[N. p., but Augusta, Maine: n. p., but likely the Augusta Age, 1832]. First edition. Unbound and stitched as issued, 10.5 x 6.38 inches, 20 pages, untrimmed. Small flaw to the first leaf, with loss of a few letters on both pages but no loss of sense; somewhat foxed and a bit soiled and somewhat worn; a very good copy. Item #19064
"Our readers have observed heretofore the occasions which constrained us to allude to the above-mentioned criminal prosecution against one of the editors and publishers of this paper." The Age, a fairly new Jacksonian weekly, was published in Augusta by Ira Berry and Frank Smith, taking over from the defunct Patriot; the paper had accused the politician Weston of having deserted twice during the War of 1812. Weston sued for libel, but Berry and his paper were vindicated. McCoy B-240.