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New Jersey) Freneau, Philip
Poems, Written Between the Years 1768 & 1794
At the Press of the Author, at Mount-Pleasant ., Monmouth, N.J, 1795. Third edition, "New edition Revised and Corrected by the Author; Including a considerable number of Pieces never before Published". [v]-xv, [1], 455 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 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). The bookplate of Peter Wynkoop (1755-1835) has as its central shield device a Hollander, a smaller servant, and a wine cask, with female bacchantes bearing jugs at each side, surmounted by a helme and eagle. Felcone 762; Evans 28712; Stoddard 498; BAL 6445; ESTC W28921 Contemporary full sheep, spine with gilt fillets and black morocco lettering-piece, blind roll-tooled edges. Covers rubbed and worn at extremities, light foxing to text, early manuscript notes to rear endsheets. Contemporary engraved bookplate of Peter Wynkoop [v]-xv, [1], 455 pp. 1 vols. 8vo Third edition, "New edition Revised and Corrected by the Author; Including a considerable number of Pieces never before Published". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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