Monmouth, N.J: At the Press of the Author, at Mount-Pleasant …, 1795.
Third edition, “New edition Revised and Corrected by the Author; Including a considerable number of Pieces never before Published”. [v]-xv, , 455 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, red morocco lettering piece. Front cover detached. The pastedowns with interesting labels. Slipcase Felcone 762; Evans 28712; Stoddard 498; BAL 6445; ESTC W28921; Sabin 25898. Item #323903
The third collected edition of the poetry of the New Jersey patriotic poet and printer Philip Freneau, the first edition printed by him on his press in New Jersey. Earlier editions of his collected poetry were printed in Philadelphia in 1786 and 1788. This edition is remarkable for its poor presswork — “A vile piece of printing” (Stoddard).
This copy bears an interesting early American label printed in French to the front pastedown reading "Ce Livre Est a Moi./Boston" within a decorative printed border. The rear pastedown bears an early American label advertising " [Name defaced]Plain and Fancy Job Printing, in the neatest style and at short notice..Orders may be left at present, at the store of George S. Jones Apothecary and Druggist 82 Mount Vernon Street"
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