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1828 Patriotic Inscription Down England Ill Never Be A Traitor Like Arnold For Sale
HERE IS A FANTASTIC EARLY AMERICAN BOOK WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE PATRIOTIC INSCRIPTIONS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
THE BOOK WAS OWNED BY JOHN L GEILE OF NEW YORK. HE SIGNED HIS NAME ON THE FRONT OF THE TITLE PAGE.
THE FRONT ENDPAPER HAS THE INSCRIPTION: "AMERICA FOR EVER HURRAH FOR AMERICA BUT DOWN WITH ENGLAND. I AM AN AMERICAN AND ALWAYS WILL BE. I NEVER WILL BE A TRAITOR LIKE ARNOLD (BENEDICT ARNOLD WHO BETRAYED GEORGE WASHINGTON DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR) GIVE UP ENGLISHMEN WHEN YOU COME ALONG SIDE OF AMERICA. STICK UP FOR AMERICA.
ON THE BACK ENDPAPER HE ALSO INSCRIBED: J.L. GEILE ESQUIRE HE LIVES IN N YORK NOT LONDON FOR LONDON IS A TOWN IN ENGLAND WHERE I HOPE NO AMERICAN RESIDES. HE IS AN AMERICAN BORN IN AMERICA AND WHERE I HOPE HE WILL ALWAYS RESIDE.
I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH AN ANTI-ENGLISH & PRO AMERICAN INSCRIPTION. I ALMOST WONDER IF HE SERVED DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR OR THE WAR OF 1812.
THE BOOK ITSELF IS GOLDSMITH'S ROMAN HISTORY ABRIDGED BY HIMSELF FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS. FIRST EDITION DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS FOR A CLASS BOOK - HARTFORD PUBLISHED BY SILAS ANDRUS 1828
ALL PAGES COMPLETE - FOXING & BROWNING THROUGHOUT.
ORIGINAL LEATHER BINDING WITH SOME WEAR, LOSS, AND SOME EVIDENCE OF FIRE DAMAGE (PERHAPS BY CANDLE LIGHT). OVERALL A GREAT PIECE OF AMERICANA!
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1828 Patriotic Inscription Down England Ill Never Be A Traitor Like Arnold: $500