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LIFE  OF  DAVID  PERRY.  APPENDICES.
 

Appendix B.
 
BOOK IMAGES  &  DESCRIPTIONS.
 
 

Manuscript  |  1st Edition  |  2nd Edition  |  3rd Edition  |  4th Edition  |  5th Edition

 
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Written 1818-1819 by  the  hand  of Capt. David Perry (1741-1826).   Search to determine existence & location thus far has yielded nothing. The manuscript was likely destroyed in the fire that burned down the Perry homestead in Ira, Vermont, before 1924 -- the same home in which, in 1826, David Perry had died. 
 
Description of manuscript : unknown.  Probably written on rag paper• (a parchment-like paper made from scraps of cloth), prevalent at that time and used in the printing of the 1822 edition.  
 
 
 

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Simeon Ide, editor, printer, Windsor, Vermont, 1822. 175+ year old book.  Small.  4 1/4"w x 7"h (11.5 cm x 18 cm); iv, 55 p.; cover: grey, foxed wrapper; restored, it has a "blue paper cover" [correspondence with editor, John Johnson of White River Jct, VT, e-mail of Jan. 19, 2000).  His copy appears to have an inscription (no longer legible; perhaps the title Recollections of An Old Soldier?) in upper left-hand corner of some copies.   A first editition now housed in Utah, has no inscription, but confirms that the books were printed on rag-paper parchment. The pages in the Utah copy are stained and worn, but still supple.
 
 
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Mary Emma Bogue Alden, editor.  73 pages (1) p., 2 plates 16mo.; 6 1/2 in. x 5 in. (16 cm. x 12 cm.); a “little red book” [Lawrence Marshall correspondence, 9-19-00]. The NY Publich Library Catalog gives 1822 title and publication information adding: "[Republished by his great great granddaughter, M.E.B. Alden] . . . Imprint [Rochester, N.Y., Vredenburg & Co., Inc., 1912]"*•.
 
 (Notice by M.E.B.Alden opposite 1822 copyright notice.)
 
 
 
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William Abbatt, editior.  Magazine of History with Notes and Queries: Extra Number - No. 137.  Vol. 35, No. 1. (Series: M of H; began in 1908; ceased in 1935.)  Description in catalog: v. : ill. ; 25 cm. 4 p. l., 7_37 p., 26 cm.  In some copies Extra No. 137 is bound together (e.g., that held by Widener Library at Harvard, according to Dr. Fred Anderson, Dept. of History, U. of Colorado, who described it as “a large-format, rather handsomely produced periodical” [[correspondence with editor, 1997]; this is the source listed in Anderson's A People's Army... as simply Magazine of History, CXXXVII [1928]).  In others, Extra No. 137 is bound separately.
 
 
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Winston De Ville, publisher.  73 pages, [1] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.  On some copies New Orleans: Imprint stamped on t.p.  The Revolutionary soldier, detail from and original painting by A. [Alonzo] Chappel, engraved by John C. McRae, appears on the cover.  
 
 
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Jones, D.G., publisher.  Due out 2012 through Kitkooh Publications.•
[Delay is due to chronic illness.]  
 
 
 

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jump  Page Notes:
 
manuscript = possibly a record book such as were used by towns to keep records
 
foxed = discolored with yellowish-brown stains.  “Foxing is usually due to the chemical action in paper which produces brownish-yellow stains” (Meredith Paine Sorozan, Ref. Lib., RIHS, correspondence, 18 July 1997).
 
wrapper = librarians' term for "cover." 

 
 
 
 
 
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