American Incunabula.

☛This is a term Dr. Boli has invented to describe books printed in the English colonies or the United States up to 1800.

[The Bay Psalm Book.] The Whole Booke of Psalmes faithfully translated into English metre. Whereunto is prefixed a discourse declaring not only the lawfullnes, but also the necessity of the heavenly Ordinance of singing Scripture Psalmes in the Churches of God. Imprinted 1640. —At the World Digital Library.

A Letter, About the Present State of Christianity, among the Christianized Indians of New-England. Increase Mather, Cotton Mather, Nehemiah Walter. Boston, in N. E. Printed by Timothy Green, 1705.

Another Tongue brought in, to Confess the Great Saviour of the World. Or, Some communications of Christianity, put into a Tongue used among the Iroquois Indians, in America. And, put into the hands of the English and the Dutch traders: to accomodate the great intention of communicating the Christian religion, unto the salvages, among whom they may find any thing of this language to be intelligible. [By Cotton Mather.] Boston: Printed by B. Green, 1707.

The Book of Common-Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England. Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches., Printed and Sold by William Bradford in New-York, 1710.

The American Weekly Mercury. —The first newspaper printed in the English colonies outside New England.

Vol. I. 1719-1720.

Vol. II. 1720-1721.

Vol. III. 1721-1722.

Vol. IV. 1722-1723.

Inoculation of the Small Pox as practised in Boston, consider'd in a letter to A— S— M.D. & F.R.S. in London. Boston: J. Franklin, 1722. —A pamphlet against the vile practice of inoculation, which has been promoted by some ministers in Boston.

A Vindication of the Ministers of Boston, from the Abuses & Scandals, lately cast upon them, in Diverse Printed Papers. By Some of their People [Cotton Mather]. Boston in New-England: Printed by B. Green, fr Samuel Gerrish, at his Shop near the Brick Meeting-house in Corn-Hill. 1722.—In particular, the ministers are accused of advocating inoculation against smallpox, which the very scientific Cotton Mather defends as a reasonable practice.

The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress, of the Christian People called Quakers: intermixed with several remarkable occurrences. Written originally in Low Dutch, and also translated into English, by William Sewell. The Third Edition, corrected. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Samuel Krimer in Second-Street. 1728.

Zuverlässige Beschreibung der dritten Conferenz der evangelischen Religionen teutscher Nation in Pennsylvania, welche am 9. 10. und 11ten Februarii 174½ in Oley an Johann de Türcks Hause gehalten worden; samt denen dieses Mahl verfassten Gemein-Schlüssen. Philadelphia, Gedruckt und zu haben bey B. Franklin. [1742.] —Franklin uses roman type.

Two books of Massachusetts Bay law bound together:

The Charter Granted by their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, to the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. Boston in New-England: Printed and sold by Samuel Kneeland and Timothy Green. 1742.

Acts and Laws, of His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. Boston in New-England: Printed and sold by Samuel Kneeland and Timothy Green. 1742.

Some Thoughts Concerning the Present Revival of Religion in New-England, and the way in which it ought to be acknowledged and promoted, humbly offered to the publick, in a treatise on that subject. By Jonathan Edwards. Boston: Printed and Sold by S. Kneeland and T. Green in Queen-Street, 1742.

The Safety of Appearing at the Day of Judgment, in the Righteousness of Christ: Opened and Applied. By Solomon Stoddard, Pastor to the church of Northampton in New-England. The third edition. Boston: Printed for D. Henchman, at his Shop in Cornhill. 1742.

Mirabilia Dei inter Indicos, or, The rise and progress of a remarkable work of grace amongst a number of the Indians in the provinces of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, justly represented in a journal kept by order of the honourable Society (in Scotland) for Propagating Christian Knowledge. With some general remarks. By David Brainerd. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by William Bradford in Second-Street. [1746.]
Another copy.

A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections. By Jonathan Edwards. Boston: Printed for S. Kneeland and T. Green in Queen-street, over against the Prison. 1746.

Some Account of the Pennsylvania Hospital; from its first rise, to the beginning of the fifth month, called May, 1754. [By Benjamin Franklin.] Philadelphia: Printed by B. Franklin and Dr. Hall, 1754.

A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger, Printer of the New-York Weekly-Journal. New-York Printed: Lancaster Re-printed, and Sold by W. Dunlap, at the New-Printing-Office, in Queen-Street, 1756.

Continuation of the Account of the Pennsylvania Hospital; from the first of May 1754, to the fifth of May 1761. [By Benjamin Franklin.] Philadelphia: Printed by B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1761.

