London printed: New York-Reprinted: by Childs and Swaine, 1792; 1794.
First American editions. 118; 88 pp. 1 vols. Contemporary calf and marbled boards. Rebacked and recornered, with new endsheets Evans 24075 & 26617; BAL 871 & 883; Sabin 3414. Provenance: Horatio G. Stevens (signature on first blank, son of Ebenezer and brother of John Austin); Arthur J. Stansbury (1781-1845, signature on title). Item #257254
First American editions of two separately printed parts of Barlow's most important prose work. "[Advice to the Privileged Orders] forcibly presents the doctrine of the responsibility of the State, a doctrine as admissably true today as it was then heretical to Barlow's college friends" (ANB).
[Bound with:] BARLOW, Joel. A letter to the National Convention of France, on the defects in the Constitution of 1791, and the extent of the amendments which ought to be applied. To which is added The conspiracy of kings, a poem. By Joel Barlow...New York : Printed by Thomas Greenleaf, for J. Fellows, no. 192, Water-Street. (According to act of Congress.), . 87 pp. First American edition. Evans 25143; BAL 880.
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