Philadelphia: Published by James Crissy, 1822. First edition. 12mo, original drab boards, printed orange paper label, 252 pages, untrimmed. Engraved title page. Small chip at the foot of the spine, some trifling rubbing, wear, spotting, and toning; a nearly fine copy. Item #19274
An attractive copy, bright and in the publisher’s original boards, of an early collection from industrious clergyman-poet; amid the expected religious themes one finds topical verses on the burning of the Philadelphia orphan asylum on January 24, 1822, as well as patriotic poems on the naval victories on Lake Erie, on the viewing of Trumbull’s painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and a lengthy topographical poem on New England. Sabin 94375; American Imprints 10409.