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Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas Morton; Jacob Frederick Stam; Samuel L M Barlow; Peter Force; English Printing Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||Partly in verse.
"The New English Canaan ... is a sort of satire upon the Plymouth and Massachusetts people, who looked upon the author as a reprobate and an outlaw. ... Morton's book, though printed in Holland 'in the yeare 1637,' was entered in the Stationers' Register in London, 'Nov. 18, 1633,' in the name of Charles Greene as publisher ... Morton's book was not written till after the publication of Wood's New England's prospect , to which reference is frequently made ... [and] is dedicated to the Commissioners for Foreign Plantations,--a body not created till April 28, 1634. The book must have been entered at the Stationers' some time in anticipation of its printing ..."--Church, E.D. Discovery, no. 437.
Entered at Stationers' Hall by C. Greene 18 November 1633.
Signatures: A⁴(±A1) B-2A⁴ (2A4 verso blank).
The title page is a cancel.
Regarding an earlier suppressed ed. see Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 80 (1986): 369-74.
Title vignette, head- and tail-pieces, initials and printed marginalia.
LC copy has a typescript of a dealer's description, laid in.
|Description:||188,  p. ; 18 cm (4to)|
|Other Titles:||New English Canaan
|Responsibility:||Written by Thomas Morton of Cliffords Inne gent, upon tenne yeares knowledge and experiment of the country.|
- New England -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
- Massachusetts -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
- Massachusetts -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.
- Indians of North America -- Massachusetts -- Early works to 1800.
- Indians of North America.
- New England.