Poetical Meditations, being the Improvement of some Vacant Hours … with a Preface by the Reverend Mr. Bulkley of Colchester. Roger Wolcott.
Poetical Meditations, being the Improvement of some Vacant Hours … with a Preface by the Reverend Mr. Bulkley of Colchester
Poetical Meditations, being the Improvement of some Vacant Hours … with a Preface by the Reverend Mr. Bulkley of Colchester

A New Direction: Connecticut’s First Book of Verse

Poetical Meditations, being the Improvement of some Vacant Hours … with a Preface by the Reverend Mr. Bulkley of Colchester.

New London: Printed and Sold by L. Green, 1725.

First edition. [2] ff., lvi, i, 78, [1, errata], [3, advertisement] pp. Title page in fine facsimile on old paper. Half title backed. 1 vols. Small 8vo. A New Direction: Connecticut’s First Book of Verse. 18th-century sheep, with later red morocco spine label. Later (dated in plate 1923) bookplate of Ilion Wolcott. Finely rebacked in period style. Evans 2722; Trumbull 1696; Johnson 207; Wegelin 465. Item #224756

“The first book of verse in Connecticut. Joseph Dewey, a maker of woolen cloth in Colchester...bore the expense of printing on condition of inserting his advertisement of three pages at the end.” — Evans.

The author, Roger Wolcott (1679-1767) was a self-educated weaver from Windsor, Connecticut, who became colonial governor of Connecticut from 1751 and 1754.

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