The Modern Philosopher; or Terrible Tractoration! In Four Cantos, Most Repectfully Addressed to the Royal College of Physicians, London. By Christopher Caustick, M. D. A.S.S.

Philadelphia: From the Lorenzo Press of E. Bronson, for I. Riley and Co, 1806.

Second American edition, revised, corrected and enlarged. A wonderful engraved frontispiece by S. Seymour. xxxii, 271 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original boards, uncut. Contemporary owner's signature on first page of text. Rebacked with modern paper tape, some wear to boards, some light foxing throughout, else very good S & S 10408. Item #53125

A Poem written in response to the difficulties Fessenden had in building and securing a patent for an invention and as an attack upon the opponenets of Perkinism (named after Elisha Perkins, the inventor of "metallick tractors"). His stated object "has benn not only to disclose the follies of philosophy, falsely so called, but to give publicitiy to such inventions and improvements as are really useful." (p. xiii.).

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