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Francis Hopkinson, Poem, The Battle Of The Kegs For Sale
Francis Hopkinson's "The Battle of the Kegs" Poem 1866 Special Printing Extra-Illustrated With Six Early Engravings
(FRANCIS HOPKINSON - AMERICAN REVOLUTION). Hopkinson, Francis. The Battle of the Kegs. 9.5" x 6.5", 4to, Full Later Morocco Hardcovers, Gold gilt-lettered spine, minor wear. (Philadelphia), Oakwood Press, 1866, Choice Extremely Fine.
1866-Dated, Special Printed Book, entitled: "The Battle of the Kegs," by Francis Hopkinson, Oakwood Press (Philadelphia), 1866, Choice Extremely Fine. This extremely rare, special printed edition is also Extra-Illustrated with Six Early Historic Engravings. It measures 9.5" x 6.5" having original 19th century Half Calf & Marbled Morocco Boards and a Gold gilt-lettered spine. This example being No. (00) of 82 copies (not numbered), printed on heavy laid paper. Some very minor wear to the bottom cover edge, while the interior is crisp, near mint. The only other example we have located was in lower quality, sold by PBA galleries in 1999. A light pencil notation on the front paper indicates a previous past price or cost of $1,250. This ballad recounts Colonial times in Revolutionary War Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1778 when the Americans sent kegs of gunpowder floating down the Delaware River, hoping to damage the British ships in the harbor. A later, 1964 childrens book was published of the same name. A very rare book, this current copy also being Extra-Illustrated with Six Early Historic Engravings. The very first in 35 years we have offered. A rare, Limited-Edition (one of 82) Printing on light blue tint paper of a humorous poem on a Revolutionary War incident. * Extra-Illustrated with(6) early, historic engravings of related figures and scenes. Sabin 32977. Item Number: 96275
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