2400 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Established in 1805, Freeman’s Auction House holds tradition close, with a progressive mind-set towards marketing and promotion, along with access to a team of top experts in the auction business. And now with offices in New England, the Southeast, and on the West Coast, it has never been easier to ...Read more
Feb 17, 2022
Burlington, in New Jersey: Printed and sold by James Parker, Sold also by David Hall, in Philadelphia, 1765. First edition. 8vo. x, 573, (1) (errata) pp. Contemporary full calf, rebacked, stamped in gilt, red morocco spine label, boards and extremities rubbed; all edges trimmed; remnants of removed label on front paste-down; contemporary ownership signature of James Whitall, Jr., on verso of title-page and on p. 1, additional old ownership signature on verso of title-page; soiling and toning to text throughout; text leaves trimmed close, shaving some letters in printed shoulder notes; scattered underlining in pencil. Felcone 243; Evans 10166; Howes S 661; Miller 853
"The first history of New Jersey, printed by James Parker on a press owned by Benjamin Franklin, formerly used in Antiqua by Benjamin Mecom, and moved temporarily from New York to Burlington for the printing of this book." (Felcone 243).
During the American Revolution, in the days leading up to the Battle of Red Bank in the fall of 1777, the Patriot army seized the estate of James Whitall, Jr., the original owner of this book, to build Fort Mercer. The location of Whitall's estate was strategically located on the bluffs overlooking the left bank of the Delaware River, directly across from Fort Mifflin, a key defensive stronghold for the Americans against the British Navy. When the British seized Philadelphia in September 1777, the Americans attempted to deny them supplies by blockading the river at the site of the two forts. The British then began bombarding both forts, and on September 22, 1777 a 2,000 strong Hessian mercenary army, led by Count Carl Emil Kurt von Donop, sailed up the Delaware from Camden, New Jersey to seize Fort Mercer. In a morale boosting victory, the Americans, led by Colonel Christopher Greene and his 400 strong Rhode Island regiment, repelled the attack and inflicted significant casualties on the Hessians. After the battle, the Whitall home was used as a field hospital for both American and Hessian casualties.
No lot may be removed from Freeman’s premises until the buyer has paid in full the purchase price therefor including Buyer’s Premium or has satisfied such terms that Freeman’s, in its sole discretion, shall require. Subject to the foregoing, all Property shall be paid for and removed by the buyer at his/ her expense within ten (10) days of sale and, if not so removed, may be sold by Freeman’s, or sent by Freeman’s to a third-party storage facility, at the sole risk and charge of the buyer(s), and Freeman’s may prohibit the buyer from participating, directly or indirectly, as a bidder or buyer in any future sale or sales. In addition to other remedies available to Freeman’s by law, Freeman’s reserves the right to impose a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total purchase price on any balance remaining ten (10) days after the day of sale. If Property is not removed by the buyer within ten (10) days, a handling charge of 2% of the total purchase price per month from the tenth day after the sale until removal by the buyer shall be payable to Freeman’s by the buyer. Freeman’s will not be responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or otherwise responsible for any goods left in Freeman’s possession after ten (10) days. If the foregoing conditions or any applicable provisions of law are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to Freeman’s and the Consignor (including without limitation the right to hold the buyer(s) liable for the bid price) Freeman’s, at its option, may either cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the buyer(s), or resell the property. In such event, the buyer(s) shall remain liable for any deficiency in the original purchase price and will also be responsible for all costs, including warehousing, the expense of the ultimate sale, and Freeman’s commission at its regular rates together with all related and incidental charges, including legal fees. Payment is a precondition to removal. Payment shall be by cash, certified check or similar bank draft, or any other method approved by Freeman’s. Checks will not be deemed to constitute payment until cleared. Any exceptions must be made upon Freeman’s written approval of credit prior to sale. In addition, a defaulting buyer will be deemed to have granted and assigned to Freeman’s, a continuing security interest of first priority in any property or money of, or owing to such buyer in Freeman’ possession, and Freeman’s may retain and apply such property or money as collateral security for the obligations due to Freeman’s. Freeman’s shall have all of the rights accorded a secured party under the Pennsylvania Uniform Commercial Code.
|Hammer Price||Premium (%)|