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[Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455: the 1st pages of the Gospels and the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount: John 1:1]

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn at Cardinal Wolsey's - from the original painting in the collection of Mr. John Wolfe, New York / C.T. von Piloty, pinx. ; gravure Goupil & Co.

The virgin, child and St. John

St. John

[The Holy Family with St. John the Baptist] / Quidus Renus, inv [...] fecit.

Virginia / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captan [sic] John Smith, 1606; graven by William Hole

[Map of Virginia] / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captain John Smith 1606 [?] William Hole.

Herodiade / Corio. s.

[Illus. title page of The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. Gathered by John Gerarde, London, 1636 - shows composite of scenes including figures of Ceres and Pomona, full-length portraits of Theophrastus (d. 287? B.C.) and Pedanius Discordies; also bust portrait (of the author?)]

Title page of John Underhill, Newes from America, London, J.D. for Peter Cole, 1638

The Virgin, Child, and St. John the Baptist / G.R., In., B.C. Eq.F., 1647.

[The Young St. John the Baptist]

A parallel of the antient architecture with the modern, in a collection of ten principal authors who have written upon the five orders ... To which is added An account of architects and architecture, in an ... explanation of certain tearms ... affected by architects. With Leon Baptista Alberti's treatise Of statues. Made English for the benefit of builders by John Evelyn.London, Printed by T. Roycroft for J. Place, 1664.156 (i. e. 159) p. illus., port. 35 cm.

[Frontis. and title page from The Pilgrim's Progress...by John Bunyan; frontis. shows author dreaming and pilgrims progressing]

[Siege and relief of Vienna in 1683, with portraits of Ernst Rudiger von Starhemberg, Emperor Leopold I, Sultan Mehmed IV, Kara Mustafa, Count of Waldeck, Elector of Saxony, John III Sobieski, Elector of Bavaria, Charles V Duke of Lorraine]

[Title page of John Locke, Two Treatises of Government (London, 1690)]

[Title page and page opposite inscribed by John Evelyn to Sir Christopher Wren, of John Evelyn's Acetaria, a Discourse of Sallets. 1699]

By the Honourable John Nanfan, Esq; His Majesties Lieut Governour and Commander in chief in and over the Province of New York ... A proclamation. Whereas I have thought fit, upon mature deliberation, to dissolve the late Assembly ... believed it

By the Honourable John Nanfan, Esq; His Majesties Lieut. Governour and commander in chief in and over the Province of New York ... A proclamation. Whereas in the confirmation of the treaty with Algiers, and the additional article made the sevent

By the Honourable John Nanfan, His Majesties Lieut Governour and Commander in chief in and over the Province of New York ... A proclamation. Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God in the time of my absence from this Province, to take unto himself

By the Honourable John Nanfan, Esq. His Majesties Lieut. Governour and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of New York ... A proclamation [Offering to stay prosecution of Rip Van Dam, if he will appear before the royal council and acknow

To his excellency Joseph Dudley Esq. Governour of said province … Boston. Printed by Bartholomew Green, and John Allen, Printers to His Excellency the Governour and council 1702.

A compleat description of the province of Carolina in 3 parts : 1st, the improved part from the surveys of Maurice Mathews & Mr. John Love : 2ly, the west part by Capt. Tho. Nairn : 3ly, a chart of the coast from Virginia to Cape Florida /

John Charmion’s latin epitaph from his ardent love to learning and learned men on Mr. Pemberton, who dyed at Boston, the 13th of February, 1716,7 in the 45th year of his age, translated into English. Sacred to the lasting memory of the Reverend

Captain John Rackam

By the Honourable William Dummer, Esq; Lieut Governor & commander in chief, in & over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New England a proclamation for apprehending John Pittman. Boston: Printed by B. Green Printer to His Hon. Th

[John Wesley M.H.] / J. Faber, fecit.

An elegy occasioned by the sudden and awful death of Mr. Nathanael Baker Dedham; a young man just upon the point of marriage and son to Lieutenant John Baker. He fell from his horse on Monday night the 7th of May, 1733. And died the Wednesday fo

[John Milton, 1608-1674, bust, facing right, wearing laurel crown]

The Life of the Most Reverend Father in God, John Tillotson, late Archbishop of Canterbury

Whipping John of Islington

A few lines on occasion of the untimely end of Mark and Phillis, who were executed at Cambridge, September 18th for poysoning their master, Capt. John Codman of Charlestown. [Cut] [Boston 1755].

A relation of the misfortunes of the French neutrals, as laid before the Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania, by John Baptiste Galerm one of the said people. [Philadelphia, 1756].

A relation of the misfortunes of the French neutrals, as laid before the Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania, by John Baptiste Galerm one of the said people. [Philadelphia, 1756].

