Paul Revere (December 21, 1734 O.S. – May 10, 1818)
American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for alerting the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride” (1861). (Wikipedia)
From our stacks: 1. Cover detail. 2. “The Boston Massacre, perpetrated on March the 5th, 1770. Printed in colors. Photogravure, after the original engraving by Paul Revere. Size of the original engraving, including the inscription, 97/8x85/8 inches.” 3. Title-page Designed and engraved on copper by E. Davis French in the style classed by book-plate collectors as Jacobean.” 4. “Head-band. Seal of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, of which Revere was one of the founders and first President.” 5. “An Indian Gazette. From the illustration in the Royal American Magazine. Size of the original 71/4x63/4 inches.” from Paul Revere and his Engraving By William Loring Andrews. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1901.