the Council, and the Honorable the Senate, and House of Representatives, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 29, 1793 : being the day of general election / Samuel Parker. Boston: Thomas Adams, 1793 -- A sermon, delivered before the convention of the clergy of Massachusetts, in Boston, May 26, 1796 / Jeremy Belknap. Boston: Samuel Hall, 1796 -- A sermon on military duty : preached at Dover, November 10, 1772, before His Excellency John Wentworth, Esq ; LL. D. Governor of His Majesty's Province of New Hampshire ; at a review of the Second Regiment of Foot in said Province / Jeremy Belknap. Salem: Samuel Hall, 1773 -- The confusion of Babel discovered, or, An answer to Jeremy Belknap's discourse upon the lawfulness of war, or military duty : Founded upon this text ... John 18, 36 / William Scales. America: [s.n.], 1780.
Spine title from the name of the original owner of this collection, George Thacher, member of the Continental Congress.
Woodcuts: Head- and tail pieces.
One blank leaf bound in front for table of contents.
Spec. Coll. copy has bookplate: 'From the library of The York Institute.'
|Description:||132, , 52, 48, 54, , 35, , 51, , iv, 5-43, , 42, 29, , , 5-24, viii, 9-87 p. ; 22 cm. (8vo)|
|Contents:||(from T.p.) 1. On the circumnavigation of Africa by the ancients --
2. An examination of the pretensions of Martin Behaim to a discovery of America prior to that of Columbus, with a chronological detail of all the discoveries made in the 15th century --
3. On the question, whether the honey-bee is a native of America? --
4. On the colour of the native American and the recent population of this continent.
|Other Titles:||Four dissertations connected with various parts of the discourse
Discourse on the discovery of America
|Responsibility:||by Jeremy Belknap, D.D.|
- Columbus, Christopher -- Anniversaries, etc.
- Behaim, Martin, -- 1459-1507.
- Discoveries in geography -- Early works to 1800.
- Bees -- Early works to 1800.
- Human skin color -- Early works to 1800.
- America -- Discovery and exploration -- Centennial celebrations, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
- Africa -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
- America -- Antiquities -- Early works to 1800.