[A Bailiff and an attorney--a match for the Devil]

[Frontis., John Bunyan, head and shoulders portrait, sleeping - in background is his dream of the "Pilgrim's Progress"]

Sketch of St. Jo[hn's] Harbour, and part of the river.

A sketch of St. John's Harbour and part of the river;

Map of the River St. John in the Province of Nova Scotia, exhibiting the grant to officers &c. in 1765, with other patents.

Glorious news. Boston. Friday 11 o’clock, 16th May 1766 This instant arrived here the Brig. Harrison, belonging to John Hancock, Esq; Captain Shubael Coffin, in 6 weeks and 2 days from London, with important news, as follows: From the London Gaz

Glorious news. Boston. Friday 11 o’clock, 16th May 1766 This instant arrived here the Brig Harrison, belonging to John Hancock, Esq; Captain Shubael Coffin, in 6 weeks and 2 days from London, with important news, as follows: From the London Gaze

A new and true relation, of a little girl in the County of Hartford, at Salmon-Brook in Simsbury who acted in a strange manner supposed to be bewitch’d, in March 1763. Boston Printed and sold [By John Kneeland] at the Head of Milk-Street. 1766.

[Details of a chronometer designed by John Harrison]

Map of Nova Scotia, or Acadia; with the islands of Cape Breton and St. John's, from actual surveys,

Map of Nova Scotia, or Acadia; with the islands of Cape Breton and St. John's, from actual surveys,

Cohos. The wilderness shall blossom as the rose. To his excellency John Wentworth, Esq. Captain General, Governor, and Commander in chief, in and over His Majesty's province of New Hampshire on his grant of a very generous charter, of incorporat

John Glyn esqr., member of Parliament for Middlesex

John Wilkes, Esq.

To the freeholders and freemen, of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen. To pretend to prove what cannot be denied, would be wasting time to no purpose ... to request the votes and interests of the freeholders and freemen for John Cruger,

To the freeholders and freemen of the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen. Every good citizen must necessarily desire to preserve the peace of the City, and the freedom of elections ... [Signed John Morin Scott, P.V.B Livingston. Theodorus Va

A proclamation: Whereas the enemy have invaded this state, and now occupy John's and James Island, and the reduction of this town is undoubtedly their object. [Re. bearing arms] [Charleston, S, C. 177-].

Jefferies, in the character of Atropos, cutting the thread of English Liberty

At a meeting of the merchants & traders, at Faneuil-Hall, on the 23rd January 1770. The following votes were passed, viz. … Whereas William Jackson Theophilus Little, John Taylor, and Nathaniel Rogers all of Boston, did refuse and yet delay to c

To the Honorable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esquires, true and absolute proprietaries and Governors of the Province of Pennsylvania and the territories thereunto belonging and to the Honorable John Penn, Esquire, Lieutenant-Governor of the same, this map. Of the Province of Pennsylvania.

Copy Major John Thornton's platt.

A general & particular plan of the island of Castle William near Boston, shewing the works in their original & present state, together with sections thro' the same. Carried on and survey'd under the direction of and by John Montrésor, Esqr., engineer extraordinary & Capt. Lieut. by order of the Honble: Thomas Gage, Esqr., Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces in North America.

To his Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor general of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice admiral of the same. The humble address of the House of Burgesses. [Williamsburg, 1772] [

To all farmers and tradesmen, who want good settlements for themselves and families, especially those lately arrived, or that may yet come, from Scotland or Ireland [Recommending Central New York] Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, at the New

The speech of His Excellency Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor general of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same, to the General Assembly, convened at the Capitol, on Monday t

To His Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor general of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia and Vice Admiral of the same: The humble address of the Council ... [Williamsburg 1772.] [Negative

To the inhabitants of the City of Philadelphia, and parts adjacent. Gentlemen. [Protest of the soap boilers against John Rhea's method of procuring ashes] Philadelphia 15th February 1772.

[Number II.] A letter to the majority of the General Assembly of Liliput. Gentlemen. You may possibly expect that the subject of my last should be continued in this letter ... [Signed] A Freeholder of Liliput. New York: Printed by John Holt, 177

"Spiritual milk for American babes, drawn out of the breasts of both Testaments, for their souls nourishment, by John Cotton"

The speech of His Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same to the General Assembly convened at the Capitol, on Thursd

To His Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same: The humble address of the House of Burgesses. [Regarding paper curre

To His Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor general of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same: The humble address of the Council. [Williamsburg. 1773.] [Negative P

To his Excellency the Right Hon. John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same: The humble address of the Council. [Williamsburg, 1774]. [Negative Photost

The following are the names of the persons proposed to be elected as a Committee on Tuesday next, agreeable to the recommendation of the Congress. New York, Nov. 17, 1774 [Sixty names] New York: Printed by John Holt, 1774].