A Catalogue of Druggs, and of chymical and Galenical Medicines; sold by John Tweedy at his shop in Newport, Rhode-Island. And for him in New-York, at the Sign of the Unicorn and Mortar. [1760.]

Proposals for Printing by Subscription, The History of the publick Life and distinguished Actions of Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Brazen, commander of an American squadron in the last age. Together with his slighter adventures and more entertaining anecdotes. In three volumes in quarto. Adorn’d throughout with cuts. Being the judicious abridgement of the unwearied author’s own most elaborate and costly performance, in thirty-one volumes in folio. By Thomas Thumb, Esq; surveyor of the customs, and clerk of the check. 1760. —The author of this clever satire is identified by librarians as Samuel Waterhouse, and Sir Thomas Brazen as Governor Thomas Pownall of Massachusetts. The place of printing is not identified, but Boston is likely.
Another copy.

A Short Account of that Part of Africa, Inhabited by the Negroes; With respect to the fertility of the country; the good disposition of many of the natives, and the manner by which the slave trade is carried on. Extracted from several authors, in order to shew the iniquity of that trade, and the falsity of the arguments usually advanced in its vindication. With a quotation from George Wallis's [i.e. Wallace's] System of the laws, &c. and a large extract from a pamphlet, lately published in London, on the subject of the slave trade. Philadelphia: Printed in the year 1762.

The conduct of the Paxton-men, impartially represented; the distresses of the frontiers, and the complaints and sufferings of the people fully stated ... With some remarks upon the Narrative, of the Indian-massacre, lately publish’d. Interspers”d with several interesting anecdotes, relating to the military genius, and warlike principles of the people call'd Quakers: together-with proper reflection and advice upon the whole. In a letter from a gentleman in one of the back counties, to a friend in Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Printed by A. Stuart, and sold by John Creag, Shopkeeper in Lancaster. 1764.

Popish Idolatry: a discourse delivered in the chapel of Harvard-College in Cambridge, New-England, May 8, 1765. At the lecture founded by the Honorable Paul Dudley, Esquire. By Jonathan Mayhew, D.D., pastor of the West Church in Boston. Boston: Printed by R. & S. Draper, Edes & Gill, and T. & J. Fleet. 1765.

The Baptist confession of faith: first put forth in 1643; afterwards enlarged, corrected and published by an assembly of delegates (from the churches in Great Britain) met in London July 3, 1689; adopted by the association at Philadelphia September 22, 1742; and now received by churches of the same denomination in most of the american colonies. To which is added, a short treatise of discipline. Philadelphia, printed by Ant. Armbruster in Race-street, 1765.

The Constitutional and Additional Rules of the South-Carolina Society, established at Charlestown in the said province, Sept. 1, 1737. Incorporated by an act of the General Assembly of the said province, passed the 17th day of May, 1752; which was finally ratified and confirmed by our most gracious sovereign, in council, on the 20th day of December, 1752. The Fifth Edition. Charles-Town: Printed for the Society, by Peter Timothy. 1770.

The New-England Psalm-Singer: or, American Chorister. Containing a number of psalm-tunes, anthems, and canons. In four and five parts. Never before published. Composed by William Billings, a native of Boston, in New-England. Boston: New-England.Printed by Edes and Gill.

Common Sense; addressed to the inhabitants of America. Written by an Englishman [Thomas Paine]. The Second Edition. Philadelphia: Printed, and Sold, by R. Bell, in Third-street. 1776. —This copy belonged to John Adams.
The Sixth Edition. Providence, Re-printed and Sold by John Carter, at Shakespear’s head, near the Court-house, 1776.

Philadelphia Harmony, or, A Collection of Psalm Tunes, Hymns, and Anthems, Selected by Adgate and Spicer. Together with The Rudiments of Music, on a New and improved Plan. By [Andrew] Adgate P.U.A. The fourth edition. Philadelphia: John McCulloch, 1791.

Modern Chivalry: Containing the Adventures of Captain John Farrago, and Teague O'Regan, His Servant. By H. H. Brackenridge. [Four volumes bound together.] Volumes I & II—Philadelphia: John McCulloch, 1792. Volume III—Pittsburgh: John Scull, 1793. Volume IV—Philadelphia: John McCulloch, 1797. —A very good scan at

One Thousand Valuable Secrets, in the Elegant and Useful Arts. First American edition. Philadelphia: Printed for B. Davies and T. Stephens, 1795.

Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the secret meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies. Collected from good authorities, by John Robinson. The third edition. Philadelphia: T. Dobson and W. Corbet, 1798.

The American Musical Miscellany: A collection of the newest and most approved songs, set to music. Printed at Northampton, Massachusetts, by Andrew Wright, for Daniel Wright and Company. 1798.