Thousands of Pre-1800 American Imprints Freely Available Online

Based on Charles Evans’ American Bibliography, the Evans Early American Imprint Collection presents almost 5,000 items (with publication dates from 1470 to 1790) ranging from books to pamphlets covering a diverse variety of topics from witchcraft to American protestations against British rule. Read such works as No standing army in the British colonies; or An address to the inhabitants of the colony of New-York. Against unlawful standing armies (1775); Proceedings of a general court martial of the line, held at Raritan, in the state of New-Jersey, by order of His Excellency George Washington, Esq. general and commander in chief of the Army of the United States of America, for the trial of Major General Arnold, June 1, 1779 (1780. How many of you knew the trial was held in New Jersey?); The Charters of the province of Pensilvania [sic] and city of Philadelphia (1743, printed and sold by B. Franklin); and Inoculation of the small pox as practised in Boston (1722). This collection is a value to practically anyone with an interest in the early activities of this country.

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