Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1991.
Hardcover. Quarto. x, 271 pages, . Illustrations. Black cloth hardcover with gilt title on the spine. Title and picture of the Oath of a Freeman on the front cover. Previous owner's 1991 inscription written on the right front flyleaf. From the dust jacket inner liner notes - "This book is a compilation of documents and first hand accounts of institutions and individuals that were involved in the highly publicized story of Mark Hoffman's forgery of the 'Oath of a Freeman', understood to be the first printed document (1639) in the United States. The volume serves not only as an account of the examination of the forgery but also presents a partial inventory of the various means - scientific, forensic, history, and literary - that investigators have available to test a printed document's authenticity." Very good / very good. Item #23394