"The History of New England from 1630 to 1649 by John Winthrop, Esq. First Governour of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay from His Original Manuscripts. With Notes to Illustrate the Civil and Ecclesiastical Concerns, the Geography, Settlement, and Institutions of the Country, and the Lives and Manners of the Principal Planters. With notes by James Savage." Volume II only which covers the years from 1640 to 1649. John Winthrop was a wealthy English Puritan lawyer and one of the leading figures in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first major settlement in what is now New England after Plymouth Colony. Winthrop led the first large wave of migrants from England in 1630, and served as governor for 12 of the colony's first 20 years of existence. His writings and vision of the colony as a Puritan "city upon a hill" dominated New England colonial development, influencing the governments and religions of neighboring colonies.
New Edition (First Thus); 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; half-leather (gilt titles &5 raised bands to spine) with marbled boards & end-papers; all edges red; includes appendices & index; slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed; light wear to outer corners of covers. Inscribed by Robert C. Winthrop, politician, lawyer, philanthropist and one time Speaker of the House of Representatives & a direct descendant of John Winthrop, on the front free end-paper wiith the words: "Mrs. Evan Morgan from Rob. C. Winthrop. Boston. U.S.A. 4 April, 1857." Previous owner's name ink-stamped on front endpaper: "C. W. M. Swithinbank". (Charles Winthrop Molesworth Swithinbank, the British glaciologist & polar specialist, was a descendant of Admiral George S Winthrop the cousin of Robert C Winthrop)
Author Winthrop, John (with notes by James Savage)
Binding Hardcover (Half Leather)
Publisher Little Brown & Co.; Boston, MA.
Condition Very Good Condition