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Written on the Death of the Late Thomas Gray, Esq.:. Original Holographic Eulogic Poem.

1774. Broadside. 26 lines, 3 stanzas with refrain. Hand-drawn decorative boarder, certain elements in red ink, majority in black. A fine example of funeral oration at the time of the Revolution. Thomas Gray is probably best known for his popular 'Elegy in a Country Church Yard'. Stephen Gray is believed to be he who discovered electrical induction (and that static charges built on the surface of materials and inside them). Very Good. Laid paper mounted on early 19th century wove paper, light creases, wrinkling, minor toning, small stain, some minor chipping at edges of broadside, else clean. 9.25"x14.75" Item #6009

Price: $450.00

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