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William Hubbard; Benjamin Tompson; Jeremiah Shepard; John Foster; William Gwinn Mather; British Museum,; American Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||Title within double lines.
Collation: License (dated "Boston, March 29, 1677"): 1 l.; title: 1 l.; dedicatory epistle, advertisement, poetical addresses, and "The printer to the reader":  p.; "A narrative [etc.]": p. 1-115; blank p.; "A supplement concerning the warre with the Pequods": p. 117-132; "A table shewing the towns [etc.]":  p.; "A postscript": , 7-12 p.; blank l.; "A narrative of the troubles with the Indians in New-England, from Pascataqua to Pemmaquid": 88 page.
Presumably a second issue of the 1st edition, the errata on p. 88 occupying 12 lines, whereas some copies have only 10 lines.
Dedicated to John Leverett, Josiah Winslow and William Leete.
Dedicatory poems to Hubbard, p. [11-13], 1st count. Probably by Jeremiah Shepard and Benjamin Tompson.
A later edition printed at London in the same year, and licensed "June 27. 1677", has title: The present state of New England. Being a narrative of the troubles with the Indians ...
An abridged edition was issued at Boston in 1775, from which several later editions were copied.
Folding map has title: A map of New-England, being the first that ever was here cut and done by the best pattern that could be had, which being in some places defective, it made the other less exact, yet doth it sufficiently shew the Scituation of the Country, and conveniently well the distance of places.
The map of New England, probably cut by John Foster, was the first produced in America. For a discussion of the "White Hills" and "Wine Hills" variants, see: Holman, R.B. "John Foster's woodcut map of New England." Printing and Graphic Arts 8 (1960): 53-96.
Errors in paging: p. 84, 86, 88 and 90 not numbered, p. 85, 87, 89, 91 and 92 numbered 84 to 88, respectively.
Errors in paging: (first sequence): p. 84, 86, 88, 90 and 113 not numbered; p. 37 misprinted 3, 42 as 43, 43 as 42, 85 as 84, 87 as 85, 89 as 86, 91 as 87, 92 as 88 and 111 as 11.
Errata note "The Printer to the Reader" on p. , in preliminary; and on p. 88 at end.
Signatures: a⁶, B-L⁴, M⁶, m², O-R⁴, S², T⁴, n⁴, (last l. blank) A-L⁴ (B³ signed A³, F³ signed F⁴).
Signatures: pi²(pi1+a⁴) chi1 B-L⁴ M⁶ m² O-R⁴ S² T⁴ n⁴, ²A-²L⁴ (n4, pi1 recto blank; ²B3 missigned as ²A3, ²F3 as ²F4).
Title within double rule border; head-pieces
LC copy imperfect: Map wanting.
UVa Library copy: White Hills variant. On the map, in the general region of the White Mountains, there is the legend "The White Hills." Provenance: British Museum--Wm. G. Mather copy. Mather's pictorial bookplate on front paste down. Wm G. Mather Accession No. 917. British Museum ink stamps on the first leaf recto and on title page recto and verso. Bound with: The Happiness of a People in the wisdome of their rules directing and in the obedience of their brethren attending unto what Israel ougho [sic] to do. Boston, Printed by John Foster, 1676. Binding: Full burgundy crushed Levant morocco. A frame of gilt double fillets on covers. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Binding signed: W. Pratt.
|Description:||, 132, , 7-12, , 88 p. : folded map ; 20 cm (4to)|
|Responsibility:||By W. Hubbard, minister of Ipswich. ; [12 lines of quotation.] Pnblished [sic] by authority.|
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