Philadelphia: Printed by R. Aitken and Son, 1795. 25pp. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Spine lightly chipped. Creasing and minor loss to titlepage, minutely affecting one letter of text. Light, even toning. Very good. A variant issue (there are three), this one without the folded notary leaf found in one issue. The North American Land Company was the great real estate operation floated by Revolutionary financier Robert Morris. One of the greatest land speculations of the period, it purchased six million acres of land in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Taxes on the real estate accrued faster than the land could be sold, and the company and Morris ultimately went into bankruptcy. The last copy of this pamphlet at auction, the Park copy in 2000, realized $3600. HOWES P412. ESTC W28890. DE RENNE I, p.270. VAIL 1035. EVANS 29220. EBERSTADT 168:378. ROSENBACH 36:480. SABIN 55548. (Inventory #: WRCAM51672)
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