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Low (Samuel)
Poems by In Two Volumes.
Printed by T. & J. Swords, 1800. with 3 Bewickesque woodcut vignettes, and various tail-pieces, second 2 leaves in vol. i minimally (and unaccountably) shorter, last few leaves in vol. i irregularly browned, pp. 147; 168, 8vo, contemporary tree sheep, small loss of surface to lower board ov vol. i, cracking to upper joint of vol. ii, good, book label inside front cover of Amos Tuck French. First collected edition, and, for the time and place, an exceptionally nice copy. The verses include several of a patriotic kind, celebrating independence, the Constitution, and one, Peace - a poem published shortly after the ratification of Peace between America and Great-Britain. This includes the following verses: For Peace we sued, in days of deep distress, But sued in vain - our wrongs had no redress: Let Britain, then, her own mad acts repent, Her dwindled power, and fame eclipsed lament .' The French family of New Hampshire might be described as American aristocracy. Heading the list of subscribers (in vol. ii) is John Jacob Astor - the Astor family being one that the Frenchs were to intermarry with. The Tuck as the middle name allows French to rejoice in the book label reading: Amos Tuck French, Tucks Eden, Tuxedo Park.' (ESTC W28911)
Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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