IN ORIGINAL BOARDS

The Baviad, and Maeviad. To which is Prefixed a Poetical Epistle to the Author by an American Gentleman [Cobbett]. A New Edition Revised.

London-Printed–Philadelphia: Re-printed for William Cobbett, 1799.

First American edition. First published in London in 1795. xx, [2], 145pp. 1 vols. 12mo. IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. Original paper-backed boards, with original label. Spine worn and taped, edges rubbed, text browned and spotted, front free endpaper loosened, with the signature of Robert Mackay 1800, else a very good copy S & M 35546. Item #23669

Gifford's notable satires against the Della-Cruscans. The “Poetical Epistle” is dated Philadelphia and signed “C,” mostly likely Cobbett.

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