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Whitney, Eli. AN ORATION ON THE DEATH OF MR. ROBERT GRANT, A MEMBER OF THE SENIOR CLASS IN YALE COLLEGE…. New-Haven: Thomas and Samuel Green, 1792. 8vo, stitched tract. 15, [1] pp. Untrimmed and as-issued. Chip and tear to title, light stains to title and final leaf, marginal fraying (as untrimmed), else Good. ************************* FIRST EDITION. Eli Whitney graduated from Yale in 1792, just one year before inventing the cotton gin – the invention for which he is best remembered. VERY SCARCE. OCLC locates only digital copies. [Sabin 103756] Provenance: Early signature of J. Marsh to title recto, "from Kingsley Collection" in early ink to title verso and small ink number to second leaf.

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Eli Whitney, Early American Imprint, Scarce

Estimate $300 - $500Aug 17
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Macon, GA, USA
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