June 20, 2013 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston, 1770

A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston, Perpetrated in the Evening of the Fifth Day of March 1770, by Soldiers of the XXIXth Regiment, Which, with the XIVth Regiment, were then Quartered There, with some Observations of the State of Things Prior to that Catastrophe. Printed by Order of the Town of Boston: London: Re-printed for E. and C. Dilly, and J. Almon, 1770. Small 8vo, full calf with gilt edges and gilt spine, 166pp. Engraved frontispiece, captioned in part: The Massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th, 1770...After Paul Revere's historic engraving, produced just 3 weeks after the Boston Massacre.

A rare and important newsbook printed within months following the Boston Massacre, the historic event that laid the foundation for American Independence.

Condition:Front board separated from spine; wear to spine.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
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