The Trial of Virtue, a Sacred Poem; Being a Paraphrase of the Whole Book of Job, and Designed as an Explanatory Comment upon the Divine Original, Interspersed with Critical Notes upon a Variety of its Passages . . . to which is Annexed, a Dissertation upon the Book of Job.

Hartford: Printed by Lincoln and Gleason, 1806. First edition. 12mo, contemporary tree calf, red morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. Edges, joints and spine generally rubbed; label a bit chipped; a good, sound copy. Item #18299

Lee attempts to bring the story of Job to a wider audience and by doing so divert them from the perils of the Romantics; he notes in his Preface that “should the attention of our youth generally, be diverted from the *sorrows of Werter*, to the SORROWS OF JOB, it is confidently believed, they would realize a subject of more rational entertainment—a source of more solid and useful instruction, and the example of a character, more worthy of their esteem and imitation.” Contemporary ink gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Wegelin 1033; American Imprints 10710.

Price: $50.00

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