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Thomas Campbell
Gertrude of Wyoming: A Pennsylvanian Tale and Oterh Poems
London - T. Bensley, 1809. London - T. Bensley, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this romantic epic poem by Thomas Campbell. The setting of the poem is the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania and the massacre that occurred there on July 3, 1778. On that day, more than three hundred American Revolutionaries died at the hands of Loyalists and their Iroquois allies. At the time, it was widely believed that the attack was led by Joseph Brant; in the poem, Brant is described as the Monster Brant because of the atrocities committed, although it was later determined that Brant had not actually been present. Also including Hohinlinden and other poems. Bookplate of Andrew Davis to front pastedown. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound, though with some rubbing. Front joint starting slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signatures (which have been crossed through) to verso of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..
Bookseller: Rooke Books
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