To his Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same. The humble address of the House of Burgesses ... To which his Excell

New York, May 11, 1774. The mechanicks of this city are requested to meet, this evening, at 7 o'clock, at the house of David Philipse, in Horse and Cart street, on business of the utmost importance. [New York: Printed by John Holt, 1774].

At a meeting of the True Sons of Liberty, in the City of New-York, July 27, 1774, properly convened; present, John Calvin, John Know, Roger Rumpus, &c. &c. Uc. [15 resolves] By order of the meeting Ebenezer Snuffle, Secretary [New York, 1774].

Extract of the proceedings of the committee of correspondence of this city [Relative to calling meetings of the citizens without approval of the committee.] [Dated] July 8th, 1774. [New York: Printed by John Holt, 1774].

The speech of His Excellency, the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same, to the General Assembly, convened at the Capitol, on Thu

Advertisement. At a general meeting of the Committee of mechanicks ... give their voices for the five following persons, or to choose such others as they may think proper. Isaac Low, Philip Livingston, John Jay, Leonhard Lispenard Alex. M'Dougal

To John Cruger, James Jauncey, James Delancey, and Jacob Walton, Esqrs; The representatives in General Assembly, for the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen: The author of this letter bespeaks a moment of your attention ... [Signed] Aristides

By his Excellency the Right Hon. John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice admiral of the same: A proclamation. Virginia, to wit. Whereas I have been informed that a cert

The address of the Lords and Commons to his Majesty, on the present state of America, &c. From the London Gazettee, of February 11. ... [Philadelphia] Printed by John Dunlap [1775].

[Public apology by Robt. & John Murray, NY, 1775]

Late advices from London. London. Proceedings in the Lower house of assembly. February 20, 1775 … Boston: Printed by Thomas & John Fleet. [1775].

A plan of the island of St. John with the divisions of the counties, parishes, & the lots as granted by government, likewise the soundings round the coast and harbours.

Recantations of Robert Hooper, John Pedrick, Robert Hooper, Jun, George M’Call, Richard Reed and Henry Sanders In Committee of Sayety. Cambridge, May 4, 1775 … Printed and sold in Queen Street [1775].

To his Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, hi Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same: The humble address of the Council ... To which his Excellency was ple

A paraphrase on the second epistle of John, the Round-head, to James, Prolocutor of the Rump-Parliament, in a liberal manner … [Boston? Hills and Hicks? 1775].

By his Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same. A proclamation. Virginia, to wit. Whereas his Majesty did, at the re

Committee chamber, New-York. The Provincial Congress of the Colony of New-York, on the 9th of August, instant, passed the following resolves, viz ... [New York: Printed by John Holt, 1775].

The address of the Lords and Commons to his Majesty, on the present state of America, &c. From the London Gazettee, of February 11. ... [Philadelphia] Printed by John Dunlap [1775].

At a council, held at the Palace, May 2, 1775. Present his Excellency the Governor, Thomas Nelson Ricard Corein, William Byrd, Ralph Wormeley, Junior, John Camm, clerk, and John Page Esquire, The Governor was pleased to address himself to the bo

Orders to be observed during the time of fires by the inhabitants .. [Stringent directions to be observed by the inhabitants and the military] Given at Head-Quarters in Boston, this eighteenth day of November, 1775. [Boston: Printed by John Howe

By his Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governour-General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice-admiral of the same. A proclamation. [Declaring martial law and to cause the same to be

By his Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same. A proclamation. Virginia to wit. Whereas certain persons, stiling th

By his Execellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governour-General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice-admiral of the same. A proclamation [Declaring martial law and to cause the same to be

New-York, Committee-Chamber, May 15, 1775. Resolved that copies of the association be lodged at the following places in the respective wards of this City ... [Signed] Isaac Low, Chairman. [New York: Printed by John Holt, 1775].

To the Hone. Jno. Hancock, Esqre. president of ye Continental Congress, this map of the seat of civil war in America, is respectfully inscribed by his most obedient humble servant, B. Romans.

John Allison and John Lee to Virginia General Assembly, May 1776, Petition by Marines to Join Virginia Land Troops

[Title page of "Thoughts on Government" by John Adams, 1776]

A vaudevil, sung by the characters at the conclusion of a new farce called the Boston blockade. [Five eight line verse] [Boston: Printed by John House, 1776].

To the freemen and freeholders of New York. Gentlemen. As the time of election for representatives, to serve in the General Assembly, is near at hand I beg leave to propose the following gentlemen for your approbation, viz. Thomas Smith, John Sc

Philadelphia. January 16, 1776. [Extracts of correspondence between Robert Howe and Lord Dunmore forwarded to the president of the Convention at Norfolk.] [Philadelphia:] Printed by John Dunlap [1776].