First book printed in Maine, Falmouth, 1786

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Daniel Fenning's Universal Spelling-Book, printed and sold by Thomas B. Wait, Middle Street, Falmouth (Portland), was the first book printed in Maine, in 1786.

The title page was printed askew as shown. Other pages are straight.

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About This Item

  • Title: First book printed in Maine, Falmouth, 1786
  • Creator: Fenning, Daniel
  • Creation Date: 1786
  • Subject Date: 1786
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 17 cm x 11 cm
  • Local Code: QJ M 081 C86f
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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