Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1793. Hardcover. Full brown leather with five raised-bands, tooled borders. ix, 817 pp., iii, (33) pp. Index. Fair. Front cover broken at hinge, held by one cord. Bookplate of Rhode Island State Library inside front cover, along with inked signature and date of Tench Coxe. Coxe has also signed his name in inkt to the title-page. Ancient darkened paper label at base of spine, minor marginalia especially in the index at rear. Item #166593
Significant for the two signature of Tench Coxe, one dated 1801 and the other 1804, both with a "Jnr." after the name. Volume 2 ONLY of a 4-volume set. This copy de-accessioned from the State LIbrary of the State of Rhode Island, with their bookplate. This copy dated 1793, though most agree the publishing date is 1798. Congressional website states the following: a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 22, 1755; received a liberal schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits; resigned from the Pennsylvania Militia in 1776, turned Loyalist, and joined the British Army under Howe in 1777; was arrested, paroled, and joined the patriot cause; commissioner to the Federal Convention at Annapolis in 1786; Member of the Continental Congress in 1789; was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury on September 11, 1789, and served until the office was abolished on May 8, 1792; was appointed revenue commissioner June 30, 1792, and served until removed by President Adams; was appointed by President Jefferson purveyor of public supplies and served from 1803 to 1812; was a writer on political and economic subjects; died in Philadelphia, Pa., July 17, 1824; interment in Christ Church Burying Ground.
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