New York: James Parker [I]; William Weyman [II], 1752; 1762. Together two volumes, folio. Vol. 1: Title, 3-page list of subscribers, Preface [i-iii], 1-488, Errata leaf. Vol. 2: , , , 268 pages. Contemporary calf, leather spine labels on volume 1 (one a modern replacement). Provenance: Swann Galleries, 21 October 2004, lot 323 ($2,530). Joints cracked but holding, cloth tape reinforcements on inner hinges, some light browning and occasional spotting, dampstaining in volume 2. Item #408263
FIRST EDITIONS. Volume one is signed on the title by Petrus Stuyvesant (1727-1805), the great-grandson of the British Colonial Governor by the same name. Volume two is signed on the front free endpaper and title by colonial statesman and Revolutionary patriot Robert Yates. Evans 6897 and 9213; Tower 624 and 625.