Dissertations on the Prophecies, Which have been remarkably fulfilled, and at this time are fulfilling in the World (in two volumes)
Thomas Newton; (Shepard Kollock, printer)

Dissertations on the Prophecies, Which have been remarkably fulfilled, and at this time are fulfilling in the World (in two volumes)

Elizabethtown, NJ: Shepard Kollock, 1787. Two volumes, octavo, in original plain brown calf, hubbed spines, spine labels. 412 and 439 pp. with index in Volume II, verso of final leaf is adverts. Both volumes are firm in their bindinsg; they show heavy use aith rounding to the extremities and rubbing to the spines, some discoloration to the boards. Couple stains to the title page of Vol. I and fingering to the title page of Vol. II. Scattered foxing. Volume I has an inscription on the front free endpaper: "Union Library, W. Simsbury No.7/ Bo't March 8th 1791 price 7/6"d/ Meetings 3rd Tuesdays in June 7 Sept/ at 4PM also/ 3rd Tuesdays in Dec & March 9 o'clock PM". Shepard Kollock (1750-1839) was one of New Jersey's earliest printers and editors; his press was located in Elizabethtown. He founded the New Jersey Journal, New Jersey's third newspaper, in 1779 (it continued to be printed, later as the Elizabeth Daily Journal, for 212 years). He learned his trade in Philadelphia but had to relocate to the West Indies for his health and continued to print there. When news of Lexington and Concord reached him, he returned to New Jersey, joinging the Continental Army as a Lieutenant (he saw action in the Battle of Trenton, and other engagements). Resigning his commission in 1779, he was urged by the Continental Congress to start a newspaper (the aforementioned New Jersey Journal). Located in Chatham, it was an extremely important orgas as Kollock received news directly from Washington's headquarters located just a few miles away in Morristown. After the war, the paper, renamed the Elizabeth Daily Journal, editorialized in favor of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. Kollock printings are highly sought after by collectors. Good Leather_bound (Item ID: WE22795)

$195.00

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