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.