Colonial Settlement Colonial Period - Literature

Colonial Period - Literature

Books Read in Falmouth in 1770s

Books ordered from printers in England to be sent to Falmouth citizens through Anderson’s Trading Post in 1770. Anderson’s Trading Post is now called Amy’s Café. (Complied from notes of Dr. Oscar Darter)

  1. Beauties of Nature and Art
  2. Johnson’s Dictionaries
  3. Easops (Aesops) Fables
  4. The Free Thinker
  5. Gentlemen’s Instructions
  6. Gospel Sonnets
  7. Humes History of England
  8. Horn Books
  9. Making Ink Powder
  10. History of China
  11. Masques and Songs
  12. Montesquieu Persian Letter
  13. Newtonian System of Philosophy
  14. Pilgrims Progress
  15. Pope’s Essays on Man
  16. Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey
  17. Book of Common Prayer
  18. Pretty Books for Children
  19. Religious Courtship
  20. Robertson’s History of Scotland
  21. Robinson Crusoe
  22. Seneca’s Complete Works
  23. Shakespeare’s Works
  24. Tissott’s Advice
  25. Voltaire’s Forces of Education
  26. Whole Dairy of Man