Time Out for Some Books

Not really the same thing as a colonial library, but the 1733 merchandise inventory for Mr. Samuel Peele (that would be the goods in his store houses, not to be confused with his household goods) lists “Stashonary &ca” including:

  • 5 Gilt Bibles
  • 1 plain Ditto
  • 20 Testaments
  • 10 Accidences
  • 9 Salters
  • 4 Common prayer Books
  • 2 the whole duty of Man
  • 8 pockett Books
  • 5 primers and 8 horne Books

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