Four Volume Set of Wiggin's Library of New-England History: The History of King Philip's War, in Two Volumes; Mourt's Relation, or Journal of the Plantation at Plymouth, with an Introduction and Notes; Plain Dealing, or News from New England. Benjamin Church, Henry Martyn Dexter, Thomas Lechford, J. Hammond Trumbull.
Four Volume Set of Wiggin's Library of New-England History: The History of King Philip's War, in Two Volumes; Mourt's Relation, or Journal of the Plantation at Plymouth, with an Introduction and Notes; Plain Dealing, or News from New England

Four Volume Set of Wiggin's Library of New-England History: The History of King Philip's War, in Two Volumes; Mourt's Relation, or Journal of the Plantation at Plymouth, with an Introduction and Notes; Plain Dealing, or News from New England

Boston: John Kimball Wiggin / Wm. Parsons Lunt, 1865. Half-Leather. Near Fine / No Jacket. Item #2316100

All volumes: Board edges lightly rubbed. Lechford's Plain Dealings: Minor loss to spine head.

Complete four volume set of Wiggin's "Library of New England History." "The History of King Philip's War," in two volumes: Half-leather with marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. #120 of 285 copies. 1865 reissue of Howes C-405, originally published in 1716. "Most popular early account of this war, based on information obtained from the author's father, a participant." This edition adds introduction and notes by Henry Martyn Dexter. Two folding frontispiece maps. "Mourt's Relation": Half-leather, marbled endpapers top edge gilt. #111 of 250 foolscap quarto copies. Sabin 7263/51200. Bound by F.B. Sanford in half-leather. 1865 reissue of 1622 original. "Plain Dealing": Cloth over boards. With new introduction and notes by J. Hammond Trumbull. The original subtitle describes it as "a short view of New-England's present Government, both Ecclesiasticall and Civil, compared with the anciently-received and established Government of England, in some materiall points; fit for the gravest consideration in these times. "Lechford sailed for America, arriving at Boston on 27 June 1638. He was the first practicing lawyer in Massachusetts Bay Colony, though others, such as John Winthrop (1588-1649), had been attorneys in England....Lechford, who had skill as a chiropgrapher, worked as a conveyancer, scrivener, and draftsman. He drew up deeds and leases and exercised powers of attorney. He drafted many arbitration bonds for persons settling their differences out of court. He kept a meticulous account of all his legal business in his Note-Book (published 1885)...Occasionally Lechford was allowed to act as counsel in court. In summer 1639 he was debarred for "pleading" with the jury "out of Court."" (Ward, American National Biography).

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