1859-1867 Publications of The Bradford Club
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Signed Binding, Very Scarce
Eight uniformly bound Limited Edition volumes of the publications of the Bradford Club, a mid nineteenth century bibliophilic society that published works about various topics related to American History.
With it's inaugural meeting held in New York city in 1859, the Bradford Club was formed for the purpose of unpublished manuscripts, journals and scarce pamphlets on topics related to American history, meeting periodically and publishing eight books in total, each printed in a limited quantity and distributed among members and the club's subscribers. Present here is the exceptionally scarce complete eight volume collection. The Bradford Club dissolved on November 10, 1867, following the publication of the final volume.
With each volume illustrated with a frontispiece, present here are:
Volume I, 'Papers Concerning the Attack on Hatfield and Deerfield by a Party of Indians from Canada, September Nineteenth 1677', is club copy no. 47 of 100 copies printed.
Volume II, 'The Croakers' by Joseph Rodman Drake and Fitz Greene Halleck, is club copy no. 150 of 150 copies printed.
Volume III, 'The Operations of the French Fleet Under the Count de Grasse in 1781-2, as Described in two Contemporaneous Journals' is club copy no. 6 of 100 copies printed.
Volume IV, 'Anthology of New Netherland, or, Translations from the Early Dutch Poets of New York, with Memoirs of their Lives' by Henry C. Murphy is club copy. no 58 of 125 copies printed.
Volume V, 'Memorial of John Allan', is club copy no 77 of 250 copies printed.
Volume VI, 'The Northern Invasion of October 1790 [...] Prepared from the Original Papers', by Franklin B. Hough, is club copy no. 54 of 80 copies printed.
Volume VII, 'Narratives of the Career of Hernando de Soto in the Conquest of Florida as Told by a Knight of Elvas', by Buckingham Smith, is club copy no. 47 of 125 printed, with one further plate.
Finally, volume VIII, 'The Army Correspondence of Colonel John Laurens in the Years 1777-8, Now First Printed from Original Letters Addressed to His Father' is club copy no. 47 of 80 copies printed.
An exceptionally scarce complete collection of this bibliographic society's publications, in beautiful half crushed morocco bindings from Stikeman & Co. of New York.
In half crushed morocco signed bindings, with marbled paper covered boards and gilt detailing to back strips. Rubbing to back strip heads and tails, most prominent to volumes IV and VIII. Rubbing to joints, with front joints of volumes VI, VII and VIII starting but holding firm. Binder's stamps to verso of front free endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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