THE DEATH OF CAIN, In Five Books; After the Manner of The Death of Abel. By A Lady [Mary Collyer].

New-York: Printed and Sold by William Durell, at his Book Store and Printing-Office, 1792.

Price: $400.00

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First American edition (of this translation). 24mo. Covers are worn, lacking original paper-covering (exposing wooden boards), uneven one-inch chip (in width) along length of fore-edge to boards on both covers, title page has short closed tear, few tiny spots of worming at lower edge (with very slight loss to publisher's imprint), else a good, sound copy. Bristol B7960; Shipton & Mooney 46414.

Item #334687

Mary Collyer (1716/17-1762/63), novelist and translator, is the author of 'Virtuous Orphan,' 'Felicia to Charlotte,' and 'Memoirs of the Countess de Bressol'. 'The Death of Cain' is Mary Collyer's translation of Salomon Gessner's 'Der Tod Abels' [see Blain et al. The Feminist Companion of Literature in English, p. 227]. Scarce [OCLC locates only the Library of Congress Copy].