MARTIN, Francois-Xavier (1762-1846). The History of North Carolina, from the Earliest Period. New Orleans: A. T. Penniman, 1829.
2 volumes, 8vo (233 x 146 mm). Half-titles. (Some minor spotting.) ORIGINAL BOARDS UNCUT, printed labels to spines (old paper rebacking preserving printed labels, some light wear or staining); green quarter morocco folding case). FIRST EDITION of Martin’s rare early history of North Carolina. “A painstaking search, as far as his opportunities permitted, and a perspicuous way of writing stand for the work’s chief merits.” (Winsor qtd. in Streeter). RARE: According to American Book Prices Current, no copies of this work in original boards have sold at auction in the last 35 years. Church 1341, Howes M-333, Jumonville 671, 6712 (locating only 5 copies); Sabin 44872, Streeter 1140. [With:] Laws of North-Carolina. Newbern, NC: Francois X. Martin, . Folio (348 x 210). Comprising 5 leaves on 3 sheets. Stab-sewn (some minor browning or spotting). FIRST EDITION. RARE. Evans 27425.
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